We had the BEST baby birthday party, ever! Olivia loved every second of playing with all the other kids. And the adults had fun, too. With her birthday being in December, I was planning an indoor party. It turns out, it as a beautiful 70+ degree day! It was so wonderful having all the kids playing in our backyard.
This party was entirely planned around the birthday cake. I make 4 prep cakes. Then ... I forgot to set the cake out at the party, and I forgot to take a picture. It was a beautiful, 2 layer, french vanilla with pink cream cheese icing cake sitting on a beautiful clear, glass cake tray. Seriously, it was awesome. But you'll never know. How about a partial picture of the first test cake?
The birthday girl herself!
Poppy showing up was a complete surprise! Olivia loooves her Poppy (my father), and we didn't think he was going to be able to make it since he's been in Kerrville taking care of Grandmother. When he walked in the door 10 minutes before party time, I literally started crying. Liv was SO happy to see him, and so were we. The day wouldn't have been the same without him.
Memories, cakes, and good food.
Smash cake time!
Look closely here. Julie got the perfectly timed picture of Olivia .... putting the candle out with her fingers. Oy.
She's such a good sharer.
Presents! The kids has a blast, and we had lots of "help" opening the gifts.
And, after all the new toys, she went back to 'ol faithful.