Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!


Yesterday was Sara's 1st birthday! And it snowed. How fun is that. The season's first snow on your birthday?! We celebrated her birthday today since Saturday was so busy with the piano recital and the Nutcracker. First birthdays are always simple affairs at our house. We make a cake. Well two actually. One for baby and one for us. And then open a few presents. The big excitement is always about the possibility of cake annihilation! Will she dive in face first? Take enormous handfuls? Will cake be flung, smeared...you get the idea. Suspense is a wonderful thing!

I always love the look we get from our babies as we set a great big cake in front of them. It that, "what this cake is for me" kind of look. We could totally see the gears turning in Sara's head as she tried to process the gift we had just bestowed her. She didn't do much, and we were preparing ourselves for great disappointment when Mom (me) in her great brilliance gave Sara a spoon. That's when great cake destruction ensued.



She totally pulverized her cake. It turned to mush. I don't think she ever put more than a few bites in her mouth. It was more fun to smush it everywhere. We laughed and laughed, it was good fun.



Then it was time for her birthday bath and presents. Her favorite was a Cabbage Patch baby doll from Grandma Wilcox. It is just so much fun to have a baby in our home.



Unfortunately the memory stick with all of our birthday videos on it was corrupted. So pictures only for now. Does anyone know where I can go to try to retrieved the stuff on my memory card? You will be my super hero!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, she is adorable, and is that hair turing red??
When that happened to me the memory stick I went to Jones photo, so look for a professional developer, where the pro's go and they have a program that should help.
Love
Mom

Millers! said...

You got great pictures of Sara and her cake.. she is just gorgeous even with a face full of cake!

The Seaquist Family said...

Ok...how did you get such great pictures inside. Seriously. I am so frustrated. You must share your secrets! Call me! PLEASE!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Sara! Did you ever find the drum?! Looks like she loved her big day!

Familia Bethers said...

Happy Birthday Sara! WOW, times sure does pass by quickly! Time for number 5, right Dave & Jen???

Jamie C. said...

i love little sara! happy birthday to her. it's hard to believe you had her only a year ago! i hope our little guy is as chunky and sweet as your sara.

Nicole said...

OK, so Jessie is totally telling me I'm a pathetic mom- so I haven't had time to read all your new posts (since twelve years ago when I got on the computer) but the pictures of her birthday cake demolishing event are hilarious!

Nicole said...

What? Two cakes? Come one... you totally should have just shared that one with Sara- it wouldn't have even required much chewing...

Heather said...

Happy birthday Sara! That cake looks like so much fun!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest birthday cake eating pictures I've ever seen. What a sweetie!!! Glad you had such a great Christmas too!

Rebecca said...

good job, Sara and great pics!