Sunday, October 12, 2008

Half Party

Mommy says to tell you she finished her Pilates DVD yesterday, even though I tried to help by standing in front of the computer monitor. Somehow her excitement evades me.

Yesterday we went to a BBQ in honor of my cousin's 10th birthday (and my other cousin's 14th, too). Here's part of the crowd checking out the food. I made sure I got plenty to eat by making the rounds and grabbing food off people's plates. Mommy's not impressed, but no one else seemed to mind.

Speaking of birthdays, a week ago last Friday was my 1 1/2 year birthday. So we had a half birthday party to celebrate. We had a half-baked half cake, and I got half presents, and half of my friends were there. Well, not exactly . . .
Here I am with my half cake all lit up (one cupcake for each month more than 1 year).
EVERYBODY helped me blow them candles out. That's an awful lot of wind! Here I am trying to figure out those crazy things!

Mommy gave me a cupcake to eat, and I handed it right back to her. I am such a generous child!
Here I am helping her serve the cake to everybody. Not only am I generous, I'm helpful, too!
Here I am checking out the icing. Not bad, considering that Mommy was whipping it up 1/2 hour before everybody pitched up, and she's never made icing before (that premade stuff rocks!) and she wasn't even following a recipe.
Oh - I did mention I got half presents! Here I am checking out the bags. Just like at my 1st birthday, I was too busy playing with each present to move on to the next one right away.
And here I am giving Mommy some butterfly sticker tattoos. Cool mommy, huh?!
Here is the verse Mommy read in my honor: "Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the LORD your God, am with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

19 comments:

[Somebody Loved] said...

Happy Half-Birthday to you Esmé!
Like Alice in Wonderland... we all need more reasons to celebrate. Every day could be a celebration and life itself is the reason to celebrate.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

ps. Esmé is so pretty!

Tara R. said...

What a cool idea to have a 1/2 birthday. Loved the cake! Mommy is looking good too with the butterfly stickers.

Pam said...

What a great idea to have a half birthday party- I should do that! Riley will be 18 months old this month. Looked like lots of fun!!

melissa s. said...

happy half birthday!!

SarahHub said...

Happy 1/2 birthday!

Such a cute post, with lots of great ideas, as usual!

Michelle Riggs said...

Happy half bithday. What a great idea. Beautiul pictures of a beautiful girls.

katemcdonald said...

First of all, love Mere Christianity but it is deep!!!

What a great mom you are...half birthday parties sound like fun!

Your little girl is amazingly cute.

dani said...

happy 1 1/2 birthday, beautiful little esme!!!
may all your sweet little wishes come true:) by the way, you look like a fairy princess in your beautiful party dress!!!
love,
dani

One Mom said...

Wow a half-birthday party. What a cool idea...until you get to be, ahem, of a certain age!

Congrats on the Pilates!

Growin' with it! said...

what a fabulously fun idea! your sweet daughter is adorable.

Debra said...

Happy 1 1/2 birthday Esme. You look beautiful. I love that you share your cupcakes!

My darling, you get more and more beautiful each day! I love that as you grow in stature your mommy is reading you scripture. Remember to hold onto it...tightly!

((hugs)) & blessings to you today, sweet one!

Julie said...

What a beautiful little girl you are....

Tell your mommy that I said thank you for visiting my blog today and her sweet comments.

I hope you have a special 1/2 birthday.,..

Julie

AVT Coach said...

Thanks for commenting on my site. These pictures are precious. What a great idea to have a half birthday for her! My daughter was born in August, never got the "school" party. So every year we had a half birthday for her at school so she could share cupcakes with the kids. She loved it!
Happy 18 months!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That little one is darling!!!! Thank you for the kind comments on my blog-the dishes are piled up again, so I am glad I have a pic. of what it looked like this morning! God bless you and your sweet little angel!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That little one is darling!!!! Thank you for the kind comments on my blog-the dishes are piled up again, so I am glad I have a pic. of what it looked like this morning! God bless you and your sweet little angel!

Andrea said...

Aww! Happy 1 1/2 year old birthday Esme! I have to admit, my son wasn't as lucky as you...he only had a 1 year and a 2 year b-day...mabye we'll throw him a 2 1/2 year b-day to make up for it. :) I'm glad you had so much fun!!!

Damselfly said...

That half birthday looks like a blast!

Can I have a half birthday?

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Great job on the pilates DVD! Happy 1/2 birthday sweet adorable girl. I just love her dress!!

mamajil said...

A half birthday ....what a great idea! I love the pictures!!