Little girl turned one this week.
Poor thing- she had to be woken up from a nap after getting some shots and then face a party. What a good little sport she was; I'd have been screaming the whole night.
(Even though it was awesome.)
"Mom, there's an open flame right in front of me..."
My sister and I spent a ridiculous amount of time baking and preparing tasty treats.
Four words, friends: all. so. worth. it.
Stayed up till 3am the night before to make this cake. I want to try to do a rainbow next...
Naomi had zero interest initially,
but once she got a little taste, she became a little more open to it...
And those eyelashes haven't changed a bit, if you were wondering...
About halfway through the party, my sister and her husband did a sweet little tradition that one of their neighbors told them about. Here's how it works- You put three things in front of the baby at their one year birthday: money, rice, and a crayon.
The tradition says that if the baby crawls towards the money, it means he or she will be especially prosperous. Should the baby crawl towards the rice, they are said to live an especially long and healthy life. Finally, if the baby crawls towards the crayon, they are said to be especially artistic (obviously this was the one I was hoping Mimi would choose...).
And she did.
Atta girl, little artist.
We were all clapping, I think she knew she picked a good one.
The presents came next- I couldn't believe how many gifts were given to this little girl!
Since before she was born, I've been buying her little owl things-
I couldn't resist when I found this little sippy cup at target.
Its adorable, but I was a little skeptical of how much mimi would like it. I wasn't sure how well the straw worked, and I worried it would just be something cute in the back of a cupboard.
I was pretty thrilled when she wouldn't let it out of her sight for the rest of the evening.
Such a determined little baby...
In the end, the party was a huge success.
Lots of attendance.
Lots of sweets.
Lots of gifts.
Isn't this little lamb cute? I'm not sure who gave it to her, but she loves it already.
Happy happy memories for this sweet family.