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Monday, June 4, 2012

Dear Olive,
We had a pretty good weekend, despite the dreariness of the endless rain. We went out to dinner, I went to this unreal show at the opera house, and it was the extremely important occasion of Poppy's first birthday party. Papa came down and there were lots of family and friends, along with a super impressive spread. You're always delighted with cake. My Dad pointed out that even at your young age, you seem to be exhibiting the same helpful attitude to opening other people's presents that I had. (In what has become an infamous home video of one christmas morning, I raced into Hayes room and woke him up with his santa bag and proceeded to open all his presents, while he sat there and watched. After I batted his hand away a few times, there came some gentle "Kellie, let Hayes open his own presents" from behind the camera, which built up to stern requests. Next thing, camera goes off, and comes back on with Hayes opening his own presents and me, red eyed, having to settle with sitting next to him.) Presents or not, it's so special to have a big part in a little persons life. 
Happy birthday Poppy, we love you. We're looking forward to opening up your presents for a long time xx










21 comments:

Catherine said...

Kellie that is such a funny story I love it. I can see it all now, you with a big smile happily opening up someone else's gifts;) It looks like a fun party and lots of yummy food, I love a good party:) x

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

Oh I would LOVE to see that home movie! ha ha. That party spread looks amazing and yummy!

mama bear said...

That's hilarious. And what a gem to have recorded. Glad you guys had a great weekend – despite the crappy rain! (but wasn't this morning amazing?) xx

ps. love Olive's face in that pic - yup, just eating my apple (?) here. nothing to see folks!

Melanie Waugh said...

Hahahaaha that video story is hilarious!

alex sunday said...

show. us. the. video.

pretty please! :)

Katie Hala said...

What fab 1st b'day party food! Can you bring yourself to post the Christmas video? lol Classic!

Kate said...

Ooh I loved seeing these photos! And of course your writing and stories gave me a good chuckle ;) I too would love to see that video! Haah!

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Kellie: how do you remember so many awesome stories from your childhood? And it's no wonder Olive has such a funny character with you as her mum!

Olive: Check out the amazing spread. Please tell me you you ate one of those star stick things and not just the apple??

Kevin: Hi!

Endless rain here too (and school holidays!) and it's driving us bonkers! xx

Notes from Holly St. said...

what a sweet and hilarious childhood memory! and a simply beautiful first birthday party..i love it!

Emma said...

Love hearing family legends like that, just priceless!

Sarah said...

From Poppy: "Olive, thanks for being just like your Mum, because i love you dearly (even if I 'grunt' at you when you help me unwrap my presents)".

Thanks Kel for being such a warm, loving, gorgeous auntie to Poppy and dear friend to me. xx

I got my giggle on reading your Christmas story.

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

you have just had me SERIOUSLY loling (i did just say 'lol') over here. First your comment on my blog- now this!

POST THE VIDEO. I DARE YOU.

Lottie :: Oyster and Pearl said...

What sweet photographs! I love the look of your party.

Lottie

Tammi said...

I grew up with twin baby sisters who insisted on opening up everyone elses presents and have a little one who not only does this but has to blow out the candles :)
x

one claire day said...

Please post that video Kellie! Sounds hilarious!

Poppy is adorable - happy birthday little one! x

Gemma said...

Sorry my dear, I posted my party comment on the previous poopey post, whoops!

Nell said...

What a spectacular spread. First birthday party food rocks! Plus how cute does Olive look?

And yes. Post the video xx

Cassandra Allen said...

Gorgeous birthday spread. Yay for opening presents, your own or those of others'!

one yellow jumpsuit. said...

Oh, I love first birthday parties. It all loks so beautiful. Happy birthday. x

Jodi said...

Happiest day Poppy.
And might I add that you look A LOT like your dad Kellie.
As for the video - I vote for seeing it too! Go on, you know you want to x

Tracy said...

what a gorgeous party!

 

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