sophie . one year {birthday party}

All babies are miracles, but some are extra special miracles. Some of these said miracles come early. Some come two months early to be exact.

That warm day in March I received a text stating Sophie Ann had arrived. What Sophie Ann?!?! This can not be….Sophie is not due to arrive for another 2 months. In a state of confusion I called the source to find some clarity. Sophie had in fact made an earlier than expected arrival. We went to visit this this very tiny new little one. Only able to have two visitors at a time, I was escorted by Sophie’s mommy to meet her. Immediately consumed with emotion. A total of six tiny “pods”, each cradling a too tiny little person. A caring nurse knowing I was there to meet sweet Sophie immediately stroked my arm and said she is not the baby you need to be worrying about. Yes, Sophie was stronger than expected from the beginning, but it was not that causing the tears to fall instead it was the miracle of life. Teeny tiny life. Tiny tiny life that in this case is now one whole year old and again stronger than expected.


Here is Sophie at three months old. P.S. I did not revisit the previous year’s post until after I had written the above. The similarity of my thoughts are intriguing.


This is Sophie today at one year old…a bright eyed beautiful beautiful perfectly healthy little miracle!

And because such a big part of a one year old birthday party is witnessing a first time encounter with cake I am dedicating the remainder of the post just to that. It was love at first sight. No hesitation. Sophie went straight for the mountain of pink icing with both hands. Sophie continually looked at her cake and then back at her mommy & daddy seeking their continual approval. She continued to act as if she were thinking. Is this really for real?!? Are you sure?!? Okay…I love it! I love this adorable pink beard of creamy icing!


Sweet little fingers that just became a little bit sweeter. . .

Sophie, you did good. Really good!

Happy Happy Happy 1st Birthday sweet Sophie! This is only 10% of what is in Sophie’s slideshow. Click here to view the slide show Be sure to check it out. One of my favorite parts of the party was Sophie’s 2.5 year old cousin who was Sophie’s biggest fan throughout the entire party. The entire time Sophie was ravishing her cake, her little cousin was in the front row periodically reaching her little 2 year old index finger to swipe a bit of icing. So sweet!


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17 Responses to “sophie . one year {birthday party}”

  1. anna kim says:

    Oh. My. Cuteness!!!!

    I love every single picture….And that’s the way everyone should eat cake!

  2. Sean says:

    Oh gosh, what an INCREDIBLE transformation! Amazing, amazing photography, Brittany! You blow me away!
    Haha. I want to eat my next cake like that too :)

  3. Aaron says:

    How amazing a year goes by! Glad to see Sophie is doing well, our girls are doing good too. It’s funny how small this world is.

  4. What a sweet post, and you have captured the beginning of her life so beautifully!!

  5. very nice! my marlena and jensen were both preemies, marlena at about 2 months early as well… sooo scary for a first time mom! great documentation brit!! xo

  6. Ashley says:

    Happy 1st Birthday to Sophie! Looks like she loved her cake!!! She is so cute!

  7. Becca says:

    how sweet!!! I love the little hands covered in hot pink icing. What a cutie pie and TRULY a miracle.

  8. Becky says:

    Sophie is absolutely precious!

  9. Samantha says:

    ADORABLE!!! Great work!! Hahaha…

  10. Erica says:

    Looks like Sophie had a great time with that cake!! She is a beautiful little girl!!

  11. Tim says:

    Brittany, you did such a great job, thanks for being a part of Sophie’s party!

    Aaron, it did go by fast, and I am glad to hear that your girls are doing well!

  12. gina says:

    awww…how beautiful is that! She is gorgeous (from day 1 to her 1st bday).

  13. Jimmy says:

    I think it’s official – Sophie has achieved rock star status on the blog with all of these comments!

  14. Denise Reed says:

    I want cake and just like that…roll me in icing, too.

  15. Ashleigh says:

    awwwwww these are such sweet pictures!!!

  16. Mark and Nissa says:

    Absolutely precious! She is just beautiful. Thank you for including us in such a special day.

  17. Tommy Kennedy says:

    Brittany, I love this site! I have been on here for like 45 minutes, LOL! I love the photographs, they are GREAT!

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