Marlow is one!

My baby girl is one today! One year old! I can’t believe it. I always find the first birthday to be the most emotional one — the birth still feels so fresh in my mind, the hormones still maybe not completely settled back to normal yet, and a baby who seems to be growing and changing by the day, walking and developing so quickly, those precious baby days slipping by. I’m fighting back tears as I write this — sad that time seems to be flying by, but also so thankful to celebrate such a wonderful, happy year.

I thought I would share a few photos from the little party we had in our kitchen this morning. We made waffles, lit a candle, sang happy birthday and threw confetti all over the place. It was perfect. I think she really knew it was her special day. Thank you for letting me share it with you.

xx Courtney

p.s. The confetti came from Knot & Bow, and I have previously blogged about the sweet little party hats here.

11 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Tracey | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy birthday!! Love your breakfast birthday celebration, the confetti is very sweet I must get some!! Gourgous kids, thanks for sharing!

2. Karen | November 12, 2013 | Reply

i am welling up reading this, have been following you for the past 13/14 months and feel like i know marlow, my youngest is 3 and off to school next year, i dread it in a way as i know that the most precious time is slipping by

3. Esther in Amsterdam | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy birthday to Marlow! Can’t believe this year has gone by so fast… xxx

4. Gina | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy birthday Marlow!! I started following you on Instagram some months ago, she was a baby… and now she’s one! Love the photos, your kids are adorable :)

5. Emilie | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy Birthday to Marlow!! Such a sweet and happy girl, with a very strong mind! xx

6. isabella | November 12, 2013 | Reply

I so feel for you!!! My little one is 6 months ( my third) and am loathing and dreading the moment she will turn one….

7. Barbie // Fringe & Feathers | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy first birthday to your sweet baby girl!! Looks like she enjoyed her waffles.

8. Lauren | November 12, 2013 | Reply

Happy Birthday to your baby Marlow! I’m a new reader to this blog…Love it! I too get sad on my children’s birthday’s and especially the 1st. You have darling babies!

9. Engracia | November 13, 2013 | Reply

Happy birthday Marlow, wow how quickly has the year gone. What lovely photos thanks for sharing. Exx

10. Nicole | November 13, 2013 | Reply

Bittersweet – I’ll be doing the same in a month *sniff*
Gorgeous photos and I love your bunting. May I ask where you got it from?
Looking forward to ShopUp next month!

11. Natalie | November 14, 2013 | Reply

Happy birthday to Marlow! I feel like I’ve lived this past year alongside you… My girls turned one last week. How fast time flies. Xx