Yesterday, was Xia’s first birthday. I can’t believe it’s already been a YEAR since she was born, can you? Time truly does slip away all too quickly.
I think she really enjoyed her day!
We had a small party, just family. My dad, Jerry’s parents, my grandparents, Jerry’s sister, and some of Xia’s cousins came to celebrate.We prefer an intimate little party for our children’s first birthday.
I was going to make a cake in the shape of a “1”, but when I went to dump it out of the pan it fell apart. Um, Oops! I quickly put the pan back over the pieces, turned it back over into the pan, and just iced over the top. It wasn’t what I’d had in mind, but it still tasted good!
Fortunately, I had a box of cupcake mix in the cabinet (free from couponing), so I made them into the focal point. For the top of the cupcakes, I cut one of the images from the party decorations’ packaging. I thought the star with the “1” on it would be cute, and would tie the cakes into the decor. I just dressed it up with a little glitter glue, taped it to a toothpick and stuck it in the top cupcake. Voila!
Usually, I will make a healthy cake for baby’s first birthday. But since Xia isn’t really eating solids well yet, I didn’t plan on giving her any cake. I felt bad though, and ended up giving her a few crumbs from her cupcake after all. Though most of them ended up on the floor, she seemed to really enjoy licking her sweet fingertips!
She loved all of her little gifts!
What a blessing it was to be surrounded by family on such a joyous occasion!
Happy 1st Birthday, baby Girl! Mommy and Daddy love you SO much!!!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.