Sunday, April 19, 2009

Julia's First Birthday Party

Originally, Julia's birthday party was scheduled for Saturday evening. Since the weather was predicted to be sloppy and wet and cold all day Saturday (which is what ended up happening), we postponed the party. It was a good thing, too, because this afternoon it was sunny and warm. Just perfect for a birthday barbecue.

Julia entertained her guests while they ate lunch. Then it was time for cake. I made two birthday cakes - a cut-out number one and a baby cake. The baby cake was strictly for Julia to play with or eat, and it had candles that spelled her name. After Evelyn helped Julia blow out her candles, it was time to dig in! Well . . . it turns out that Julia gets the prize for cleanest cake-eating baby. She grabbed the cake with her entire hand, but Julia didn't get what she expected. She didn't know quite what to do with the squishy cube. After a few more attempts of poking at the cake with her index fingers, she gave up and decided it was nap time.

Julia didn't get around to opening her presents until after her supper and bath time. Somehow everyone knew that Julia is a little bookworm because she made out with eight books. As you can see in the picture below, it didn't take long for Julia to dive into her books.


k. said...

Okay, I'm a little disturbed that she didn't eat her cake. I don't think I ate cake at her age either, so I guess there is hope that she will discover the glory of cake.

Disobedient Tiger said...

Feel free to make me a custom decorated cake anytime. I know what to do with it...