We blew out candles at breakfast. We blew out candles in the afternoon for fun. We blew out candles at dinner. We blew out candles at cake time. The girl could not get enough of candle blowing!
Evelyn hadn't the faintest idea of what a birthday entailed, but she knew the day was gonna be a good one when she saw 48 cupcakes and a mini-cake on the counter. "up-kay, up-kay" (translation - cupcake) was chanted all day long until finally the torture ended when friends joined us for a small gathering. Uh, and I am so mad that I didn't get pictures of all our wonderful friends who came to celebrate with us. Too busy playing hostess, I guess :) And I think everyone was surprised when Ev decided to ditch the fork and face plant it into the cake. That was so last year at your first birthday, Ev. Show some decorum, little lady ;) I kid, I loved that she did that. Presents were kept simple. Grammy & Papa gave her a fab retro little kitchen. Ev already whipped up her first batch of eggs on it this morning. I jumped on the teepee fad and threw together a quick little tent for her, modeled after this one.
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