May 23, 2012

Claira Turns One

Can it really have been a whole year since I wrote about how I was contemplating revenge while bringing a sweet baby into the world?

Ahh... those were the days. Such memories.

Isn't she ridiculously adorable? Ya, I think so too.

The best part? She still is! Even if she did inherit her eating manners from me. I think I now understand why some people say she looks like me. At first I thought it was the hair, but now I realize it's because they've seen us both after we've eaten.

Her birthday was actually while I was out of town last weekend. So my cute sister-in-law made her some cupcakes!

Where's the letter "C"? Oh, right here!

Claira thought they were pretty darn delish.

But while her cousin Madison seemed happy for her, I think Mackenzie was just a wee bit jealous of all the attention Claira was getting.

I mean, I don't know that for sure... it's just a gut feeling.

So we were a couple days late celebrating Claira's birthday as a family, but I made sure she got all the special privileges.

Right down to licking the cake beaters.

I get the feeling she rather enjoyed that part... you?

Later that day, once again my super awesome cousin Callie and her kids showed up, bearing cute gifts for Claira.

She pretty much thinks her presents are the greatest thing since emptying the wipe container and throwing them all over the floor was invented.

Now... as far as her cake goes, you all saw my, err... rather interesting attempt at Jacob's cake. Well I just had so much dang fondant left over I decided to use it up.

And I had this cute idea in my head but once again, I didn't exactly think things through. See, when you're working with fondant, you kind of need to have shape or cookie cutters.

I had one. One big flower shaped cookie cutter.

So in the end, it wasn't at all what I had planned.

Oh well. The kids were pretty excited about the fondant balls around the cake! They just wanted to eat them all!

Okay, I don't know how many of you actually watch any of the videos I post, but this one is a keeper. Seriously, worst, birthday, ever. Haha, poor girl. We should have sang, "It's my party and I'll cry if I want too" instead of "Happy Birthday."

Well, at least at the end she was smiley.

That means her cake wasn't a total loss! Right?

Happy Birthday little Claira! I love having you in our family.

Even if you did bite Alayna on the stomach, and unrolled all the aluminum foil, and played in the toilet, and ate half the crayons, and dumped all the books off the shelf, and pulled out all the sandwich bags from the box, and knocked your food over onto my clothes, and pulled all your clothes out of the closet, and played with the plunger, and........

This was recorded so that someday, you will read this and think we were the coolest baby ever.

6 super cool people speak:

The Bagley Family said...

Happy Birthday you cute little thing!!! I cannot believe time flew by so quickly...I mean were you not JUST pregnant with her??

Heather S said...

happy birthday to your sweetheart!

Saimi said...

Awe, Happy Birthday you big little one year old! Holy Cow, I can't believe it's been a year already!

balloongal said...

She is going to love looking back at this someday. Happy Birthday, little girl.

Mama Smith said...

I am so grateful you post all the birthdays...I can enjoy the CELEBRATION! This GRANNY would love to be at EVERY birthday party...Sadly, this is the only way I can...(sniff, sniff) LOVED IT!

Sue said...

Happy tortured birthday to Claira!



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