Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Happy Birthday Callie Part 2
On 10/10/10 we celebrated Callie's first birthday with our families. We postponed it a weekend because lots of people were out of town or had previous engagements the weekend of Callies birthday. I made a cake for this party and it turned out okay. It was a little topsy turvey but it didn't fall over so that was good, my bottom layers did not turn out as thick as I would have liked, shouldn't trust that one cake mix would fill two 9 inch rounds, they were a little too thin and then my 6 inch layers were really thick...oh well learning experience. I also need to figure out something different with my frosting, it is hard to spread and not sticky enough, I have not found the balance between sticky enough to stick on the cake and crusty enough to smooth out yet, work in progress I guess:) Callie finally got to wear her Christmas present from last year, I bought a cute tutu and 1 onesie for her on etsy for her birthday party and fortunately it was warm enough she could wear it with no problems, since then Aunt Andrea has made her a this super cute tutu dress(that I needed to adjust on her but she was starting to pull on the flower so I just quick snapped the picture:) that I have been wanting to get her out in and snap some pictures in the leaves but so far it hasn't happened, hopefully by the end of the week so we still have some leaves left! The kids had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather and the swings. We did semi-homemade pizza's and salad for lunch, semi-homemade because we bought the crust from Sam's club(great deal by the way and good crust) and then topped them with whatever we wanted. After lunch Callie opened her presents with Daddy's and big brothers help. She got so many cute clothes! Gabe and Ty were a little disappointed with the lack of toys:) After presents we had a sleepy birthday girl so we did the cake right away. She did pretty well not touching the candle but by the end of the birthday song her curiosity started to get the better of her and we had to help her blow it out quickly. I think she liked her giant cupcake from the top of the cake. After cake she willingly took a very good nap! One of her gifts from the day was a homemade shrug/hoodie from Aunt Andrea, she looks so cute in it and we have gotten several compliments already. Aunt Andrea makes all kind of neat stuff you can see some of them here. We had so much fun celebrating Callie's birthday with our families, thanks so much to everyone for celebrating with us!