Maddy’s One!

My little Maddy turned one year old last week!  It seems like just yesterday she was born.  Sorta.  Anyhow, we drove out to the church peach orchard to take some pictures of Maddy.  After about a hundred or so I got one that is okay – minus the keys in her hand.  I’ve got a lot more photography learning to do.  There’s just soo much info out there I don’t even know where to start.  But I’m hoping to get better and better at it.  When we got home from taking pictures we were all wheezy and had red splotches on our skin. Great, my two little girls inherited their moms allergies. 

We had a little family party for Maddy at my moms.  Macey insisted that Maddy wanted a monkey cake.  I know the cake isn’t all that pretty but it tasted really good!  I took all three of the Wilton cake decorating classes before my girls were born so that I could make the best birthday cakes ever.  Only problem is now the smell of buttercream and the texture of fondant makes me gag.  I have cupboards full of cake decorating supplies, but when it came right down to it I wanted something easy and that tasted good.   I’m too practical to spend all day on a cake that no one would like.  So there ya have it, an ugly (but yummy) monkey cake.  The crown I had made that afternoon with my silhouette machine (love that thing) and then hot glued rhinestones onto it.  I know most people go all out for parties, but that’s just not my style.  Sure onesies with the number appliqued onto them with matching tutus and all that jazz are kinda cute, but it’s just not my thing.  Never has been, never will be.  I like low-key birthday parties.  And Maddy’s was perfect.

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3 Responses to Maddy’s One!

  1. Mona says:

    Happy birthday to sweet baby girl! I love the look on her face and her cute little crown. Low-key parties are wonderful. Less stress and you can really share the celebration more intimately. Have a great weekend!

  2. Sky says:

    What great pics you got of her! Love your thoughts on birthday parties- same goes around here 🙂 Just as long as the kids think it was a great day, then all is well! Your bunny bows sure look cute on her too!

  3. SOOOOOOOOO SWEET! love it!

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