Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quinn's First Birthday

This weekend we celebrated my youngest grandchild's birthday.  Her mom, Sara, arranged a big family party. When I remarked to her that it was a lot of work for someone who doesn't even know it's her birthday, Sara said "It's a party to give us a chance to celebrate Quinn.  She doesn't need to know that its her birthday."   And she's right. 

The day before her birthday Sara, who's a professional photographer, among other things, set up a photo shoot for Quinn for her 'official' first birthday portrait.  The pictures were adorable.

This is the 'official' birthday portrait

For the party yesterday, Sara spread a plastic picnic tablecloth on the livingroom floor for the 10 or so kids who would be there.  She set a small picnic basket full of goodies around the tablecloth for each child.

That worked well because while the kids ate their hotdogs and goodies in the livingroom the adults were free to enjoy lunch in the kitchen and diningroom. 

A friend volunteered to make Quinn's birthday cake - it was huge and beautiful and delicious.

Daddy (Quincey) helped blow out the candle

Let the eating begin!

Quinn dug in with gusto

Now what???

One of the family friends brought a baby lamb with him from his farm.  The kids were thrilled with him and tried to feed him, but he's still bottle fed so didn't want too much solid food from them.

They eventually all went out back to play in the huge bouncy castle Sara had rented for the occasion, and Quinny went out too and met the lamb face to face.

All in all it was quite a big day for the baby of the family.  Happy birthday sweet Quinn.



Desiree said...

Quinn obviously loved all the treats and special surprises, not to mention all of the attention and befriending a Quinn-sized lambkin! Superb photos of a wonderful 1st Birthday celebration! Both cakes looked amazing. And such a neat idea to give each child their own little picnic basket!

just call me jo said...

That cake is bigger than Quinn. Perfect day for the special girl. That lamb is precious, too. Love the pictures.

Mickey said...

Wow what a party! Beautiful cake and such a good idea with picnic etc.!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Ahhh, those were the days. How sweet. She had a great birthday and didn't even know it. But she will looking at pictures when she's older.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Pat. Happy birthday to Quinn. Looks like a great birthday party - that teddy bear cake was awesome!! What gorgeous photos of her first birthday. She is a real cutie! I loved Sara's comment that it was a party to celebrate Quinn. Lovely warm post.

Sush said...

A lamb for company at the birthday cool is that? What a grand celebration for an adorable little lady! Congratulations to all and I'm sure you are all in love with that sweet bebe.


Holly said...

Huge cake for such a tiny baby! Looks like a great day!

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Michael and Hanne said...

Good post! When my first child had her first birthday, she soon tired of all the partygoers and crawled off into the bushes by herself!
Looks like the cake should be full of peanut butter!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Beautiful photos.

What a lovely cake and an adorable little girl.

- Fiona