Sunday, November 16, 2008

Clara's 1st Birthday Party!!

Today we celebrated Clara's first birthday with a family party although she will not officially be one until Wednesday!! I cannot believe my baby is almost ONE!! I had fun making her smash cake and cupcakes. (Amy.....found a great vanilla cake...moist, moist, moist. Wish those would have been the soccer ones....maybe next time). Clara's cake was vanilla cake with buttercream icing. The cupcakes were cheesecake cupcakes with cheesecake filling with buttercream. I was pleased with how they turned out. She really enjoyed herself with the smash cake. She really dove right in.

Why are all these people staring at me and singing.....?? No, really this is almost too much. =)
"Hmmm...I'm liking these plastic chocolate candies mom made." We almost took the candies off but in the end she ate every one of them.

"Man, this stuff is gooooood!"

"Goodness, I think I might have eaten a bit too much of this stuff!" As the mommy I just have to say, Aren't her lips just the most gorgeous things you have ever seen!!

Taffy & Papa Dave (Clay's parents), Meemaw & Pawpaw (my parents), Auntie Robin, Clint, Cindy, Katelyn, Baby Pierce, Uncle Jerry, GG (my grandma), Matt & Candy all came to celebrate the HUGE occasion with us. We had a nice time enjoying each others' company and watching Clara open her presents, play, with them, and play in her smash cake and ate quite a lot of it too!! Check out the video links on the sidebar for videos I will be uploading of the occasion.

Auntie Robin teaching me how to use the new "cell" phone Meemaw and Pawpaw got Clara. ;)

Clara got a lot of baby dolls. Clara really loves babies. She loves real ones and she loves her baby dolls. Her first baby doll was given to her by her birthmom, Tierra. It is a very treasured gift to us! Clara loves her too. I had to line all of her baby dolls up together for her.

These are the wall letters that Matt & Candy got Clara. They also got her some cute crosses. I will post pics of them up when I get them hung up on her wall...urrrr...should I say when Clay gets them hung up on the wall.

It was a fantastic day of celebration!! I am so thankful to have a wonderful family! God is truly amazing and I cannot thank Him enough for all He does and will continue to do in our lives!!


Lulu's Journey said...

I'm first to comment!!!

Sandgroper Kids Entertainment said...

looks like a lot of fun

Anonymous said...

Thank so much for sharing this with us! Clara and your boys are soooooo loved! :0)
It was wonderful to see.

ginger and seane said...

the cake and cupcakes were so cute! no surprise! bet they were yummy too!

Amy and Kyle said...

Hey there - I love the cake! At first I thought it was huge! That is just did a great job! I am glad you found a recipe that works for you...woo hoo!

I love the videos and the video of little miss on that pony. That was so cute and then the end when she got scared. Poor baby!

I cannot believe she is 1! Oh my goodness! She is precious....

Amy and Kyle