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Last weekend, we had Haley’s first birthday party!

Do I have to wear the hat mom?

Do I have to wear the hat mom?

I’ll admit it wasn’t what I imagined when she was only a few months old but here we are in Heiligenkreuz with our new “friends and family!” We ended up holding the party inside, Justin thought it might rain, it did, good call dad! My mom and I spent the better part of the A.M. getting the cakes ready, Justin decorated the one for H and I worked on the main cake.

Justin took his time and picked the sprinkles carefully!

Justin took his time and picked the sprinkles carefully!

Haley's Cake!

Haley's Cake!

After a few changes, the final cake

After a few changes, the final cake

H seemed to really enjoy the party. It was mainly adults, including her Oma and Opa (Beth’s parents).

The party crowd!

The party crowd!

Oma and Opa Conner

Oma and Opa Conner

We opened gifts:


Then it was time for singing and cake! Haley was absolutely shocked when everyone started singing TO HER. She just looked around the room, not sure what was going on.

How do they all know the same song?

How do they all know the same song?

blowing out the candle

blowing out the candle

Jacob, H, Taylor and Mark ~ Party Animals!

Jacob, H, Taylor and Mark ~ Party Animals!

Let's do this everyday!

Let's do this everyday!

We thought there would be a “sugar high” but within 30 min. of the party, she was down for a 2 hour nap! I guess that means it was a hit! We had a great time and are so thankful for all the love we feel here toward Haley!

4 Responses to “A first birthday party!”

  • Kristy Lindsay Says:

    Great job with the cakes mom and dad!! Haley, could you get any cuter?! I wish I could give you a big birthday squeeze!

  • Kaye and Jerry Osborn Says:

    Loved all the photos from Haley’s 1st birthday. Both of you are excellent cake decorators. Sending birthday hugs and love! Had a nice visit with Gary, Terry, Keith and Karen yesterday celebrating Gary’s 29th birthday of sobriety.
    Haley is becoming quite the cutie. Hope all is well!

    we love you!!
    Kaye and Jerry

  • Auntie Di Di Says:

    Wow this entry makes me miss you guys!! I wish I could have been there for that!!! The cake reminded me of all of your “work of art cookies” you used to make and it all just made me wish you were here or I was there! (Okay, I wish you were here because if I were there I’d have that whole jet lag thing to deal with… :) ) Hugs and kisses all the way around – D

  • Oma Says:

    Haley’s Birthday Party was great fun! She’s was the cutest in her ‘flower garden’ dress! The cake was as good as it looks! We are go happy that we got to be there! We love you three!
    Oma