Adelaide turned one last Wednesday, and on Saturday we had a little party for her with the extended family.
It's hard to believe that a year has passed since we first met this wonderful little person, but every day she is less "baby" more "toddler," so I guess it must be true. And even though it's hard to believe a whole year has passed, sometimes it's also hard to believe that it was only a year ago that she was a tiny sleepy/fussy little baby burrito bundle instead of the wiggly, giggly kid she is today.
It would be difficult to overstate how much she loved her birthday cake and ice cream (in that, at least, she is her mama's kid for sure). I tried out this chocolate cake recipe, and I've decided it has a slight edge over the Hershey's recipe I'd been using. So for her party I made the new chocolate cake again, but I made it as cupcakes (just reduce the baking time to 20-25 minutes). And I iced them with this icing, but I added about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Verdict: Yum!
Side note: I ordered cute cupcake papers and was disappointed to realize that, with chocolate cake anyway, it was almost a total waste.
Also: I also need to tell you about the gift I made, but that's its own post. Soon!