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Kelsey London Crawford’s First Birthday!

Kelsey celebrated her first birthday at her parents’ house in Tarrytown. 35 of her admirers turned out to join the fun. Reinforcing her middle name, the invitations, designed by dad (Kiowa) and the birthday cake had a distinctly London flavour:

'All aboard!'

First slice


Great-granddad and Dad paying homage

Ethel pays her respects, too

Trying out one of her mountain of gifts

Into the pool with mum (Christie)

. . . . . . and Grandmum (Carol )

Grandmum Susan, Kelsey and Christie


Granddad Roger and Julie with Kiowa, Christie and Kelsey

Coffee clutch

Granddad Craig, Susan and cousins Zoe and Jeremy join in

The Birthday Girl herself (Can't waste that bit of Cake!)

First B Cake


3 Responses

  1. So Cute! Love the coffee clutch! Does Ethel have a bear on her t-shirt?

    • It certainly is a bear. Ben bought it for me in Canada many years ago. It prompts all sorts of comments I wore it on our safari trip and all the black children went wild. They had never seen a polar bear. Love, Ethel

  2. Ben and Ethel,

    What a lovely baby. Enjoyed the birthday party. Almost like being there. I imagined the cake was delicious.

    Sandy Troy

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