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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Look Who Turned One!!!

On July 14th, 2011 my brother and his beautiful wife welcomed Matthew into the world!

 It's hard to believe that 12 months have passed since I became Auntie Celia.

July 2011

November 2011

December 2011

July 2012...

Wow ... where did 12 months go? 

My Sister-in-love is not only an adoring wife and caring mother, she is a hostess extraordinaire. No detail was overlooked for Matthew's 1st Birthday. The celebration took place at Willistead Manor, with delicious food and yummy desserts (I may have been a little too busy eating to remember to take photos... oops.)

Seriously ... how adorable is this cake???? and the bottom was chocolate and the top was vanilla ~ wrapped in sweet fondant (yes, my eating healthy took a  holiday..lol)

Small guests were entertained with face painting....

After some great food and face painting, it was on to the gift opening, with a little help from mom and dad...

As mommy and daddy helped with opening the gifts ... it was clear that Matthew was all about the books!! 

Then it was time for Happy Birthday singing and CAKE!!! I think Matthew was a little overwhelmed at all the attention he was receiving...get use to it little man, you are a wonderful blessing and a real Prince!

HMMM.... what's this?? 

At first Matthew wasn't sure ... about this huge mini-cake placed before him... after staring at it for a few moments and some direction from a much older playmate ( a 2 or 3 year old) ...Matthew tested things out. Hmmm ... not bad.... and before you knew it, that SMASH CAKE was smashed ; and it was making its way to his sugar waiting taste buds!!

Happy 1st Birthday Matthew!!!


  1. These photos are so beautiful, Matthew is one handsome one year old. I really like the face full of cake. Happy Birthday Matthew!

  2. What a little cutey! I've always liked the first birthday cake all over the face shots - I guess we all do that. The party looked like fun.

  3. Dearest Celia,

    Can't believe this is indeed one year ago... He is very cute with his big eyes in which you can get drowned. I love that November photo with his cap and cute suit on. Precious.
    Now he will have fond photos for later when he fully understands what birthdays are about.
    Love to you,

  4. What an absolutely beautiful little boy! Big eyes, sweet smile - he's just to to!!! You have amazing pictures, always!

  5. What a blessing :). Time goes by so quickly doesn't it? Looks like a wonderful celebration!

  6. He is beautiful. I love the photo of you holding him and you two looking at each other. LOVE that you call her your sister in love! Happy bday to Matthew!! xo

  7. awww. He's soo adorable and Celia...great to see you back.

  8. oh my. little mr. man in the suit and hat. way too cute. i have a little over a month to go before i finally get to meet my godson Harry in person. he's coming at the beginning of september and will be 2 in october. for now, skype will continue to do. that's what happens when half you family is on the other side of the ocean.

  9. What a precious little man! Happy Birthday to Matthew -- and his family. It's a big milestone for everyone, isn't it, Auntie Celia?


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