We celebrated Miss Aspen's 1st birthday last Saturday (although she turned 1 on the 18th). It was pretty much identical to Toby's birthday party, except a little more girlie. We ate pizza, opened presents, stuffed ourselves with cake and ice cream and mingled for a bit.
I had wanted to steer away from the overload of pink party decor for girls, but couldn't find anything I liked in other colors. Everything was either gaudy or ugly. So I finally gave in and bought "rose petal pink" balloons and table cover.
Look who made an appearance. :)
Every birthday I ask if we can just make our own cake and every birthday Nick mandates that we have it custom made. It's the recurring birthday argument that I never win.
But the cake did turn out pretty cute.
Aspen is so much fun with a camera. I get big, cheesy smiles almost every time I snap a photo.
Not too happy about parting with the cake.
The T-man eating all the frosting off of his piece of cake.
Creepiest doll ever. The lips move when it sings and it has teeth and a tongue. The pic below with Uncle Terry says it all.
The only pic with me and the birthday girl.
Can't believe its been a year!
Aspen is probably the most cuddly baby on the planet. To steal a line from Runaway Bride, I get nothing but "homemade sunshine" all day long. She is very even-tempered and is a much better sleeper and eater than Toby was (and sometimes is). But she seems to prefer being held much of the time which makes getting things done around the house a little tricky. Overall though, she has been such a delight to have in our home. I'm already looking forward to the many "mom and daughter" outings we'll have someday.
Happy birthday, sweet baby girl!