Thursday, April 14, 2011

first birthday: smash cake!

I managed to go through the weeks leading up to BG's birthday without a single breakdown. While it saddens me to see how quickly she's growing up, at the same time I am so in love with the little girl she's becoming that I'm excited to watch it. I never cried, I never broke down.


However, when everyone sat around singing Happy Birthday to my sweet girl, I couldn't utter a single word because I was sitting there with the biggest lump in my throat ever.


I am ridiculously proud of this little girl. I'm proud of every milestone she's hit. I'm proud of who she already is and of who she will become.


And as I sat there watching her stare wide eyed at all those people singing to her, I could only smile. She's so amazing. She really, really is.



True to my sort of dainty little girl's form, she wasn't sure what she thought of getting her hands dirty. Her Daddy had to put icing on his finger and let her try that before she would dig in on her own.


After eating a good bit of cake off Daddy's fingers and watching some of the other kiddos come pick at her cake, she decided to dig right on in. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.






Needless to say, she got plenty of cake, and the sugar rush kept her going for hours!!

13 comments:

Angie said...

Awwww...what a sweet birthday girl. That cake is too cute, and her hat is adorable too. I always tear up when we sing Happy Birthday. I'm a sap!

Amber said...

Awww, how precious! I love that cake! Looks like a fun party :)

Emily said...

I love babies and their first cake. The pictures are always priceless! She is beautiful!

Ashley said...

I'm not sure it was the point of this particular post, but I'm crying over here. You put into words the exact way I feel about Cooper getting older. Just so excited and proud of the person he is becoming right in front of me :)

Mandy said...

That cake looks amazing! I love that she was hesitant to jump right in there...let's hope she keeps that up for you and isn't into making big messes in the future!

Kate said...

The cake is so cute!! Happiest birthday wishes to Miss E!

Paige said...

What a precious moment for you. I can remember the same lump being in my throat the first time we sung happy birthday to CB. It is truly a moment you will never forget. Her cake is absolutely adorable.

Lauren said...

So sweet and she seriously is just the cutest thing!!!!

Emily and Andrew said...

She loved it!!!! So cute! Love her cake!

Suze said...

love love l.o.v.e that you captured her digging into the cake! she is so precious!!!!!

Ashley Paige said...

that cake is PRECIOUS, the hat? ADORABLE! but both are unmatched by the cutie patootie in the birthday girl's seat! i feel like i've been watching BG grow up right along with you- and i'll admit, i got a little teary to thin about so many wonderful people surrounding her and signing happy birthday! it makes my heart swell a little bit! ... i cannot imagine how i'll feel on carter's day!

Karah said...

love these pictures!!! Now that's a whole lotta cake. :)

d.a.r. said...

You look so beautiful and radiantly happy in these pics!

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