it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Sunday, August 17, 2008

let them eat cake!

david and aiden
aiden and g-pa

this is deanne and pearl!

ellery and her tower of blocks.
she was so proud of it!

that's our girl we are so proud of you!aunt rachel and uncle eric

this is our oldest son david's son, aiden donovan. we celebrated his first birthday at marmee and & g-pa's house. of course there was cake and aiden seemed to love our homemade effort.

he enjoyed the cake for quite awhile.

then we opened presents with elle's help!

he seemed to enjoy that as well.

wearing his new bib.

we finger painted hand and foot prints.

it was messy fun!

aiden loved knocking over the block towers!


Meems said...

Happy Birthday, Aiden. Looks like a fun celebration.

Q said...

Your family is precious!
I have enjoyed reading your journal and looking at all your pictures. We both love the birds and the bugs and the blooms.
It is a joy to get to know you.

marmee said...

thank you i was so happy to be celebrating!

thank you for stopping by and getting to know me and my family.
i love all those creatures even the family ones. lol!

gigi said...

What a cutie he is! Aiden, I mean! He looks so much like David II, those big brown eyes! Wish we could have joined you, looks like a great time was had by all. I know you loved having everyone together again.

marmee said...


i'm glad you had a chance to see your g.grandson even if it is via internet. aiden looks so much like a combination of the two of them but the chucky, sturdiness of david. he has such a mellow personality "thaaaaank God!" he just took everything in stride.
i am so blessed we got to spend a special day together.
thank you for the baseball outfit!

Roses and Lilacs said...

A wonderful party. Those years when they are so small and everything is new and exciting to them. Those are great times.

I enjoyed reading the previous post about your garden shed. Very nice. I especially like that bench.

marmee said...

r & l,

thank you for your thoughts. family is so important and every moment we get to spend together is a bonus!
i am glad you got to see the shed and bench. they are wonderful to have.

serious/silly/me said...

cute pics. cute birthday boy. and i LOVE your new header. Bravo!!

marmee said...

s/s/m- thank you, my boy is precious! and thanks on the header. i am just getting used to this blog thing-you should check out my myspace!

Anonymous said...

Wow, he has gotten sooo very big and extra cute too. What a cute cake and idea to do the footprints. I also love your story (down below-the one about Ell) I love you all and this is really hard always looking at the pictures and never being there. I am missing you BAD!

Susie said...

Marmee-Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments.

It looks like everyone had a great time at Aiden's party. What a sweet family you have.

I check a couple of your other posts as well. I love your potting shed and bench. What a wonderful area to work.

marmee said...

thank you for checking my blog out . i am fairly new to this whole thing but i love taking photos. come back anytime!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

First birthdays are always so wonderful! And that's a perfect 1st birthday cake. Thanks for dropping by Rosehaven Cottage. I hope you come by often so we can get to know each other.


Cheryl said...

Lovely to see family coming together....memories being made.....a sweet post.....

Homemade cake is definately best....

marmee said...

i agree homemade is best, darling hubby usually makes the cake and i decorate it. we have a tradition of putting coins in the cake. kids that don't like cake even want a piece to see if they have a treasure. fun times!