Saturday, May 12, 2012

Have a Beary Happy Birthday!

On April 16, 2012, Eloise turned one year old.  We celebrated with family on Sunday, the 15th.  First, Eloise opened presents.  She went crazy for the doll that Grandma and Grandpa gave her.  The spinning, light-up thing that Rachel and Annie gave her was also a favorite.  
I made this bear cake, inspired by the internet, because the princess loves her bears.  That is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, textured with chocolate rice crispies.  
 We also had a few bear cupcakes.
Eloise was not very interested in the cake.  The dent you see here is were I took her hand and pressed it into the cake.
She looks like she is eating it here, but I believe what she is really doing is trying to get out a piece that I put in her mouth.
Rachel and Jared couldn't wait any longer, so we broke out the cupcakes.
Eventually, Jared got frustrated with Eloise's lack of interest in the cake and climbed on the table to show her how cake crashing is done by pulling off one of the bear's ears.  By then she was trying to escape.  And that is about as crashed as the cake got.
All in all, a pretty poor showing for a cake demolition.  She was hardly even sticky.  Jared was so dirty after his first birthday cake that we had to clean the tub after his bath.  Eloise didn't really even need a bath.
I'm glad that Eloise is totally unique.  I wouldn't have her any other way.  Keep being your independent, energetic little self, beautiful princess.  You light up our home.

Eloise's twelve month numbers from a week after her birthday: Weight: 21 lbs. 5 oz. (50th percentile), Height: 30 inches (75th percentile).  After the 12 month checkup (Eloise got three shots), I took the kids to a nearby pet store to look at bunnies.  The shots were forgotten instantly through the healing power of bunnies.
Happy Birthday, princess!

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