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June 27, 2013

It Was Her Birthday












There aren't any pictures of me, Tim, and Maile as a family, from Maile's birthday weekend (though there is a picture of Maile with my mama, her beautiful Marmee) ... which basically tells you everything you need to know about how it went. ;) It was a bit hectic, and a whole lotta fun; I was more relaxed this year. What's most important about birthdays is that Maile gets to spend them with the people who love her. There wasn't a crazy cake (I baked a raspberry-lemon tea cake for our girl who isn't big on sweets). I didn't spend hours on elaborate table settings, only to have them immediately destroyed by a hurricane of toddlers. And I actually got to enjoy myself, too!

For dinner, Tim put together an amazing tri-tip roast. We all stood around our kitchen island and laughed and told stories. Little girls tugged on skirts, asking for more cake and lemonade. There were strawberry-stained faces and hands. One very crazy squirrel. And Maile fell asleep in my arms before the last guests left.

I'm not sure if I'll ever be a "Pinterest mom," which probably means eventual PTA shunning, or something like that. But a simple good time, and a whole lot of love? That, I can do.

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15 comments:

  1. Hi Katie, what a beautiful gathering! Those little shoes are too sweet. Hope you had a wonderful weekend with loved ones. I bet that wheel of cheese was devoured quick sharp! x

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    1. Hi Imogen -- Thank you! We had a wonderful time with our friends and family, and there was hardly a bit of cheese left! ;)

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  2. A relaxed party is the best kind of party - happy birthday to your little sweetheart!

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    1. I totally agree, friend! Thank you!

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  3. I think that looks gorgeous and very Pinterest worthy. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

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  4. Happy birthday to your girl! Love her pink dress :)

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  5. lol those princess shoes. i remember having some plastic dress up shoes. i remember i really loved wearing them but they were actually REALLY uncomfortable!

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  6. what a beautiful, precious girl!
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

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  8. From one non-pinterest mom to another, I loved this :) I approach C's birthdays the same way. So when you get shunned, come find me. I'll be sitting alone in the other corner ;)
    Happy birthday, beautiful girl! xo

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    1. Ha! If it's possible, I just love you even more now, my friend.

      <3

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