Dannielynn Update: Missing Mommy, Turning One

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Larry Birkhead continues to prove he's a much better father than Matt Leinart.

Granted, this is akin to Hillary Clinton proving she's more stable than Britney Spears, but that doesn't mean Birkhead isn't an excellent dad to Dannielynn.

As Us Weekly reports this week, father and daughter are doing well in the 55,000-square-foot, five-bedroom L.A. mansion that Anna Nicole Smith purchased in 2004. Moreover, Birkhead is making sure to keep Dannielynn's mother's memory alive.

"Larry says that it's important Dannielynn knows about her mom," his older sister, Judy Birkhead said. "He's always telling Dannielynn how much he loved Anna and how great she was."

Birkhead has plastered the residence with photos of Anna Nicole and "he'll point at pictures and show Dannielynn videos of her, too," Judy said.

Meanwhile, longtime friend Jane Rose-Zupetz told the magazine: "When Anna was pregnant, she painted a lot for Dannielynn. Larry will give her those, also."

For now, though, the next milestone is September 7. That's when Dannielynn becomes the next celebrity baby - following in the adorable footsteps of Shiloh Nouvel - to turn one. Birkhead is planning a big birthday bash, and 200 guests have been invited to celebrate, including Dolly Parton, Dannielynn's favorite singer.

"It's a celebration for Dannielynn, but it's also a celebration for what Larry had to go through to hold his daughter," Rose-Zupetz said.

Also in this week's issue of Us: Articles about Criss Angel possibly getting it on with Spears; and Spencer Pratt tricking Heidi Montag in some way. Sounds like a must-read!