Celebrating the First 12 Months

This past week, our sweet little lady turned one. She is the second child and I must admit has suffered from second child neglect. There is no baby book and I think we stopped taking weekly pictures about halfway through. Up until Christmas, a month prior to turning one, she played with Ninja Turtles and Monster Trucks-she now totes around dolls and gives them kisses. She has been known to wear Big Brother’s clothes so its hard to get mad when people say “isn’t he cute” when we are out and about. So, Scarlett Ann needed a party just for her. A party with lots of pink, a tutu she hated, and a sparkly crown.

Celebrating the first year is just as much about the family as the birthday girl. Lots of big changes happen during the first year. We transitioned from a family of three to four which meant learning a new routine. Declan, while did so beautifully, had to adjust to having someone else taking up mom and dad’s time. We did it though, we survived and loved every minute of it. We have laughed and loved so BIGGER than we could have ever imagined.

God has gifted us with these sweet little ones and each day we spend together is such a blessing.

When it’s your birthday you get to have your cake and eat it too!

As we prepared for Scarlett Ann’s party I knew exactly what I wanted, after all the first birthday is really for the family more than the little ones. We typically order from a local bakery in the area, but I decided to go off my norm and try someone new. For me this is big, because the cake is serious business! I asked around and picked Frosting and Flour Bakery based on a friend’s recommendation.

My request was a two tier white cake along with a smash cake so that I could add my own flowers and cake topper. Frosting and Flour Bakery not only made exactly what I requested, but the cake is to die for delicious!! Like over the top good! Scarlett Ann was apprehensive about diving all in, but once she tasted the goodness, she couldn’t get enough. For Miss Scarlett Ann, she got to have her cake and FINALLY eat it too!

Love Bigger,

S & K