This is her cake and can I tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! I went to the Lakeview Bakery in Rowlett and they have the most amazing cakes ever! It was so hard to pick one! The bottom layer was chocolate and the top was vanilla. It was so delicious; Worth every penny (and it was a lot of pennies!!). It was so cute though I really didn't want to cut it. Here is her little smash cake. It was just perfect for her. This is the centerpiece I had in the dining room. Those pictures look familiar huh? I think yall have seen those like 50 times by now!! Oh well, they are stinkin' cute! Trey got this cute little Birthday plate from a client he did some work for. Wasn't that nice of them? I had this on the table in the breakfast room. I went to 5 different stores looking for Gerber daisies and could not find them anywhere. When I was in Wichita I saw them everywhere. Trey found these at a Tom Thumb the morning of her party.
The new chalk board in the kitchen. I love being able to write fun stuff on it. And just in time for Ella's birthday! (My father-in-law made this for me and I painted it and added the gold scroll)Ella got a lot of present and enjoyed opening them. She likes the tissue paper the best, but Dad was close by to take it so she wouldn't eat it!
She got a baby doll bed & money from Trey's parents, clothes from her Mom and Dad and Aunt Corey, books, clothes & money from her Granny and Papa, money and a cute little purse from her Gigi (Great Grandmother). We had asked everyone not to get presents because Christmas was GOOD to this girl. Instead we asked if you did want to give her something we would love a contribution to her college savings account. Well, we got presents and money. Not too shabby!
Then it was finally time for her to tear in to her cake. Well, that didn't go exactly as we suspected. Instead, she looked at it for a while, then put a finger in and tasted the icing, did that a couple more times and then got upset that her hands were dirty. She just doesn't like it when she has stuff on them. So, she was ready to get up and get washed off. I mean, we even had her stripped down and plastic on the floor...and nothing! Haha! I am actually kind of glad that she didn't like it. After that she ate a jar of baby food and was perfectly happy with that! Who would have thought?!
Here are a few pictures of our family. Somehow I managed not to get a picture of her with my sister, her Grandad (Trey's Dad) or her Gigi.
After a couple of hours of being the center of attention my little girl was over it and ready for a nap. I am going to have to teach her to enjoy the spotlight more! We had a great first birthday though and she had a blast. My sweet girl is now a one year old and I am looking forward to many more years and many more birthday parties.