Happy Birthday Baby June!

May 9, 2011

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On Saturday, Flora June Blair turned one year old. She celebrated with balloons, her very own lemon tartlette and a new dress.

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One of June’s presents was a set of wooden stacking rings that we bought in Amsterdam from Hema. Every one of my babies has had a set of wooden stacking rings. They’re good toys and as a bonus, they make good photo props. : )

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A typical birthday celebration for us would include a home-baked cake, but here in France, it seems like a shame not to take advantage of the bakeries. June’s lemon tartlette is from our favorite bakery in the center of town.

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As you can imagine, tartlette ended up everywhere. Hair, toes and clothes. She loved it!

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What a year it’s been! June has been the happiest baby and I can’t imagine our family without this little person. I just reread her birth story and of course, I was teary as can be.

Happy Birthday Sweet June!

P.S. — Here are photos of June as a newbornJune at 6 months, and a post about her homecoming.

Update: At your request, here are instructions on how to make your own balloon banner.

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1 hyzen May 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Awww, happy birthday, June! She’s wonderfully adorable, and those photos are so lovely. A first birthday in France–what a time to cherish. And I agree, time flies! I was pregnant with my baby when June was born, and now my little guy is speeding towards his first birthday, as well!


2 Jennifer (Savor) May 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Happy Birthday to June and Happy Birthing Day to you Gabby!


3 Kristen Duke Photography May 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Love the rainbow of balloons ! Always a fun celebration–that first birthday;)


4 Catherine May 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Bonne Anniversaire June…

Deja… que ca passe vite! (Already… it goes so fast)

Vous êtes très jolie dans votre petite robe… (you are justs beautiful in your little dress)


5 vanessa @ silly eagle books May 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Oh, sweet june, happy birthday! What a beautiful girl. Thanks for sharing the photos. :)

Where did you get her shoes? I love them.


6 Lynda May 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Happy 1st Birthday to your sweet baby June! :D


7 Stephanie May 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Is she really one already? How lovely to celebrate in Europe! (Are you enjoying your new life there?)

We celebrated with balloons today too – 100 days on-the-road! http://giveeveryday.com/


8 Miss Stovetop May 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

I love the balloon banner. Gorgeousnesscessity… there, I created a new word in its honour :)


9 juliagblair May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

June is absolutely adorable, as are her older sisters. Happy and beautiful
and totally lovable. I need hugs!!!


10 Karyl October 25, 2011 at 9:53 am


I just want to say thank you very much for this tutorial. I made in yellow and blue for my son’s 4th birthday pool party this past Sunday (still warm & sunny here in Jamaica, October 2011) :-). It was a hit! I made a modification though, since my big needle still couldn’t fit the twine. I just self knotted two balloons at a time, then used twine to loop/tie all 4 balloons together. I then went on to follow the rest of your directions from there, tying the bunches of 4 balloons onto a long, thin curling ribbon base I used to hang the final creation with.

Will probably have to make an orange and black one for a halloween shindig here….




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