Monday, January 17, 2011

Abby's Birthday...only two months late!

I know these pictures are way overdue, but for the sake of keeping up on our "family journal" I'm going to do my best to catch up!

We celebrated Abby's 1st birthday a couple of days late after Joe got back from a business trip (shh, don't tell her!) We had family over for dinner and then presents/cake/ice cream. Abby didn't actually get a chance to open many of her own presents because her brothers were both so eager to "help" her. She got lots of cute and fun stuff.
This is the new coat and walker that she got from Grandma Olson...Here's the cake. It was pretty simple, but I thought it turned out pretty cute! I made a separate smash cake that was just for her!
Of course, every first birthday has to have messy cake pictures, right? Well, no one told Abby that she was supposed make a mess... ...she didn't want to have anything to do with that cake! I even pulled out a spoon to try and get her taste it......but she was so not interested! I was determined, though, that I would have messy cake pictures!!! So, I kept trying to get her to try it......until it made her cry. :-(
"Give up Mom, I'm not eating that stuff!"Meanwhile, the "big kids" are testing out her new toys.Once we got her down, she went straight to what she really wanted to be doing on her birthday...playing with boxes!
I was pretty disappointed that she wouldn't touch her cake. So, I did what every dedicated mom would do, I gave it to her for breakfast! :-) No really, I did...
...and this time she gave it a chance!

Yay!!! for messy face pictures!

Mission Accomplished :-)


Suze said...

Happy Birthday Abby! She sure is a cutie.

Melanie said...

He he he...that is SO FUNNY! My kids have been that way as well. I never thought to do the breakfast deal. What a good idea!

The Metge Family said...

That is great! Way to be persistent, Mom! The pictures are great.