Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday!

Last Saturday we celebrated Jemimah's first birthday. It was a beautiful day, filled with sunshine, warmth and smiles!
It is hard to believe she is already a year old! Standing on her own, waving and saying "ba ba" when papa leaves for work, saying "mama" all the time! : ) Last night she took her first steps on her own! It is so sweet to see her smile with joy over this new achievement.
Before my family and Adam's family arrived for her party I took some pictures of the birthday girl. In the picture above she is wearing the dress I wore on my first birthday! Mom had tucked it away, and then gave it to me last year. My grandma had purchased the dress for my first birthday. I certainly do wish grandma could have met Jemimah. I know she would have so pleased to see her in this dress.
The day was so lovely; as you can see Jemimah was quite captivated by the flowers. In this picture she is wearing the birthday dress I made for her. I am hoping share more pictures of the dress in a future post.

I am so grateful for our little girl. She has been such a blessing to Adam and I! Each day Jemimah is like a ray of sunshine with her precious smile and love.
My sister Rachel is an artist in baking and cake decorating! She created the prettiest little cake for Jemimah, as well as a sheet cake for the rest of us. Rachel made the cakes in the same colors as Jemimah's birthday dress. Not only were the cakes beautiful, they were delicious!
Jemimah had never eaten cake before, and it took a couple seconds for her to realize that she could eat it on her own. Once she had a taste though I could tell she was thrilled. : )

"This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


  1. Happy birthday sweet girl!
    She is so adorable, Sarah.^-^


  2. Happy birthday sweet Jemimah Rose, may Our Lord continue to bless you as you grow in the love of your parents. You looked lovely little one :o). Mari

  3. Oh, happiest of birthdays to your very precious little one, dear Sarah! She is such a little sweet in her pretty party dress, too! Sarah, you do sew ever so beautifully and Jemimah is blessed to have you as her momma! Congratulations on the first birthday of your little daughter...may the Lord lead and guide her forevermore!
    And oh! Her party cake is so gorgeous and Rachel is very gifted at creating lovely party cakes!
    Have a delightful, blessed Lord's day! Much love and hugs to you!

  4. I have been away from my blog for sometime and have missed so much visiting blogs- I am so happy to get to visit your blog this evening, Sarah, and see your sweet Jemimah! Oh how blessed she is to have you as her mother. Your love for bursts through in your words and her happiness and love and so sweet to see in every photo. What a wonderful birthday she must have had! Happy first year to your sweet girl♥

    And oh my goodness, what artistry those cakes are. So lovely. And delicious, I'm sure!

    Have a blessed evening, Sarah!

    God Bless you and I hope you and yours are enjoying this fall season :)

  5. What a milestone! It looks like it was a sweet celebration. Congratulations to you and your family on making it through the first year!

  6. Muchísimas Felicidades! !!!!

  7. Dear Me...
    Precious and I feel blessed to have been able to see her special day!!!
    The dress and the cakes and the smile on her face!
    Hugs Always, Roxy

  8. Happy Birthday sweet little girl. I ca not believe a year has gone by. It is beautiful you still have a dress your Grandmother bought for you.
    Fondly Michelle

  9. How sweet!! Congratulations on your precious daughter's birthday! How wonderful that your mother saved your dress!! :)
    Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures! And the wonderful verse.

  10. Dear Sarah ... A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to little Jemimah. Such a sweet celebration. Thank you for sharing. ♥ Teri

  11. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. How exciting to have a 1st Birthday. The cakes look so beautiful; such talent in the decorating. I think it is so special to have the dress that you wore on your 1st Birthday and to have it on your daughter now. And the dress you made for her too is so very special. She is one lucky little one.

  12. How the year has flown by and I can imagine the joy this precious child has given the two of you :))