Samantha Harris Celebrating Josselyn's First Birthday at the Spa

09/17/2008 at 04:30 PM ET
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The morning after she hosts the seventh season premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, how does Samantha Harris plan to celebrate? By throwing daughter Josselyn Sydney Hess a first-birthday party! "We’re going to have a little party at a place that’s a kids’ spa," Samantha, 34, told PEOPLE at Tuesday’s Eagle Eye premiere in Hollywood. "She’s a little young for the mani-pedi, so I think we’rejust going to have some fun Fisher-Price toys to play with, and a lotof other toddlers coming. It will be her first time having cake and icecream. It will be fun for pictures."

Samantha spent the summer as a correspondent for the E! network, and was also able to take some time off with Josselyn. "Seeing her smile and giggle, and learn new things each and every single day — it’s incredible how quickly at that young age," she shares. "To think that a year ago, before the Dancing season premiere I was giving birth, and how quickly a year goes, it’s fun."Samantha says she does plan to bring Josselyn to the Dancing set for some visits this year.

As for talk of more children? The hostess — who comes from a two-child household — says that for now, she and husband Michael Hess are putting her career first. "Thankfully, things are so busy with Dancing with the Stars and E!,that it’s a really exciting time in my career. I think down the linewe’d love to expand the family. But right now we’re justenjoying Josselyn and the time getting to know her as she grows up alittle girl."


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Gigi on

spa? really? for a 1 year old?

selena on

Josselyn looks like a doll, and I just adore her hairs,

Kelly on

just asking but does Josselyn look asian to anyone else?

tink11217 on

a spa? Interesting. SOunds more like a party for the mommies than the babies!

Ms.B on

She might as well stay home and have the party there if all they’re gonna do is play with fisher price toys. Just have it at Chuck E. Cheese or other venues like it I’m not trying to be mean, but i’ve never heard of this lady in my life nor would I recognize her in public. She could easily have a nice party at a venue like that. The baby won’t remember it either way but still, a SPA for a first birthday is ridiculous.

tatyana on

Awwwwwwww. How cute. Happy bday Josselyn…

Lol, what’s Josselyn gonna do at a spa?

Lily on

That sounds cute. She mentions it’s a kid’s spa so I’m sure it resembles a fun area for the mom’s to chat and the kids to play instead of having massages and facials done.

Emme on

I find it interesting that she specifically stated the kids will play with Fisher-Price toys. Well I guess we know who’s “sponsoring” that birthday party….if you can call it that, being it will be held at a spa.

kaitlyn on

Emme, ITA. That just sounded like a promo to me!

Renee on

This is their daughter. Who cares if they have her birthday party at a kid’s spa. It’s harmless. I think it’s a cute idea and sounds like fun.

meghan on

lol – they have kids’ spas all over los angeles. they have all kinds of crazy facials, manis and pedis…

brannon on

I take my son to a kids spa too and it’s one of the coolest venues around. I’m sure many of Josselyn’s “friends” are toddler types who will have a ball!