Delilah turns 1

“Only an Aunt… can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend.” – unknown

A year ago almost to the date, my sister gave our family the greatest gift known to the world, a niece (& granddaughter for mum) Delilah. I never knew of the love you could have for a child that isn’t your own until Delilah came along, it is overpowering and all consuming. Mr M laughs all the time at my mum & I’s alleged bias opinions when we swear she really is the cutest most genius child that ever walked the earth. We celebrated on the weekend gone by her big 1st birthday with family and loved ones. My sister dressed her in the most darling little outfit and there was lot’s of squeals of delight from Delilah as she got tonnes of kisses, cuddles, presents and attention. I was excited to host the party at Mr M & I’s house and with the help of Mum & Beth whipping up a cooking feast the night before, the party went off without a hitch. So Delilah, as you turn 1 and continue to grow and learn and we all watch in wonder and awe, I promise you the following. To always hug & love you like a mother, keep secrets like your sister and share love like your friend. I love you more than anything, and can’t wait to watch you grown from a baby to a beautiful woman. Love Aunty Anna.


    • Anna Reply

      It is THE cutest age huh – although I’m sure the older the get they get even more cute. I Just can’t WAIT to see how her little personality develops and hear her little voice. Children are so precious xx

  1. Judy Reply

    Hey Anna! I nominated you to the Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog to find out what you need to do! 🙂 x

  2. Eve.H Reply

    Hi Anna, I see you threw your baby niece a wonderful bday party. Those cupcakes look so yummy and I believe it was just a treat for the bday girl. We don´t have any babies in our family yet. Have a nice Tuesday 🙂
    xoxo Eve.h

  3. Anya Volkov Reply

    What a gorgeous setting Anna! All that food *drooooool*

    Delilah is going to grow up in such a loving environment, it melts my heart x

    • Anna Reply

      Anna you would have been in food heaven – we way over catered, but that’s just how our family is I think! She really is though and I loved your comment. I swear she knew we were alllllll there for her and she put on quite the show haha x

  4. O Reply

    She is such a cutey! I saw some of the pictures on Instagram, looks like she had a wonderful time! xoxo

  5. Outside Looking In Reply

    Great party–it all looks so good! Happy Birthday to Delilah–how adorable and you are a sweet Aunt! Great pictures!

  6. Sam Reply

    Awww a very Happy First Birthday to the beautiful and adorable Delilah!! she is so sweet and a like a real treasure to you and your family. It must be wonderful to have a sister and niece that you are so close to.

  7. How adorable! Children bring so much joy to a family. She is lucky to have an aunt like you to keep an eye on her 🙂

  8. hope in high heels Reply

    This is almost too much cuteness for one post! Delilah is adorable. I loved your cupcake tower and the goodie bags look divine! I love spending time around our nieces… It always gives me such great perspective on life – I only with I could see them more often.

    • Anna Reply

      I can only imagine that the distance is one downside to living the dream in big ole NYC – missing family and nieces and nephews (they get their own mention) 😛 I can imagine there might be one or two more on the way now you’re sister is getting married (SO excitingggg) x

  9. Delilah is so cute! And yay for auntiehood! How awesome is it?! I said to Patrick if we can’t end up having kids that’s fine, we have enough nieces and nephews to keep us quite busy! You did such a great job putting things together 🙂

    • Anna Reply

      I always see your photos on Instagram with your nieces and nephews Vanisha its sooo lovely to see 🙂 So far Delilah is the first!! But I have 3 older brothers who the pressure is quietly on now to give us a few more 😛

  10. It’s great being an aunt. You get to spoil them to bits and then hand them back 😛 Look at the food! Divine.

    • Anna Reply

      haha EXACTLYYY 😉 I was actually getting quite clucky until miss delilah came along, and now I get my hit of gorgeous niece time, but realised just how nice it is to hand them back and go back to being selfish for the time being with just Morgs & I 🙂 x

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