Friday, July 23, 2010

Partying it up like a one year old!

First, I'd like to thank my lovely friends, Judy and Glenda, who traveled all the way from Salt Lake City to be here with us for Stella's birthday. It was so nice to have some friends around to celebrate with.

Nick and I figured that we will have plenty of chances to put together crazy kid-centric parties in the coming years, so this year we decided to stick with a simple BBQ. Our neighbors, Sigfried and Elza, came over and between the 8 of us, we had a wonderful time celebrating our lovely Stella's first birthday.

The weather was perfect for an outdoor feast, so we sat on the veranda and soaked in the warm German breeze while enjoying a delicious dinner followed by two birthday cakes: One lactose-free chocolate cake made by yours truly, and one mini German cake made by Elza. We had a wonderful time and look forward to her next birthday!

Opening her 3 birthday-morning-gifts. One memory: a snow globe with our photo inside, one creative gift because she is a double-cancer (which means she is super creative): a coloring book, and one thing that grows: a packet of Aster seeds (because we live on Aster Street.

Judy and Glenda were so happy to see Stella. Last time they saw her, she was only a few weeks old!

Elza, Siggy and Nick.


Birthday dinner.

Mmmm! Enjoying a delicious lactose-free chocolate cake :)

Chef Boyar-Liv :)

Chef Boyar-Elza :)

Thanks for the adorable hat, Lilli! Stella loves it - but for now, she loves the box even more!

Shiny paper! How surprising!

Auntie Jess, Uncle Chris and Cousin Seren sent her this super creative bag with photos printed on it. Stella adores it!

Spending the day with the gals in Hannover.

Stella LOVES the attention!


  1. Yay! Cake face and pigtails. My week is now complete! Happy Birthday, Stella-love!

  2. I told her you said Happy Birthday and she replied, "HI!" :) -Liv

  3. Grandma Norma got to see your blog today. She thought the pictures and videos were great! Keep em coming.......

  4. Oooh, I'm so glad Grandma Norma saw the blog!

    P&A, We can't wait to see you (but mostly Ava) :)