...To talk about Lily's Birthday Celebrations!
On February 12th, Lily celebrated her first birthday! Unfortunately, she was still on the tail end of a 6 week illness so we don't have a lot of smiley pictures of her.
Anyway, we started out the day with some Saturday shopping and went to pick up cake ingredients and some last minute presents.
After shopping, we took the girls to McDonald's to play on the indoor gym and eat some chicken nuggets. They both had a blast getting their wiggles out and Lily even managed to provide a great deal of laughter to the other parents by crawling around like a wild bear.
When we got home from McDonald's the girls went down for naps while Kevin and I made cupcakes and frosting. Then the girls got up and we had a quick dinner and then sang to Lily and gave her her first birthday cupcake.
As you can see from the video, Lily wasn't as fond of the cupcake as her big sister...in fact, I think she may have been a bit terrified of it!
Despite the bad cupcake experience, Lily was able to recover her happy feelings while opening birthday presents. She got a really cute stuffed caterpillar that came with a book, and a cool animal train from Grandma & Grandpa Hanks, a singing Barney card and her first cash ever from Grandma & Grandpa Uda, a letter book from mom and dad, and a farm animal book from Brooklyn.
Lily actually loved all of her presents, especially since she is really into books right now, but her favorite by far was the animal book from Brooklyn. You can see for yourself:
Well, minus the sickness and cupcake trauma, we had an incredible day with our sweet little Lily and we are so glad that we are blessed enough to begin another year with her. Happy Birthday Lily! We love you!