Monday, December 10, 2012

The Ladybug Turns One!!!

As previously mentioned, Ladybug turned one in late October.  I know it is such a cliché to say this, but holy heck did THAT go fast!!

The day of her birthday was gorgeous and we had good friends and family come over to help us celebrate.

And because nothing is ever simple in our lives, we also scheduled our two cords of firewood to be delivered that day AND our winter CSA pick up was during the party.

At least the wood delivery provided entertainment for the masses


...that's a LOT of wood!

Soon it was time for cake.  Ladybug could have cared less...but her brother was stoked!

Interestingly, the last time I had a child turn one I mildly freaked out about the cake.  I was just going to get one from the supermarket and when I saw that the icing was crazy red and blue balloons I panicked about the amount of unnatural stuff in the cake.  So I figured I would make a cake and headed to the cake boxes.  But then, once I picked up a cake box, I realized that the same stuff I was worried about in the bakery cake would be in the box cake mix as well.  So then I decided to make a cake from scratch.  Which is how I found myself on the morning of Little G's first birthday making a freaking cake from scratch with buttercream icing that he BARELY touched!!

This time around, I bought the box of cake mix and a tub of icing.  I did end up making it into a mini-layer cake by baking it into a sheet and then cutting out three circles for the layers...but other than that it was just your basic boxed cake mix cake.

I'm so proud.

And now we have a series of pictures where you can truly see Ladybug's newly discovered I'm-above-all-you-people personality shine:

Oh look - my people have brought me food

this food looks questionable and is on fire

the older child is telling me to touch this piece of food

well great, now it is on my hands

um...  ew.


I can't help myself!  It really is quite delicious. The people in charge here have actually outdone themselves for once


Little G and friends were glad that Ladybug had deemed her cake worthy of eating.  They were even more glad that mommy couldn't have cared less about the amount of dyes and crazy ingredients in the ice cream cake.

Yeah...that's blue.

Soon it was time for presents.

And eventually, it was time for napping and wood pike conquering.

It was a great day with family and friends and enough left over chili to feed us for another two days!


  1. awww, I love this post, and your captions are so great. love to all of you!

  2. Happy Birthday to Ladybug! It looks like a great party.

    She looks so much like you now that she's older: so cute!

  3. "This food looks questionable and is on fire" totally made my evening. Happy belated birthday to the little lady!