Monday, July 9, 2012

… my one-year-old girl

1 year!

i seriously have no idea where the time went. it's like, poof! she was born and was just this tiny wrinkly milk-hungry being, and then poof! she's suddenly this small but significantly larger one-year-old human with a personality and likes and dislikes and a sense of humor.

i'm pretty much in love with this little baby, if that wasn't obvious already.

ingrid's first birthday

being a fourth of july baby, ingrid had lots to do to celebrate her birth. we took the ferry over to bainbridge island for the grand ol' fourth of july parade, one of my most favorite events of the year. i was seriously sad to miss it last year because i was, well... busy having a baby.

ingrid seemed to really be into watching the parade. here she is with her oma.

ingrid's first birthday

i was tickled by this little baby flower on one of the floats.

ingrid's first birthday

i think the best part of the parade is always the intensely vigorous revolutionary volunteer dixieland band. they always make me smile.

ingrid's first birthday

after the parade we adjourned to my parent's house for a nap and then a party. (priorities, right?) i made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. the candle was a sparkler in the shape of the number 1, which i failed to get a photo of in action because it burned down too quickly. but it was seriously awesome, trust me.

ingrid wasn't that into the cake. silly baby. good thing there were lots of berries on it for her to enjoy, though.

ingrid's first birthday

ingrid's first birthday

and then there were a few presents, which she clearly did not understand. but it was fun for the rest of us.

ingrid's first birthday

all followed by a walk down to the beach, which no trip to bainbridge is complete without. this baby looks tired, right? turning one is exhausting, people.

and thanks for humoring me and being sweet about all the ingrid posting i do. i know i stopped putting her weekly photos up on the blog, but if you want to check out the complete set from the past year, you can do so on flickr. i am so happy i stuck with it and kept taking these weekly photos, even when it got insanely difficult when she finally became mobile. i think the photo quality went down significantly these past couple of months, since she always seemed to be rolling out of frame or pulling the fabric up or crawling away or screaming because she couldn't grab the toy i was dangling over her to make her look up. i'm pretty sure i won't continue with weekly or monthly photos like this, and i'm okay with that. there are plenty of other pictures i can take of her (hello instagram!) to document her growing up. but this was definitely fun while it lasted.

oh, and if anyone has any ideas for what i can do with 52 yards of fabric, let me know.

13 comments:

  1. awww, happy birthday Ingrid (and mama!). I think a simple patchwork quilt with squares of all those fabrics (or something more complicated) would be lovely.

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  2. Happy birthday Ingrid! I'm sure you think of something fab to make of the fabrics, something for Ingrid to treasure.

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  3. Aww! Happy Birthday Ingrid! I've enjoyed the pictures from the past year, and look forward to watching her grow up. Sounds like a fabulous 4th. And as for 52 yards of fabric...maybe a quilt that combines all of the fabrics in some way (?). But you are the expert seamstress/quilter/sewing genius, here, not me, so you'll no doubt find the perfect creative idea soon.

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  4. awww happy birthday ingrid! can't believe she's one already - i remember being so excited for you when she was born! eep! here's to many more fun adventures with your little snowdrop :-)

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  5. I agree...a patchwork quilt with all the fabrics together could be a fun treasure for her to enjoy in years to come! Time will just keep flying by. I can't believe Julia is 2.5 -- it's just too much to think about sometimes. :)

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  6. You definitely need to make a quilt with all the fabrics together. Happy birthday Ingrid!

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  7. Happy birthday Ingrid!! Looks like she had a wonderful day! And I totally agree that you need to make a quilt out of all those fabrics :)

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  8. Yay! I'm glad it was such a fun #1 birthday. Ingrid is ever-adorable. Those eyes! I don't think I will ever tire of Ingrid photos...

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  9. Happy Birthday to Ingrid and congrats to you and Chris for the first year! You better get to quilting with those yards - maybe a string quilt, which you can give her when she graduates high school and then it will be with fabrics that saw her through her first year and this quilt will take her through after she leaves the nest?

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  10. Happy Birthday to Ingrid! She's such a cutie and it's been fun watching her growth (and the growth of your fabric stash) through your weekly photos! A quilt that includes all 52 fabrics is a must!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Ingrid! That sounds like such a perfect birthday celebration. And how kind of Bainbridge to throw a parade for her every year :)
    (and seriously, could she be any cuter????)

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  12. Happy (late) Birthday, Ingrid! We all enjoyed seeing you grow up. Also, Oma is very pretty. Now we know where you both get your looks =)

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  13. Love to see her rocking the sun hat! Hope to see you guys soon. Happy (belated) birthday to you, Ingrid!

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