Birthday Preview | Mommy and Me Monday | 157th edition


It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.

Next week we will celebrate the 3rd anniversary/birthday of Mommy and Me Monday which started on February 21, 2010. And I’ve only missed ONE! What will we do special for the occasion? I’d love your suggestions.

I have to say, I think E’s first birthday was a huge success. We pushed her through her nap time and she aced it with flying colors. I don’t think there was even a set of tears. It was a pajama and breakfast party (more on that later) and I think every person and family that RSVP’d showed up. And, almost all of the food was gone.

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{Happy little family right before the first guests arrived. Rocking our PJs)

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{Mommy and E with her cake. She was dainty at first but was definitely savoring it. Surprisingly she didn’t smash it.)

Happy, happy birthday E! We love you to the moon and back.

Next week we will celebrate the 3rd anniversary/birthday of Mommy and Me Monday which started on February 21, 2010. And I’ve only missed ONE! What will we do special for the occasion? I’d love your suggestions. 

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  1. Oh, she is so CUTE! Happy Birthday to her! And that is a great party idea. I had a friend do that last year for her son and the kids had such a great time.

    1. Thanks! I liked that we still had half of the day left, too…even though it made for a little bit of a crazy morning.

  2. Gramy Lura says:

    Your family is so darling. I just love that family picture. I’m glad that E enjoyed her birthday party. Give her a hug for me. I can’t believe that she is one already. Hugs, Lura

    1. Thanks, Gramy. I can’t believe she’s one, either. It’s so darn fast.

  3. Mr. Serious says:

    What a great picture of you and E! What a great party! A real hit.

  4. Congratulations! It looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  5. grandma pat says:

    Glad your breakfast & PJ birthday party went well. What kind of cake is that for E?

    1. Vanilla cake with cream cheese icing. Plain and yummy…but she hardly ate any.

  6. Happy 1st birthday E! I love the decorations and the pj/breakfast theme! How fun and comfy. And who doesn’t love breakfast food?!?! Yum!

  7. I just LOVE that family pic…

  8. I love that you are comfortable posting pajamas pictures!

    1. Thanks! Sometimes we luck out.

      It was quite a success, I think.

  9. I can’t believe that she is a year old already… I am sure you are in the same boat.

    Happy Birthday to her. 🙂

    1. You hit the nail on the head. Yep, totally can’t believe it.

    1. Thanks! I’m not good at themes, so it’s sort of crazy I pulled it off!

  10. Love the pajama theme! None of my kids ever really smashed their cakes either!

    1. N totally obliterated her cake. She wasn’t messing around. #1 didn’t really care for it, though. I think she might have actually cried.

  11. My son’s first birthday is in a few weeks. I’m so excited.

  12. Very cute! That is a great birthday cake too! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I wish I could take credit for the cake, but that’s one of the two things I didn’t make (cupcakes, too).

  13. This was so cute! I saw your pictures on instagram and couldn’t believe that she’s a 1-year-old now! Time goes by too fast.

    1. It happens way too fast, doesn’t it? It’s not fair to us!

  14. Happy birthday, sweet girl! I love the PJ and breakfast party – such a unique idea! And what you did with those instagram pics… I absolutely adore that number 1! It looks like you hosted a wonderful party, mama!

    1. Thanks, Autumn. Somehow it all came together. That’s not usually the case for me.

  15. So sweet! Love that it was a pj party! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures!

    1. Thanks! It was very comfy! I posted them later last week, hope you saw them:)

  16. YOu have a beautiful family!

    I LOVE the idea of pajamas party! So laid back and fun!

    Idea for the celebration? Twitter party ? 🙂

    Happy anniversary too!

    1. Thanks, hon! It was so nice to be comfy and less stress and have the rest of the day ahead of us.

      Twitter party? Hmm…I don’t think I’m up for that:) That stresses me out.

  17. yay for an awesome party!!

    happy happy birthday e!!

    ps – i think i recognize your pjs??

  18. Sandy VanHoey says:

    From the looks of your party for Baby E, I don’t think you’ll need to much help with this. Happy 1st Birthday Baby E. You’re adorable! Happy 3rd Anniversary/Birthday!

    1. Thanks! It’s a little less fun do to a celebration online, I think:)

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