Jack Turns One | Melissa Beattie Family Photographer

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This isn’t a statement, it is fact … ‘Make the most of it, they soon grow up’. So many people said this too me and at the time I wondered what they were talking about, the first three months of Jack’s life felt like a extremely sleep deprived eternity. I didn’t want to wish my time away but I regrettably did, all I wanted was for the 12 week milestone to arrive. According to good advice, that is when it was supposed to get easier. Eventually it did, then before I knew 6 months passed, then 9 and now he is a whole 12 months old. He eats more than I do and is on the verge of walking. My baby is 1 and I sit here remembering being in hospital with my tiny newborn like it was yesterday.

On 7th July 2014 we celebrated Jack’s 1st birthday. A quiet morning with present opening and playtime…

…followed by a crazy dinosaur themed afternoon. Did Mummy go overboard …. erm, a little maybe. The creative in me couldn’t resist.

I will leave this post by giving you some good advice … make the most of it (even the hard parts), they grow up so fast.


Mel xx

Sources of Inspiration for Jack’s 1st Birthday

Cake and Cupcakes – The House of Cakes
Printable Banner Templates – Sylvia Ann Hager on Etsy (I then got them printed at Desco)
Cupcake Cases and Toppers – Meri Meri
Dinosaur Balloons – notjustballoons on www.amazon.co.uk
Wooden Dinosaur Models – The Toy Jar on www.ebay.co.uk
Form Dinosaurs used on place cards – Creative Minds
Burlap Table Runner – Creative Minds
Decorative Paper Fans – Creative Minds
Straw Backdrop – Ace Hardware
Water Despenser – Home Centre

For general ideas and inspiration visit my Pinterest or I found this amazing site called Spaceships and Laserbeams.


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