I am finally back to tell the story of a little girl and one delicious cake.
She has always been a very messy eater. I thought I would get the best SMASH cake pictures.
Instead of smashing…. she decided to use her manners and eat as dainty as possible.
A photographer and mother; aka mother photographer, dreams of the day when she gets to take SMASH pictures. There was no smashing. There was only picking.
The kids decided that maybe they should help.
First, they helped her blow out her candle…
…and then they got their faces dirty.
We decided she might get a little messier if we just gave her a piece.
We were right.
….and now she decides to play with her food.
That’s my girl!!
…and then a few gifts were opened.
Each one of the kids took the time to wrap her something. Stella gave her one of her babies. Isaac a car, and Jex one of his stick horses. I thought it was so cute of them to give something of their own.
OH Mae Mae. Where did the time go? Every moment with you is so wonderful. You are the best gift. The most wonderful addition to our family. The little part that we didn’t know we needed until you came along. I love little one year olds, and if there was a way to bottle you up I would. I want to keep you this way forever. Every day is a new adventure for you. You learn something new every day, and this my favorite part about having you. I love watching you learn. Your mind working, and a smile when you figure it out.
I love when you crawl over to me, pull yourself up, and stick your head between my knees. I love when you crawl over to me and tickle me. I love when you lay your head on my shoulder and snuggle. I love when you say, “Mama.”
This year has been magical because of you.
It was certainly worth celebrating.