A very special first birthday.

by Elizabeth on September 23, 2013

I can’t believe it’s Monday already! This weekend flew by. We were fortunate enough to get some cooler weather with lows in the 60s which was AMAZING!!! Perfect for the first weekend of fall. Friday night after a dinner with my family in College Station (my sister got her Aggie ring!!!) we drove the remaining 3 hours to Dallas. Saturday afternoon we celebrated my friend Brooke’s little girl’s first birthday!

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The lady bug theme was perfect for her since her nickname is “Bug.” Another one of my friends was fortunate enough to share her pictures with me since her camera is awesome ;-)

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The birthday girl and her family!

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She was trying to figure out this whole cake thing…

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Every baby needs some presents on their first birthday!

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Another one of my friends made this for her birthday gift. She does amazing work!

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Not sure why I look high in this picture but I assure you I am drug free.

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Practicing sharing ;-)

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Just a little backyard fun.

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It’s always awesome to see old friends!

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1. What was the highlight of your weekend?

2. Birthday cake or ice cream?

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1 Heather @fitncookies September 23, 2013 at 7:19 am

Birthday cake :) My favorite part of the weekend was sitting on the couch yesterday watching TV with my husband! It was the first time we both had a chance to sit all weekend, haha
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2 Danica @ It's Progression September 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

That picture of her with her cake is priceless – and such a cute theme!
I love your top too by the way :)
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3 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats September 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

I am obsessed with this party theme! I want that same cake for my birthday in November :)
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4 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

Birthday ICE CREAM cake ;) The ones from DQ have always been my favourite. And my favourite part of the weekend was definitely hitting up the farmers’ market with a good friend and catching up over coffee afterwards.
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5 Amy @ Long Drive Journey September 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

I choose birthday cake froyo. Best flavor ever.
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6 Jen @ milesandblessings September 23, 2013 at 8:07 am

Ice cream all the way!!!!! All of your friends are so good at throwing theme parties!!!!
The weather in Iowa was gorgeous this weekend!
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7 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots September 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

What an adorable party! :)
Can I have both cake-flavored ice cream and ice cream cake?

My highlight this weekend was cycling 100 miles through the countryside. It was a beautiful ride!
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8 Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate September 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

I love how her ladybug outfit matches!! P.S. Love your shirt!!


9 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

I love your shirt! Where’s it from?

She’s such a cute little girl! Happy birthday to her!
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10 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run September 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

Girl you look soo tan!! Definitely ice cream for me! Highlight of my weekend was my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party. So fun!
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11 [email protected] September 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

What an adorable food table! I love the lady bug theme


12 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

Oh my, that little girl is just adorable! I love her ladybug cake!

And you my dear, are gorgeous! Not high looking at all, I might add. ;) Where did you get your chevron blouse?! I love it!
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13 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

What an adorable cake!!! She is a lucky little girl!
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14 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. September 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

We had the best of both worlds on Saturday at a 7-year-old birthday party: ice cream cake where the bottom layer was chocolate cake and the top was vanilla ice cream w/ frosting and oreo crumbles on it. It was amazing!
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15 Andrea R. @ Morning Runner Girl September 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm

You look beautiful and happy! Love Noah’s buzzed cut!
Also– i am obsessed with your friends blue maxi dress!

Highlight= 20miler along chicago’s Lakeshore :)
Ice cream ALWAYS trumps birthday cake!
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16 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now September 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

:) Such a cutie!
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17 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal September 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

The theme is adorable and I love how everything went so with the theme. The ladybug! So sweet :) Great photos!
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18 Hali September 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

What an adorable cake! Your family pic is great!! ICE CREAM for me… with a slice of cake ;-)
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19 Debbie @ DebRuns September 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I love the Aggie sundress!

My answer to birthday cake or ice cream is BOTH!
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20 Jill C. September 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Cake, cake, cake! And it doesn’t HAVE to be for a birthday ;)

That baby is so pretty it’s unbelievable! And I’m pretty partial to the ladybug theme: my mom’s nickname for me is Ladybug. What can I say?
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21 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change September 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Highlight of last weekend for me was being able to sleep on Sunday! And I think this weekend it will be the open house my CrossFit box is hosting – should be a great time! I am in LOVE with your outfit…so so adorable! And such a great color combination!
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