I must admit that while this cake was fun to decorate, it is probably my least favorite one of the three I've done so far. There's just part of me that feels like I could have come up with something a little more creative for her first birthday. It was much easier than the other two (probably because I have a little more experience under my belt), so perhaps that's the reason behind my foolishness! I just didn't feel the awesome sense of accomplishment as I did with the others--that, and the puke green color (which should have been a bright lime green) was a bit of a turn off. But hey, I'll make it up to her next year with maybe a two-headed chinchilla or something. Hehe! On the up side, it was the best melt-in-your-mouth strawberry cake I've ever tasted! Wyatt wholeheartedly concurs.Avery's First Sugar Rush
She went for the cake without hesitation and seemed to enjoy every second of its sugary sweetness. Although, she started to get a little irritated when she couldn't shake the icing off of her hands. By that time, she had more than enough sugar to keep her wired for at least two more hours!Family Picture
(minus one gremlin)
It is nearly impossible these days to get a decent picture of our little family of four
. It's usually Eric (with some type of funky expression), Avery, and me--with a little blurred image in the corner. That would be Wyatt zooming by at lightning speed. With Avery now on the move, it may be several more years before we get a picture worth framing. But I'm willing to wait. At this point, I'm perfectly content watching them walk, run, dance, and jump to infinity and beyond while exploring the world around them. There's nothing more rewarding than that.The Purse
Once the party was over, Wyatt had to give Avery a lesson on how to properly open presents. He must have felt that she wasn't quite getting it because I'm pretty certain he opened every one of them for her, and then took off to his bedroom with whatever gifts he decided he wanted to keep for himself. Let's just say he had a hard time understanding that it wasn't his
birthday party. Thanks to Steve and Renee, Avery is now the proud owner of her very first purse. Isn't it a beauty?
She had better watch out though. I think someone else had his
eye on that beautiful accessory--and it wasn't Wyatt.
I'm just waiting for the day little 3-year old Avery manages to sucker her daddy into carrying her purse or barbie doll collection in a crowded establishment of some sort simply because she's "just too tired"
to bear the extra weight herself. He claims it will never happen, but I think we both know differently.Wine Selection:
Sebeka Sauvignon BlancPersonal Rating:
Sauvignon blanc used to be our white wine of choice, but I'm just not really enjoying it as much as I did previously. It may be a little too buttery, maybe? I'm not quite sure. But it may also have more to do with the fact that we just gravitate more towards reds over whites these days than we have before.