31 May 2011

Weekend Update| May 31, 2011

This past weekend we headed down to Vero Beach for a weekend with my family. My little niece and I share the same birthday and my sisters birthday is this week. So we threw a birthday dinner for the three of us! There was tons of food to be had, including my mother's delicious homemade banana cake...a traditional 1st year birthday cake in our family! I'll let the pictures do the talking...


Julianna


The stupid things you'll do for a kids entertainment...


"The Beast" in her cage...don't let those pouty eyes fool you.


Homemade spaghetti and meatballs


Banana cake...decorated with fresh flowers.


Miss grumpy-pants eating her first birthday cake!



Best gift ever- Me recieving my very own garden GNOME!!!

We had a really wonderful weekend and were able to head back home for a relaxing holiday off. We didn't do anything special, just a little grocery shopping, a little snacking, a little Twilight watching, and we even fit in a little running. It was a much needed day of relaxation with my most wonderful friend!

What did you do for your holiday?

P.S. I have a very exciting contest coming up called "Name my Gnome!" Get ready folks!

33 comments:

  1. "Name my gnome"?! Love it, Hannah-- so cute :)It looks like your weekend was absolutely wonderful-- a good mix of family time & relaxing!

    I had a really great weekend, too.... it's hard to be back at work this a.m. My SIL from Wisconsin unexpectedly came into town for the holiday, bringing 1 month old Aurora (my niece!)... so we did lots of picture taking & baby snuggling ;)

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  2. Love your reaction in the Gnome Picture! Priceless! I love babies eating their first birthday cake its always the cutest pics!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Love your photos!

    Julianna is so cute! Happy birthday!

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  4. I LOVE knomes! Lucky you got one! And Julianna is so precious!

    Poor pup, in the cage ):

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  5. what a beautiful cake! did you decorate it yourself?

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  6. Hey gorgeous! Belated happy birthday to you. I love the pictures and that photo of Julianna having her very first cake is just sooooo adorable!

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  7. Emily- Actually my mom did. Isn't it pretty? She always made and decorated all our cakes growing up. :)

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  8. i'm so excited for "name the gnome." i feel like you're going to get some really good ideas.

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  9. Awww poor caged beasty. Thank you for the comment on my blog, and the reassurance that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I love all of your recipes here. Definitely following!

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  10. LOL!!! The gnome :-) Very exciting :-)

    This weekend I did not do much of anything...just pack and prepare more for my move. It is draining me!!! Glad you had an exciting weekend!

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  11. Glad you had a fun weekend/b-day celebration! First birthday cakes are so much fun!

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  12. So cute! Looks like you guys had fun, and happy birthday!
    The way-the food, and cake look scrumptious.

    BTW-your "get outta dodge!" comment totally cracked me up. If that was our pool it would not be vacant, it would always have people in it. :)

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  13. Aw Hannah! The puppy dog eyes are totally getting to me! Tell me that she got some extra special attention after the festivities were over. :)

    And you laugh over your birthday gnome? That's my favorite head-thrown-back kind!

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  14. that cake looks amazing! and your niece is such a cutie! glad to hear you had a great birthday and holiday weekend!

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  15. What a wonderful birthday celebration!! Happy Birthday! Your niece is sooo cute.

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  16. those are some really good shots- sounds like a perfect weekend- I made the same dish for dinner last night-

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  17. haha a garden gnome, thats incredible. can't wait to catch up on the rest of your posts!
    -karly

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  18. that looks like a fun weekend, full of lots of laughter!! these pics are so great =)

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  19. that baby is too cute and that cake is too beautiful!! I wish I could hire you to make me a wedding cake :)

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  20. What cute pictures. Just found your blog, the one with the frosting on her nose is so cute. You have a really nice blog, I had a good weekend it was actually my baby brother's 16th bday. hehe
    Nice post, following you now.
    xoDale
    I have a fashion blog here in San Francisco
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy Birthday lady!! :) Thanks for the plant encouragement, ha. I don't generally have a problem knowing how to CARE for them (I worked on a farm for a summer) it's REMEMBERING to care for them. I am a chronic water forgetter.

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  22. That does sound like a wonderful weekend :) and Happy Birthday! :D

    <3 Belly B

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  23. So cute always be happy GOD BLESS..!

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  24. Oh my goodness, those spaghetti and meatballs look incredible! Officially making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner sometime this week...

    Just found your blog, would love it if you popped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

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  25. Love those photos what a cute kid. And I am totally fooled by those puppy dog eyes!

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  26. Such adorable pictures! I especially love the picture of you being the entertainment (ahh what we'll do for kids!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  27. That cake looks like perfection. Love the fresh flowers on top...what a pretty touch. And that second picture is hilarious! It's funny what adults will do just to make a kid laugh!

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  28. Happy Birthday! Thanks for following Cardigan Junkie!

    P.S. I think your gnome should be named Luis. Or Stewart. :)

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  30. Cute pictures!!! happy belated birthday I guess. ;)

    xoxo

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