one

She was unsettled last night so when midnight came round we sang her happy birthday and she sat up in bed, proud as could be, bobbing her head to the tune.

This morning she delighted in paper, refused to wear her party hat and played peek-a-boo more times than I could count.

Poet Winter is one and she blew out her own birthday candle. Sigh. I will always remember watching her as she gobbled up her first piece of cake, wore that little top-knot so well and fed like she did as a newborn – eyes wide, contentedly grunting.

Che made her a card yesterday with a scattering of gold stars and a big red heart. He said to me: “A heart, for love. Because I love Poe Poe.”

We do love you Poe Poe. So much. Happy birthday beautiful girl. You are pure joy and one year ago today you changed our world, forever.

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  • m.e (Cathie)
    Reply

    happy birthday sweet beautiful Poet.
    big hugs to your mamma & pappa too â™Ĩ

  • Reply

    Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Little Lady!!
    What an amazing first year!
    xx

  • Princesspillar
    Reply

    Happy birthday Poet…sweet girl. I've been thinking of you guys today! Enjoy the memories Mumma and Dadda!

  • one claire day
    Reply

    Happy Birthday beautiful Poe Poe! It's been so wonderful sharing parts of the journey that was your first year… and I'm happily tuning in for the next few chapters too!
    xx

  • hello milky
    Reply

    Happy birthday sweet Poe Poe xx (How cute are those Colette Bream hats?!)

  • Rebekka Seale
    Reply

    Awww, happy birthday Poet!!!

  • Catherine
    Reply

    A very happy first birthday to you dear Poet:) xx

  • lou
    Reply

    oh I love her too… can that be possible? She is so adorably sweet… happy birthday little love. x

  • jody
    Reply

    Happy birthday beautiful Poet, hope you all had a wonderful day! xx

  • emily
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Little Poet (that last photo is heartmeltingly adorable) Have loved following along with her magical world this year through your blog. She seems such a doll & you such a gorgeous family. sounded like a wonderful day x

  • Brave New Fiona
    Reply

    Happy birthday Poet! Whoop Whoop!

    BTW Jodi, I finally knitted up the vest. I'm afraid my knitting skills need much refining but you're welcome to check it out here :: http://www.bravenewvintage.com/2012/07/liams-vest.html

    xx Fi

  • Tahnee
    Reply

    oh happy birthday beautiful girl! it's such a bitter sweet celebration for you and daniel – or maybe just mama?! how fast the months slip by, I hope you had a really wonderful day together x

  • Karen
    Reply

    I found your blog at about the time she was born. What a special girl we have been following. Lucky gorl too to have such a big hearted brother, daddy & mamma. x

  • Karen
    Reply

    She is of course a girl, not a gorl…

  • Hannah
    Reply

    happy birthday, gorgeous baby girl…

  • ::The Beetle Shack::
    Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY POE POE!! see you on sunday for celebrations!

    xo em

  • Darja Charapova
    Reply

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! best wishes 🙂

  • fliss
    Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet little Poet. Have loved seeing your first year here and can't wait to meet you one day soon. XXX

  • Nicole
    Reply

    Hip hip hooray to your beautiful girl x (these are such sweet photos)

  • Cindy
    Reply

    OMG I swear it was just the other day I was saying congrats she is here! She is still gorgeous, I still love her name and she still is a lucky girl to belong to a perfect for her family. Well done mama

  • Mama Smith
    Reply

    Happy birthday to her- she is so sweet. That first birthday was so emotional for me, I just couldn't wrap my head around a whole year having passed. As we approach number two I'm feeling more centered- we will see!

    Lilly

    • Jodi
      Reply

      Lilly, there were a few tears. Happy ones x

  • Reply

    Happy Birthday Poet! You look so sweet with that little top-knot : )

  • tilema
    Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Poet Winter! And Happy Birthday to you, too, dear Mama of Poet 🙂

  • Luna
    Reply

    Things don't always go to plan on birthdays, but joyful children always make for the best surprises. Happy Birthday to your Poet Winter.

  • Provinzmetropole
    Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet little Poet! 🙂

  • Rachael
    Reply

    Oh man, that year has flown. What a beautiful little child she is Jodes. It's been sweet to share some of this infant magic with you. Happy birthday to the lovely little one and happy giving-birth day to you too! xx

  • Mama of 2 boys
    Reply

    What a beautiful post, love the photos, Happy Birthday baby Poet, you gorgeous girl xo

  • Joanna
    Reply

    Happy birthday little one… What a sweet little girl she seems to be. Hope you enjoy all the coming year has to bring.

  • Rachel
    Reply

    Happy birthday, little lady!

  • Evdokia Tsiligiridou
    Reply

    happy birthday little Poet 🙂

    the fotos are so warm…!

  • Mariela
    Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet Poet! enjoy your day! xo
    Lovely post : )

  • Nell
    Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet little Poe Poe. What a year you've had and what wonderful adventures are ahead of you over the next one. Much love to you on this special day xxx

    ps. your little penpal sends your birthday cuddles and kisses too xx

  • Melody
    Reply

    Happy Birthday to Poet!

  • sally.
    Reply

    Poet that top knot is a beaut, i wouldn't have covered it with my birthday hat either! happy birthday!

  • Yellow Finch Designs
    Reply

    beautiful. happy birthday poet.

  • Lila
    Reply

    Congratulations on a lovely first year, happy birthday Poet.

  • Nikole Taylor
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Poet! Thank you for sharing her first year with us 🙂

  • Coryann
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Poet!

    Gosh, her little pony tail and wild curls is just about to make me squeal with overwhelming cuteness, haha!

  • beth
    Reply

    happy birthday poet!

  • Smykolandia
    Reply

    Happy birthday sweet sweet girl!

  • kristi
    Reply

    happy birthday little poet, it has been a delight watching your first year through the little bits of photos and words your muma so generously shares. x

  • dear olive
    Reply

    So beautiful – Poet, everything. One! Happy day. Kellie xxxx

  • little miss olive
    Reply

    happy first birthday poet!
    (i have bought the same book – belle and boo and the birthday surprise – for my little one turning one next month…it's beautiful.)

  • Gaby
    Reply

    best. topknot. ever.

    happy birthday poet!

    xx

    • Jodi
      Reply

      I agree, it beats Pebbles any day! x

  • Victoria
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Poet, It sounds like you have a wonderful day.
    x

  • Nikki Fisher
    Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet little Poet. You are one the fun has just begun! x

  • Melissa@Julias Bookbag
    Reply

    OH HER HAIR!!! How darling! My daughter had next to no hair when she turned one 🙂 — And adore your book choices ~ 'Petunia' is a particular favorite!

  • little wild moose
    Reply

    Oh she is just so beautiful! Happy first birthday Poet! It looks like she loves her doll already 🙂 It sounds like you all had a lovely day together yesterday. I hope the party goes well! x

  • melynda
    Reply

    happy birthday poet! i hope you enjoy those books and perhaps a little pillow to read on for years to come! x

  • Christina Lowry
    Reply

    Oh sweetness, happy birthday! Love those peek a boo hands. xx

  • Sarah
    Reply

    That little ponytail just kills me with how cute she is! I love letting my little one stay up late every great once in a while. It like they know it's a special treat =)

    – Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  • emma
    Reply

    happy birthday poet! How much fun to be one…we wish you many happy days (and nights too!!)xxx

  • thejadeleaf
    Reply

    Happy birthday to sweet Poet x

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Happy birthday little Poet.

    Katerina FF
    Greece

  • Reply

    Happy 1st Birthday little Poet. I am so glad you enjoyed your special day. Cassie x

  • aluminiumgirl
    Reply

    Happy First Birthday, Miss Poet Winter.
    Peace be with you.

  • Jacinta079
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Poet.

  • Dee
    Reply

    has it really been a year??
    happy birthday miss poet and congratulations to you guys on one year of being a family of 4.
    xoxo

  • FÊe la photo
    Reply

    Joyeux anniversaire Poet

  • Mariella
    Reply

    Happy birthday to Poet! I still remember when I read about her birth, and she's one already! What a gorgeous little girl!

  • Reply

    Happy birthday to your baby girl! x

  • Reply

    Gosh your stories make me smile 🙂

    You tell them so well.

    I could never read enough x

  • Leen
    Reply

    Happy birthday to your little cutie!! That last picture is stunning!

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Happy (belated) birthday, Poet!

    I can't believe it has been one year already… Can't wait to read about all the adventures that lie ahead in the second year!

    Fine

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