Little Miss A turned one last week. We had just a small gathering of friends and family to celebrate. And good thing because our poor little girl was not feeling well. In fact after five days of antibiotics we found out today that she is not getting any better. So now she is on a stronger medication and an inhaler. Not the way to start your second year. But we celebrated her first year and even though she wasn't feeling well I think she enjoyed her day.
Here she is with her sister and their cousin Wild Jack. Jack needs his own post to explain the wild and I may even need to include a video for the first time on my blog simply because a still picture cannot show the wild side of Jack.
Then we had cake. And I so badly wanted a cake topper from The Lollipop Workshop but it was closed for the whole month of Jan. :( So I had to try and make one myself. I don't think I did that bad, not quite as cute but it would have to do. I also made a cute little birthday hat for Ayla which she of course refused to wear. Oh and I made a checkerboard cake! I loved it and was so happy that it turned out because you really don't know until you cut the cake! My sister got me the kit oh about nine years ago and think this is only the second time I used it. I may have to pull it out more often!
Ayla didn't really know what to do with the cake. I so badly wanted her to dig in and get it all over the place. I think it is so cute when the kids do that but alas she barely ate it. Most of the frosting on her face and fingers got there because David and I kept sticking her fingers in the cake trying to get her to taste it. Come on kid it is sugar you should be going nuts! But at least Regan and Avery had no problem walking right up and showing her just how to dig in.
After cake she was DONE. I think she took the longest nap of her life. So then Michele (Grandma) and I thought maybe now she will eat the cake. And sure enough a little sleep is all the girl needed.