Wednesday, February 11, 2015

One Year Later



Sunday was party day to celebrate one year with Mister F. His mother is a talented cake maker/decorator. Isn't that airplane cute?
 

Today, though, marks the day of his birth. Here he is, taking the first tentative tastes of his cake. It was as if he could hardly believe this colorful piece of sweetness was there just for him.
 

It didn't take too long before icing and cake had almost disappeared and the birthday boy was covered in icing.  Such a sweetheart.
 

The flowers at the beverage station added a soft touch of welcome spring color.

The years certainly seem to fly by faster than they once did. These little ones add such brightness and love to my life. I'm often surprised at the depth of emotion our three grandchildren can arouse. I find their development endlessly fascinating. Perhaps it's the little bit of distance from mother to grandmother - I don't see them every day and notice the small changes when I do. I know that I'm blessed to have my grandchildren living in the same town and I don't take that for granted.

Just a reminder that the magazine swap deadline is Friday. I'll be pairing up swap partners over the weekend. There's still time to join - comment on the swap post (click on the link to take you there). 


32 comments:

Sheila said...

Lorrie your daughter is a talented cake decorator. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on being a grandmother. You are truly blessed!

l.wilks11 said...

Lovely to see your little grandson enjoying his birthday.........xx

Sheila said...

I also wanted to say that your grandson is adorable!

aimee said...

So CUTE! I can't believe it's been a year already--wow! Nothing makes for a better picture than a little 1-year old grandbaby (or son/daughter) covered with cake and frosting from their (cute) birthday cake--love it:)
Blessings, Aimee

Marigold Jam said...

How cute - good job he was wearing his birthday suit!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Egads, look at the icing covered birthday boy. It is so much fun to let them go at their first cake, we did this with our girls and the airplane is awesome.

Amy at love made my home said...

Fabulous cake and fabulous birthday boy! xx

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Handsome young man enjoying his wonderful first birthday cake. Those memories stay with you regardless of how old they get. :-)

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is such a cute little Mr. F! I love how he enjoyed that birthday cake! The cake is great too! She did a wonderful job!

I'm blessed to have my granddaughter here every day. It has it's challenges but it is good.

Deanna

Cheryl said...

So hard to believe that Mr. F is ONE already!! Didn't you just post his newborn photo? That airplane cake...wow! Your daughter-in-law is quite talented. And Mr. F is darling covered in frosting. :) Happy birthday to him!

Yes, being a grandparent is as delightful as people said it would be!

ellen b. said...

The cake is so darn cute! Well done Mister's mom! The little one year old steals the show for sure. What a cutie.

Linda Jo said...

So adorable! And, yes, a great cake!!!! My little Mr L was one on Tuesday........ his party is this Sunday! I will have to post about that. And my daughter is close to going into labor with her 2nd one!!! Life is good, isn't it!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

The cake is amazing! Love that mister F really enjoyed his cake too!

Marilyn said...

The cake is definitely wonderful! Loved seeing your little guy with blue frosting all about. Sending a hugs for his birthday. Yes, we are so fortunate having grandchildren nearby. I once told my daughter if they moved away I would buy a trailer and sit it in her yard to be nearby. Smiling!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, he is definitely a charmer! Forget cake, I could gobble him up!!

Hugs - Mary

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Birthday parties are such fun. We have two of our grandsons living in the same town - the third lives in WV and we only see him about once a year (they are coming out for the first two weeks of July) but we skype and talk on the phone and get photos and videos daily. Every second is precious with these wonderful grandsons.

Helen Philipps said...

Such an adorable birthday boy and a wonderful cake! I agree with you about the joys of having grandchildren, Lorrie, until mine arrived I didn't realise how magical it was!
Helen xox

podso said...

I notice his shirt is also removed! Looks like he totally enjoyed his cake!

Yes doesn't time go faster every year. It's amazing.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I love this Lorrie - little Mister F's look of sheer wonder is beautiful!
Forget the clothes - I've got cake to eat.. ha ha - I love chubby babies and toddlers!
YES you are lucky having them close by - I know how much you appreciate that which is lovely.
Thank you for sharing this day with us.
Shane

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Lorrie,
Such preciousness and Happy Birthday to a darling Mister F! I agree with you, noticing, sharing, embracing and guarding these fleeting and endearing moments of being a Grandmother. Indeed we are blessed.
Jemma

Vee said...

What a cutie! Wouldn't want to have been the one to get him to his bath, though! Really, this birthday sneaked up on me. I might have said that your grandson was seven months old, but not already a year!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Aren't those first birthdays with the cake on every finger and everywhere else just adorable!!! That Mr. F must steal your heart every time you see him.

Wishing you a beautiful day, Lorrie!

Brenda
xox

Ida said...

He's a cutie and I love seeing kids with their 1st Birthday cakes.

Dawna Motz said...

What a cutie! Looks like he really enjoyed that cake! Great job by the cake decorator!

Elizabethd said...

That blue icing certainly got spread around!

Donna said...

LOL, I bet the cute little fella got a bath soon after that last picture! Happy birthday to Mister F.

Anneliese said...

I can imagine the thoughts going through his mommy's mind as she decorated with a thankful heart the gift of this little guys life and how he has changed their lives. May he be blessed in all his growing up and continue to bring you much joy.

Pondside said...

I love the icing shot! You wee grandson is such a beautiful boy - I know you enjoy every minute with him.

Andrea Dawn said...

My how quickly a year has flown, seems like just a few months ago you shared news of his arrival. He sure is a cutie-pie!

materfamilias said...

That was fast! What a cute little guy -- and such a great cake!

Carole Reid said...

The Blue Boy!

Storybook Woods said...

What a cutie pie. You are quite blessed. Clarice