I’m almost hesitant to post this, because I’m afraid Lucy will read this in 15 years or so and be upset that we didn’t throw her a bash to end all bashes for her 1st birthday. But … it wasn’t a bash. And it was kind of great!
Of course, my camera was still in the shop, and I didn’t even grab my Olympus for “good” pictures. So not only did she not have a big party, I only captured it with my cell phone.
I really think that the gathering we had was perfect for my little munchkin, though, because she’s not much of a people person. Just a couple of grandparents and an aunt and uncle. We missed those who couldn’t make it, of course.
Okay, okay. I’ll say it. I only had the mini-party so that I could make pink cupcakes with white frosting.
And the cutest guest of honor in a new dress lovingly picked and sent by Auntie Laura. [Emma got one, too!]
She was pretty dainty with the cupcake at first, but she went for it. Kind of.
The funny thing is, we’re the parents that let our kids get dirty and nasty [they’re only kids once!] … I just want them to GO FOR IT! And yet, she never really went for it. Ken finally had to keep putting cake in her mouth, because she kept looking at us like, “Do I really have to keep putting my hands in this?”
At the end of the day, we didn’t have a ton of cleanup, so it meant more time with our birthday girl. And that’s my kind of day.