The Sweetest Year

Birthday plate for baby girl with giraffe and pink elephant on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Noelle. 24 lbs, 30 inches, 7 teeth, and taking your first steps.

You’re the happiest part of my life, the purest love, the hardest job, and mothering you is the highest privilege I’ve ever known. I am so many things besides a mom, but I will always proudly accept my title as your mama 1st and foremost. Thank you so much for bringing us unconditional love, the brightest smile, the most beautiful eyes, and endless giggles. Time has never passed more quickly until you were born!!!

All of this, and so much more, has made it the sweetest year.

I cannot believe my baby is 1! Happy 1st birthday to our Noelle. ♥

Birthday plate from Etsy πŸ™‚ Some photos by Megan Brodie Photography

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  1. Natalie Munroe says:

    Aw! Happy birthday to Noelle. And to you. I didn’t realize until I was a parent the special significance of a child’s birthday for mothers (and fathers, too, of course, but especially mothers.) Every year on my girls’ birthdays, I take a quiet moment and reflect on where I was, what I was doing, and how I recall feeling at that moment X years ago, and think, “Wow. I did that. And now here she is.” Enjoy your family celebration, mama!

  2. Happy 1st Bday!!!! She is absolutely adorable. Being the Mom is the best privilege ever and most highest honor..Cherish your time as you wont believe how fast it will go by. My first born will be 18 next month and graduating high school–what–how did that happen!!!
    Blessings, Sara Lee πŸ™‚

  3. She’s such a beauty!

    1. Thanks Sarah!

  4. She’s adorable! Happy Birthday Noel! Beautiful pictures of you and family!

    1. Thank you so much, Gail!

  5. What a cutie! Hbd Noelle!

  6. Laura | Tutti Dolci says:

    This is the sweetest post ever, Sally! Noelle is such a cutie!! Beautiful photos!

  7. Oh my goodness. She is absolutely precious!! Where does time go? I feel like I’m always saying that! Happy sweet first birthday to your sweet, sweet girl…

    1. You are so sweet, thank you so much Teija!

  8. Now that she’s walking the “fun” really begins! πŸ™‚ Mine is about to turn 2, and really making me question how much control I really have in all this- with her newfound independence and strong will!! Cherish these moments while she still thinks you are the boss πŸ˜€ . You are both beautiful!!

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