Be prepared

by Elizabeth on July 29, 2013

for the cuteness of the pictures to follow!

This weekend was nonstop! Saturday morning we took Noah to get a haircut. I wait as long as I can stand it because it’s basically a traumatic event for him. This time, I brought Joe along too. One person to hold him, the other to hold his head still. He cries the whole time but he sure looks cute when it’s finished! If you follow on Instagram this is old news and I apologize. Noah needed his passport picture for our trip to Brazil in November…

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We had a first birthday party to attend after that! This one was right up my alley? Kyleigh’s Sweet Shop :-) 

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Kids’ parties these days are seriously adorable. What did people do before Pinterest??

These two will be friends for life! 

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5 layers of moist cake with 5 layers of icing? you know where I parked myself!

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Babies and their smash cakes. There are no words!

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My mom sent me this gem? you better know I ate that whole thing myself. Happy 1st birthday to me! And apparently I was destined to wear oversized sweatshirts from an early age? Sorry Joe.

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After the birthday festivities I headed to a baby shower!

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And finally? Joe’s family birthday get together! A night of sand volleyball, pizza, and hanging out at the beach club!

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Sunday was spent cleaning. Everything. I know you’re super sad I don’t have pictures. Next time, friends!


1. How did your child do with haircuts?

2. If you were throwing your own first birthday party, what would the theme be (MANDATORY you answer this)?

3. Tell me the highlight of your Sunday! 

-catching up with my sister, having a rest day, and enough leftovers to not have to cook top my list!

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1 Cori @ olivetorun July 29, 2013 at 5:36 am

First of all, you look so much like your mom it’s crazy. You should probably rock that hairstyle though ;)
Second, if I threw my own party when I was one I would’ve definitely done some sort of Candy Land style birthday party.
Third, Noah is once again, adorable…. ALMOST, ALMOST, ALMOST makes me want to have kids in less than 5 years ;)
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2 Debbie @ DebRuns July 29, 2013 at 5:43 am

I would have parked myself in front of that rainbow layered cake as well! It looks so yummy!

My kids did okay with haircuts, but trimming their fingernails was a whole different matter! :-)

My first birthday party theme would be farm animals!
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3 Jenn July 29, 2013 at 5:47 am

Your pictures are soo good! I’m really jealous because A) Kids parties these days are cooler than kids parties back in my day and B) kids parties these days are better than my parties now… womo


4 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 29, 2013 at 5:55 am

I honestly can’t handle the cuteness that is Noah – definitely a handsome little guy :) And can I please have your weekend? Or at least a little slice of cake from it? My weekend was pretty much lacking in everything but time, which I guess is kind of good since I had a lot of random stuff to catch up on. Oh, and a first birthday would totally be My Little Pony themed for me. I was obsessed with those guys when I was little…
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5 Laura @losingrace July 29, 2013 at 6:58 am

Those photos are adorable, love all the party decorations too.

If I were throwing my OWN 1st birthday party right now….um. Hm.
Well I guess it would be a Lego ( I loved them as kids) theme or…. a running theme (everyone bring me a pair of my favorite running shoes and clothes so I can save money for vacations and fun races). HAHHA.
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6 Amy @ Long Drive Journey July 29, 2013 at 7:01 am

Oh my gosh that cake is BEAUTIFUL! I love those colors!

I used to love Mighty Mouse when I was a kid, so that would probably be the theme of my own first birthday.

Highlight of my Sunday – taking myself to a movie AND treating myself to popcorn and an icee while I was there.
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7 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run July 29, 2013 at 7:12 am

I know that I was really into Minnie Mouse back in the day, so I bet I would have had a Minnie themed party. But seriously how did people do things without Pinterest!? Especially non-creative, boring people like me!
Um, that is the cutest passport picture ever!!!
Highlight of my Sunday was definitely my nap. Ahh. Felt so good.
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8 Lindsey @ athletically impaired July 29, 2013 at 7:23 am

Love that picture! So cute! My son (2) has an extremely hard time getting his haircut! I have to give him a sucker to help him hold still. I’m hoping he will get better as he gets older! :)
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9 Amy @ Run Mom Run July 29, 2013 at 8:20 am

My kids used to hate getting their haircut so my husband learned to do it himself. The first few were awkward but then he started doing a pretty good job. We take the kids to the barber now and it was a smooth transition.

Those parties are adorable. Mine never look like that.
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10 char eats greens July 29, 2013 at 8:32 am

The colours in that cake…I want some right now!!!! I have NO idea what I would do for my first birthday, but for my baby girl’s coming up in November, I’m going to do a jungle theme because the origin of her name is actually Swahili!!
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11 Lisa July 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

Oh my goodness, so adorable! And I love how bright and colorful that cake is…almost too pretty to eat…almost.
What a cute birthday party.
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12 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now July 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

I love sand volleyball! Jealous
Noah is adorable :) I love seeing pics of him
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13 Jill C. July 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

You look JUST like your mom! Wow! You’re both very pretty, so that is not a bad thing :)

If I were to plan my first birthday, I’d throw myself a Big Bird party. He was my favorite. Actually, that’s exactly what I DID have for my first birthday party. My parents were pretty festive with me!
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14 kendra July 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

my little guy didn’t like haircuts either. he’s gotten a little better as he’s gotten a little older but i think he thinks it’s going to hurt or something. my guys over here both need a haircut. daddy and son.
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15 Anissa Angelosante July 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

I have not thought about a First Birthday Party. I love birthday parties and my mom was always so great preparing my parties, They were usually Disney Themed because all my siblings and I love DISNEY!!!

Highlight of my Sunday… Going to Trader Joes with the Husband!!
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16 Andrea R. @ Morning Runner Girl July 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

Birthday theme would be running related– shocker! :)

I have never HAD nor THROWN a birthday party that was as elaborate or pretty as this one!! wow! love it! :)

I had a great sunday of driving home from Chicago haha
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17 Jessica @ Running the Miles July 29, 2013 at 9:15 am

Best part of my weekend was a great long run and spending time with my family eating birthday cake for my brother’s birthday. If I could plan my own party it would be candy themed with extra Skittles involved. My kids know I’m terrible at sharing my Skittles.

All 3 of my kids were scared with first haircuts, but they got over it quickly. Now I have a 14 year old who throws a fit when I make him get a haircut so I guess the regress when they get older! I just tell him it’s school’s fault ( dress code ) that he has to get it cut. I’m a great mom.


18 Jen Floyd @ milesandblessings July 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

My kids didn’t mind haircuts, although my oldest cried at her first. I think I made too big of a deal about it and that freaked her out.
There are so many cool birthday ideas out there now…I kinda want to shrink my kids and do it over again with everything I have learned from pinterest!!!!! It depends on the gender but I LOVE all the rainbow theme stuff there is out there!
Best part of Sunday was just just resting and catching up from a crazy few day before.
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19 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

What a cute birthday party! And that cake is so adorable. Love the colors!
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20 Sarah @ Sweet Miles July 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

Oh my goodness, that cake looks AMAZING!!! Children’s partys are always the BEST! :)
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21 sallie July 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Such amazing photos… Looks like a few people had a blast! The cupcakes look great by the way!
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22 Brooke July 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

49 days until Sloane turns 1! Seeing these pics made me extra excited!! I should prob start planning it all out only 54 days until her Lady bug party!! Hopefully Sloaney won’t mind hair cuts! She loves getting her hair washed so hopefully that’s a good sign! Speaking of cute pics… Can s have some cute pics with N on Thursday??


23 Kim July 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Your son is seriously the cutest thing! Did your husband have blonde hair growing up? My 1st birthday theme would be Care Bears. This was actually my theme ages 4-7, haha. 1980s Strawberry Shortcake would be a close second!


24 Sarah @ A Refining Adventure July 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

WOW! You DID have a busy weekend! 3 get-togethers in one day?! I applaud you. I love the “sweet shop” idea…cute, but not over the top. I mean, you have sweets at birthday parties to begin with, so just keep adding sweets. Right up my alley!! I have no idea what theme I’d do for my own first birthday… maybe one where I get to sit by the pool and be served all day? ;-)
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25 Hali July 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Cuteness overload… I swear you son is just too darn adorable!! My bday party theme would be probably be something like zoo theme or farm animal theme. That cake looks divine!
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26 Jojo July 30, 2013 at 6:46 am

That 5 layer cake looks so good!

For a first birthday party, I would throw a zoo themed party. Every kid loves animals!
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27 Heather Murphy August 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

Cute babies everywhere!! I had my sons 1st birthday this past Sunday and I honestly do not know what I would have done without Pinterest!!!
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