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Josephine's birthday celebrations lasted three days and were covered in a thick layer of snow. 

We spent the big day just us three frolicking outside, enjoying Ben's day off work and spoiling the birthday girl. Phiney was a little trepidatious after face-planting the snow (understandably!) but when her hand was being held she gazed at her new landscape in wonder. 





On Saturday, despite the snow, so many of our beautiful friends and family trekked to Josephine's party to enjoy a game of pass the parcel (a huge success with a bunch of one year olds!) and a slice of Ben's simply fantastic castle cake. I mean seriously, how cool is that?! Phiney had the best time, running around in her vintage party dress and a gorgeous cardigan of my Mum's creation, with her little buddies.



 





Sunday we hit the park for one last jaunt in the white stuff before it turned to slush where Josephine found her snow legs, stomping away in her wellies and new waterproof dungarees.

Those three days were awesome, and days we'll always remember. Our baby girl is one, and what an amazing creature she is. 

11 comments:

  1. Wow, some of those photos at her party are just amazing, so atmospheric, really capturing the moment!..Love the velvet back drop! (and elf ear, Arwen!) The best memories for a first birthday! xx xx

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  2. Happy Birthday Josephine!

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  3. You and your girl are such a gorgeous pair. Looks like such a fun celebration - especially with the magical snow! Kellie xx

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  4. Your family is so sweet, that snow looks like a lot of fun!

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  5. congratulations nell, a beautiful girl you have xx

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  6. A big happy birthday smooth to your amazing creature! She is adorable Nell. And by crikey, look at that cake! xx

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    1. Thank you lovely, especially for the cake book. The castle was entirely inspired by the one in that book!! X

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  7. Lovely celebrations. It's been so lovely following along over the last year here on your blog and seeing little Josephine grow. It does just get better and better (well at least until five... the current limit of my experience of parenthood)!

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  8. happy first birthday phiney! I can't believe our little girls are already one.

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  9. happiest first little lady. xx

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  10. Happy birthday Josephine. Gosh Nell, your photography and your daughters bonnet are both so beautiful!

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