For dinner, we had a few Lila favorites: homemade mac and cheese, chicken, and (of course) bread. She went to town at dinner. Oh my goodness, she ate a ton! After dinner, we opened presents. At Christmas, Lila was totally in to opening presents. On her birthday--not so much. She seemed very timid and Ryan did most of the actual opening. We started a tradition this year that Ryan's dad does with his only daughter: on each birthday, Ryan will give Lila a charm that represents her year in some way. This year he gave her a dolly charm.
And finally it was cake time. We sang happy birthday. We put the cake on Lila's tray. She immediately tried to grab the candle. Ryan blew it out, grabbed the candle, and...nothing. Ryan tried to give her a bite but she wouldn't taste it. She found a cheerio on her tray and added it to the top of her cake. Then she pulled a junior mint off--and was not impressed. After that, she basically stared at the cake blankly and kind of touched it here and there but ate nary a bite! Crazy girl.
We sure love our Lila Jae and can't believe she is already one!
|The door hanger Reed made for Lila.|
|Ladybug stuffed animal Ashie made.|
|Opening the charm.|
|Her cake....was the leaning tower of cake. I'm talented, what can I say?|
|She did taste her tray, at least.|
|Asher made a bigger mess than Lila did!|
|Hey mom take a picture! And I did.|
|Mama and the birthday doll, post-cake (not that you can tell)|
|Done with the cake--trying to get out of the chair!|