Monday, January 6, 2014

A new year a new birthday

We have a tradition in our house of keeping the first and second birthdays fairly low-key with just a few family members and close friends around to celebrate. I say tradition, but maybe it is just me being too lazy to plan a big party. By the third birthday, our kids are generally telling me in detail exactly what kind of party they want and who should be invited so I'm forced to step it up by then. Anyway, Miss Violet's first birthday is no exception. We're celebrating it up big girl one-year-old style over here for our sweet and crazy baby's big day!

Cookie monster arrived just in time from our friend's across the pond and was a big hit with everyone, including our little monster baby!

Both L & E got "pupcakes" for their first birthdays. See more on those fun little cupcakes here and here. We switched it up and I made a smash cake for our girl, V. 

She liked the candle and all that "Happy birthday to you" attention, but she wasn't too sure about her first taste of the cake which was shocking since we thought this girl would devour her first real sweets.

Good thing her sister seemed to enjoy the cupcakes!

And Violet warmed up a bit, though she never really dug right in.

And that was about it for our girl's big day. What about you? Do you have a huge party to celebrate that first year? Or to celebrate surviving it (the parents survival that is)? Or do you keep it simple? I'm sure Miss V will be demanding exactly what she wants for her birthday in the blink of an eye and I can't wait to design her Wizard of Oz, Mermaid, Ice Cream, or whatever her little heart desires birthday party invitation. In the meantime, we're going to keep it simple as long as we can. 

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