Our sweet girl celebrated her first birthday last weekend with a fun extended family party.
She soaked all the attention right up.
It is gratifying as a parent to see others rally around and love your babies, so we had a fabulous time.
June's beloved birth-mom, Su, sent some lovely birthday outfits all the way from Korea.
I was terrified all night that she would stain this particular one with chocolate cake,
but we figured that a party girl ought to be flaunting her new attire.
I worked so hard on my "Very Hungry Caterpillar" cake, and it wasn't all that exciting to look at in the end. But, boy did it taste good!
I even snuck in coconut oil and whole wheat flour substitutes all while halfing the sugar. My motive for healthier desserts is purely selfish. I really like cake, and it reduces the guilt involved.
David unfortunately missed out filming June's fun reaction to her Birthday Song (but did get a full pan of the room, ha!). Mia and I had been singing it to her all day in preparation.
She clapped and beamed with birthday pride toward the end.
Sensory experience, frosting, & presents = bliss!
After opening several lovely gifts (and fighting off her envious big sis),
June inspected tags with Great-Gma R and gave her new books (several) a run-through.
We sure love our precious Baby June!