Thursday, July 7, 2011


The day before the BIG party - out in Manly with Dada

A nice family pic out in Manly - the only 'Birthday Pic' of the three of us :)

Murray in full birthday cake decorating mode

He bought just a BIT of candy to make the cakes pretty

Butterfly Cake 1 - chocolate and vanilla swirl cake

Butterfly Cake 2 - A sugarless 'baby friendly' carrot and raisin cake

The table before we added the hot food (beef pies, mini pizzas and mini quiches)
The plates, napkins & cups I got in America - gotta love American party stores!!!

The 'baby sushi' I made with flattened bread, cream cheese and meat & veggies

Murray's parents & sister patiently awaiting the arrival of guests ;)

Peter & the Bear - checking out the food

The hats Grandma bought - cool huh! Fits with our butterfly theme perfectly :)

the big '1'

Butterflies everywhere

Cassie saying Hi to the birthday girl

She was certainly the center of attention :)

The balls in the 'ball pit' - lovingly donated by Steve & Selina

Loved the banner! SO pretty

Mama & Dada pre party while Genna was still napping

Me, Genevieve, Cassie & Lennox

Bib on for just a bit so she could quickly eat some lunch before playing with everyone

Cuddles with Aunty Helen

Showing Amelia the green ball

The ball pit really was a hit! Louisa especially loved sitting in there!

Genna's friend Louisa

Hey - check this out!

Cassie & Hamish

My friend Rita & me

Silly hats with Aunty Helen

Good food & good friends = a fun day

Cute little Lennox with his Mama

Hamish & Murray chatting

Even the older kids had fun with the ball pit - it's a fun game to throw them all out, then put them all back in!

Lennox & Cassie

Smiley Louisa :)

Darling Clara

Contemplative Genna & Dada

Genna's friend Chloe

Pure Joy

Cuddles with Selina

Hello? Who's there?

Cuddles with sweet Amelia

Selina with her darling girls & Louisa & Lyn - cute!

Genevieve with Nana & Granddad

Shy girl while everyone was singing her Happy Birthday!

Blowing out the candle

and a 'poke' taste

ohhhh I LIKE this cake!

Cuties :)

Lennox just turned 1 a month ago - what a cutie

Hey Lennox - I'm one now too!

They all had fun playing together

The cake went down well!

My friends - Lindsay & Rita

Hamish & Zephyr

Whatta Cutie!

The boys - Steve, Murray, Barry, Mark, Hamish & Peter

Genna even sat on Mark's lap! She was SO social!

Lindsay & Chloe - gorgeous!

Ohhhh now WHAT is that on your necklace Amelia?


Ohhhh the balloons were a HUGE hit (thanks Lindsay!)

My 'punch' was also a hit - sparkling wine, lemon lime bitters and a berry juice = YUMMY!

Chloe giving Genevieve cuddles before they had to go

Her first card - too cute

What's in here??

Cool bag decorated just for me!

Oh this puzzle looks FUN!

She's a HUGE fan of books - this '10 Little' book was a big hit

Ohhh a pretty ballerina skirt!

Look at what I got Nana & Granddad!

I can open the card by myself!!!

OHHHH another pressie for me?

This looks fun....

Cuddles for her new puppy 'Violet'

She always cuddles animals on her left shoulder - here showing her multitasking skills by playing with her new puzzle at the same time!

OMG he spelled and then said Genevieve!!! TOO cool :)

Clara & Amelia enjoyed their treat bags :)

LOVING the puppy!!

Ahhh Granddad - you are hilarious!

Just a little more snack post afternoon nap

little toes

I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!

Oh this ring sorter is COOL!

I can even do it with my foot!

Still LOVING the balloons though

walk, walk, walk

The ball pit is fun

but it's more fun to put the balls in the holes on top of the esky (cooler)

What a GREAT day. Wonderful to celebrate with lovely friends and family. Genevieve was absolutely the happiest baby ever - she had a wonderful day :)

Genna with the 'puppy' we gave her - I think she thinks it's real :)


  1. Looks like a FANTASTIC FIRST BIRTHDAY party for our dear little Genevieve! The butterfly theme was absolutely stunning and the cakes were so creative. Genevieve certainly is loved and cherished on both sides of the world. Glad that you had such a happy day and that Genevieve had so much fun. Love and kisses across the miles. Grandma

  2. Each picture is better than the last!! So much fun to see the party thru the pics! And whatta party!! Genna is such a happy girl! And all those beautiful babies and friends! *sigh* You are all so loved. Love from across the ocean, Great Auntie Jani

  3. She is just too cute! Looks like a wonderful party. I absolutely love the baby sushi you made. What a great idea. Happy Birthday Genna!

  4. She is SO cute and the party looked like a hit! Leo has Scout, the male version of Violet and he LOVES that dog! He got it when he was 6 months and to this day he sleeps with it and takes it places. This morning he actually brought it to the grocery store haha.