Tuesday, September 11, 2012

celebrating a birthday

my youngest is eleven now


and all I can say is, "where did the time go?"


and I've been thinking ...


will the next eleven years fly just as quickly?


so I embrace the child and savor the day


the party garlands I made by:
folding squares of paper cut from magazines and attaching them to string
threading small pony beads onto ribbon
threading larger glass beads also onto ribbon
and the inimitable crepe paper garland I love so much
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the wonderful birthday tablecloth is Restoration Hardware (circa 2001)
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and the sky is last night's sunset 


18 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was thinking about you and your daughter this morning when I wrote my 9/11 post. I hope she had a great birthday and a fun celebration. I love all those banners you have made. It all looks so festive.

Halle said...

A very happy birthday to your girl...and to you...remember you were the one doing all the hard work that day. *wink* It's my parents anniversary today as well. It would have been 41 years.

Rita said...

Yes, they will fly by! So pay close attention, take pictures, savor each day. It's wonderful--even the trying times. :):)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a beautiful celebration setting, and that cake, my gosh it looks good. Circus and sun, happy birthday. Eleven will fly away again, but the closeness will remain. xox

Dianne said...

Love the garlands and the cake! Hope you all had fun!

JoZart said...

The time may fly but the memories will last forever and you are making those memories so special. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday. It's no time , I assure you, before they are over 40 with children of their own so make the most of it before they fly the nest!
Love joZarty x

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday to your 11 yr old,my daughter turned 13 today. Everyone is asking do you remrmber what you were doing on 9/11. And I say I sure do, buy grocery's for her 2nd birthday. Everyone say oh, but it would have been on someones birthday. To bad it had to happen at all. Have a great time and enjoy your girl, tell her not to grow-up to fast.

Becca said...

...a lovely celebration. :-) Hasn't the sunsets been lovely lately?

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

enjoy this moment!!! you make my heart sing. Peace, Mary Helen

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday to your youngest (my youngest is also eleven!). The festivities look enchanting --

*jean* said...

wow! hope she had a great day!! where DOES the time go??? xo love your photos, sweet garlands...

Neesie said...

What a special time Kimmie...it all looks perfect ;D
Treasured memories indeed...my two are 27 and 20 now and oh my I have no idea where that time went!
Hold on tight for as long as you can ~ enjoy every moment xoxo

Jill said...

A big belated Happy Birthday to your youngest! I imagine the next 11 years will fly too as I have one who just celebrated her 21st and one already at 23 and those years flew. And, my son is a Senior. I KNOW this year will fly!

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful, happy, party garland and that cake oooh it looks so yum and finally , yes, the next 11 years will go even faster......hold on, it's a great ride !! Happy birthday to your "baby". xx

sukipoet said...

happy birthday to your daughter. oh my, that cake is decadent! she is so lucky to have you for a mom and your to have her for a daughter. blessings, suki

~*~Patty S said...

Hope you are still celebrating...
time seems to be moving at warp speed
so
Enjoy
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as I know you do so well dear Kimmie!

Your buntings and party pics are wonderful!
oxo

sharon said...

Well happy birthday to your son, and if you can imagine the next 11 will go quicker than the first! I adore your decorations, what patience you have! Enjoy every second!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

what amazing photos to celebrate this milestone... the time does fly by doesn't it... but I love that you will have these photos to remind you...xx