Monday, September 8, 2008

Party on Party People

Turning 1 is a big deal. You get to mark your spot on 'The Door'. As you can see from the line above her head, Scout is a good 2 inches shorter than her big sister. She has the Hessling gene :)

Nick and I took the day off of work to get ready for the party and spend the day with Scout. I took her down the road near Hawthorne Hills for a little photo shoot. We often go for walks here and I thought it would be a great place to take some photos.

These are some of my favorites. It was one of those moments you want to bottle up and remember forever. There she is in the dress her Dad bought her to bring out her eyes. A year old- almost to the minute. An idyllic blue sky with fluffy clouds, a gentle breeze, green grass with a white picket fence.

Nick calls this The Sound of Music shot :)
We had a wonderful party on Saturday. The weather turned out sunny and brisk. A gorgeous early fall day. As per tradition Nick made Scout's cake. A heart shaped cake with a strawberry filling. He even decorated it. It was tasty!!

Look at how happy she is!! Yeah cake!!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the party. Thank you to everyone who emailed, called, left notes online, sent their love and thought of her on her special day.


Jayne said...

Beautiful Photos!! She is so cute!

Amy said...

Just precious, Kari!! Happy birthday, sweet Scout!

(BTW, Mr. Darcy is treating you well...those pics are FAB!)

Williams Family said...

So wonderful! What gorgeous pictures - what a beautiful day.

Dawn said...

Awwwww...I'm so glad she had a great birthday. You and Nick are great parents Kari. You both should be proud of your beautiful girls. I was thinking of you all this weekend.

charlotte said...

AWWW!!! She is so adorable! I love those shots you took outdoors! I am so impressed with Nick's cake. I could never pull that off!

And a very Happy Birthday wish and Hug for Scout!

Chere Nordstrand said...

Those pictures are gorgeous Kari! Happy 1st to Scout!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful birthday girl. I'm so glad her day turned out so perfectly.

Happy Birthday Scout!!

JC/DC said...

Holy cow....can that really be baby Scout? She is adorable as always but now she is so grown up! Just precious.