Ahhhh! Leah turned one on Friday! I cannot believe it. It seems like she was just born yesterday. Now she is all grown up. Her birthday celebration was a small one, but I loved every minute of it. Last week we started it off by giving her a cake. A great friend of mine made this gorgeous ruffle cake. I first saw it on Martha Stewart’s website. I fell in love with its gorgeous ruffles and all that pink. My friend did an AMAZING job making it.
Leah however was scared to death of it. The picture of her crying is how she first reacted when we set her down to smash into it. Then she crawled around it many times. A video camera would have probably done this session more justice. After crawling she decided to put her behind in the air and peek at it through her legs. The only way we could get her near the cake was putting a candle in the top. She pulled it out and licked it, but only once. She wouldn’t touch it or the candle after that. Photography sessions for first birthdays with cakes are typically called cake smash sessions. There was no smashing here.
Friday night we had small little celebration for her. I thought a cupcake might be less intimidating :0 I was right! After eating a huge dinner she had no problem finding room for the cupcake. We had to hold her little fingers back while singing because she was so anxious to grab it!
Look at her! She’s grown so much! She will always be mommy’s baby girl. Happy Birthday little Leah!