7/9/12

a boy turns 8


yesterday we celebrated our little max...who woke up a new man of 8! 8!?
it's been a tradition the past few years to have a donut cake breakfast party on his day...and i was so worried this one wouldn't happen.
(before bed saturday night i started having major contractions, which have yet to leave me. they're coming inconsistently (5 minutes then 7 then 10 minutes apart) so aren't considered "real" labor just yet. but good grief do they ever feel real!)

so our breakfast party for max came with a bit of dancing and donuts and presents with a side of stops for contractions and crumpled over, breathing exercises. and while sis never ended up showing up yesterday, i'm so happy we got the chance to honor our guy in true "us" fashion...




happy happy birthday, my guy!
you proved yourself yesterday to be a real big kid..selfless and caring and sweet as pie. and i can't wait to get to know 8 year old max...see who he becomes...what he likes! because he's already the most interesting guy on the block! 

53 comments:

  1. oh my gosh how fun! that donut cake looks awesome. hope baby sis comes soon for you! :)

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  2. looks like a wonderful tradition! happy birthday to max!

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  3. love the donut cake! such a great idea :-)

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  4. i love this. i hope baby comes soon!!

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  5. i know i already commented once on this, but i just have to say that you have such a beautiful site. your home is gorgeous, your family is so cute & you are incredible. i love the photography & love that comes from here. so, thanks :)

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  6. how sweet. i think i'm going to adopt this tradition starting with my 22nd birthday this year ;) also, i foresee double birthday extravaganzas in the future! hope baby girl comes soon. xoxo! kellychristine

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  7. How you could take such a wonderful collection of pictures while you were having contractions I do not know! It looks like so much fun and you look lovely- you'd never know you are about to have a baby at any moment now :) Good luck!

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  8. So sweet. :) Happy birthday to him!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  9. Awe :) What a sweet idea. It looks like he had a blast :) I bet everyone is ready to meet baby sis!

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  10. Happy Birthday,Max! I hope baby sis gets here soon! :)

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  11. Happy Birthday,Max! I hope baby sis gets here soon! :)

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  12. perfect celebration! happy birthday to the boy ! ! ! :)

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  13. Happy Birthday Max! What a doll. :)

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  14. Such gorgeous pictures. And happy birthday little, big Max! Next year there will be even more people to give you big birthday kisses. How exciting is that?! :-)

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  15. You're the cutest family ♥

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  16. aww happy birthday to your little guy, what great photos, looks like fun :)

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  17. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Max, happy birthday to you! Wonderful that you made it through the day so Max & baby sister can have their very own special days. How are you??? Wishing you a beautiful labour whenever it decides to happen.

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  18. I love the idea of having a breakfast birthday party! So sweet... and the styling of this one for Max is so simple and perfect!

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  19. You are such a fantastic mom! I can't wait for my little guy to get a bit bigger so he can really be celebrated on his birthday. Good luck with sister baby!

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  20. i love the donut cake! you guys are so awesome.

    and good luck to you with your contractions- so exciting!

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  21. ohh that donut tower is amazing! happy birthday max! & good luck with the oncoming labour!

    katie x

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  22. awww happy birthday! loving the donut cake breakfast...jealous there isnt a krispy kreme near me in the uk!
    hope your contractions go ok! x

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  23. happy birthday to max! you have the cutest family! and i love the donut cake!

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  24. you take the most incredible pictures! my little girl turns 3 this week, thanks for the birthday donut idea :)

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  25. amazing pictures as always! truly a great way to remember a special day :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  26. That boy is certainly lucky to have such a creative mom to give him those sensational parties! Want to come plan my 30th? Haha, Happy Birthday, Max!

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  27. Hi Katie! Im Lidia, im brazilian, and i just LOVE your blog, your pics and your lifestyle!
    I visit your blog almost every day, and I really admire you, your family and your talent!
    I wrote a post about Katie's Pencil Box in my blog, I hope you do not mind! If you care, just leave a comment on the post that I take back everything! Here is the link: http://bownilha.blogspot.com.br/2012/07/inspiracao-katies-pencil-box.html Hope you like it! Thanks!

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  28. you really know how to make a birthday special! i wouldn't mind celebrating my birthday like this and i'm far from 8 :)

    leyla.

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  29. doughnut cake = brilliant! and gorgeous photos as always

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  30. you must be the coolest mom around. happy birthday max!

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  31. Happy birthday Max. My two "babies" are four days apart... and 19 years... Hope your little girl will here soon.
    ps love the photos!

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  32. happy birthday max! eight is a great age to be. so much fun to be had. :)

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  33. You all have such sweet little traditions. I'm sure he looks forward to them each year. Hopefully little miss will be here soon to start enjoying them all with you! :)

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  34. Max is so lucky to have a mama that makes such amazing little celebrations for him!! That donut cake is a dream - what a great idea. Hope Little Sis gets here soon and is easy on you coming out!! :) I can't wait to see her; I keep checking back here to see if she's arrived! Hope you have some relaxing time before she comes -- the time just before labor is so exciting and yet so jittery!

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  35. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Max from NC!!!!! Such a sweet tradition I tell ya!!!! I am thinking of you during this time of getting ready for lil miss to be here! I hope you will have her in your arms real soon Mama!!!!!

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  36. Happy Birthday wishes to max!
    what a cute little family you have (can't wait for the little girl!)

    http://thisactuality.blogspot.com/

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  37. Beautiful pictures as always, keeping everything crossed you get your lovely little bundle soon.

    Take care xxxxxx

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  38. My boy turned 5 on the same day. Happy Birthday Max. Thanks for sharing the pics. Can't wait to see the new little nugget.

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  39. What a beautiful party for your boy! Hope you continue feeling well through those contractions. That is exciting stuff! You and your family are so beautiful, happy and inspiring!

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  40. Great pictures and setup. Love the donuts. happy birthday Max.

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  41. You're such a fun loving mom. i enjoy seeing all the fun traditions and things you do with/for your max:) good luck with your little princess

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  42. you're such a fun loving mom. i really enjoy seeing all the fun tradition and things you do for/with your max. good luck with your little princess:)

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  43. I simply loved this blog for the first time I saw it :)

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  44. now following :) love your blog!

    www.thelittlebuffalo.com

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  45. happy birthday max! and that last pic...he looks like your mini me ;) july is such a special month for you and your lovely family. enjoy these times.

    xoxo

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  46. This has to be one of the greatest birthday set ups. Gorgeous photos, styling, and that doughnut cake with the candles is an amazing touch.

    So glad I came across your blog, definitely following along.

    Stay in the Lines

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  47. Happy Bday Max!! And congratulations for your beautiful family!

    Kisses From Barcelona ( Spain )

    Carlota

    http://domingopalomitero.tumblr.com/

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  48. Happy Birthday to Max! What a sweet breakfast party tradition. I love the first photo because it looks like you all just got up and left the party because something else exciting happened ;)

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  49. No updates on the blog all week, that can only mean one thing....baby girl must be here!!!!

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  50. You guys are just such a super cool family. Love it.

    Kristal
    sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com

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