Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Taeya...Very Belated!

Well, I think I'm about ready to get back to this blogging thing. I was out of town for over a month which is why I had to stop blogging. I blogged once from VA but it's just not as easy as being on my own computer with my pictures.

Grandma Z reading to Taeya on her birthday.

The day after Christmas, we celebrated Taeya's first birthday! It was a relaxing day and we just had a little party in the evening for her. I made a chocolate cake with pink, peppermint frosting with chocolate chips. It tasted good and Taeya certainly entertained us as she ate her wedge of birthday cake.

She was definitely spoiled by her grandparents and received many fun things between Christmas and her birthday. From Mom and Dad she got a baby doll for her birthday which she enjoys playing with, kissing and poking at the eyes on occasion.

Taeya always gave Grandpa these coy little smiles. If she was crying and he called her name, she would almost always stop crying and stare at him.Cake and decorations. Great Grandma bought the My Little Pony decorations and Mommy made the cake.Happy Birthday sweetie! Here's proof that you can eat your cake and wear it too!! Oh, that's not how the saying goes? Oh well.

One of the first tastes. She started slowly just picking at the cake.Next, she tried bending over and biting it. Then came picking it up with both hands.Yum, yum! I love the frosting.The whole thing is too heavy. Maybe I should just eat half of it at a time.
This is great stuff!
Can we do this every day?

I love Mommy so much, I think I'll smear her with frosting.My, this cake sure got heavy.
Clean-up time!
You can use the cake as a fun hat! Or eat it too!

It's really fun to play peek-a-boo with. Daddy fashioning a new hairdo for Taeya...a frosting mohawk.Time to eat cake again.
All done! (Doesn't Taeya look triumphant like she conquered her cake or something?)

Bath time!!!! There were lots of chocolate crumbs floating in the tub.
The lovely white birthday outfit from grandma and decorated by Taeya. Thankfully, I was able to get all of the frosting out of the shirt and it looks as good as new again.

All-in-all, we had a wonderful time celebrating Taeya's birthday. I took pictures of her (me) opening presents but can't seem to find them. I think they got left on the VA computer.


kelly said...

so VERY cute!!! Happy Birthday to Taeya :)

BECKY LYNN said...

I loved that post! It is hard to imagine that she is 1! I love that her hair is growing longer....what a cutiepie!

Renelle and Cole said...

All of the pictures are MOST excellent!!! :) I'm sure Taeya had a blast getting cake everywhere! Fun stuff!!! Happy belated birthday Taeya!

the Indian woman said...

Fun pictures! Great story of her first b'day party with pictures. You take good pictures.

Sarah said...

I love all the shots of her eating her cake. The one of her standing up after finishing is priceless. She is so proud. Give her lots of love from her auntie Sarah

Ryan, Michaela, and Liam said...

What a happy little baby! I have been waiting SO long to see these pictures, I'm glad you finally had time to post.

Talk with you soon!

running wildly said...

Awww. Happy belated birthday little sweetie! It looks like the cake was well enjoyed.

Mom Z said...

I showed these blog pictures to all the ladies at work who met Taeya while she was here. They all think she is absolutely adorable! I know I'm biased, but they're not... they are all grandmas too! Sweetie, I'm soooo glad we got to share your first birthday.... and your mom made the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever eaten! Love you all so much