At some point in time during the last year, I decided that I would take Cate's birthday off of work (so did Eric). As a working mom, it's just one thing I don't want to miss. Plus, I figure in the future I'll need the day off to bring those yummy cupcakes into school. :-) Anyway, needless to say, our little peanut is one today! And Mommy and Daddy are not at work-- we're home celebrating!
We got everything ready last night so that she'd see the balloon tied to her high chair and her presents on the table when she woke up.
We had a special pancake breakfast. Small silver dollar pancakes + whip cream + strawberries = a layered, yummy, breakfast cake. Although the whip cream lost its stamina on the hot pancake.
After breakfast, Cate wasted no time tearing into those presents.
Box number one = a pretty summer dress to wear to church, out to dinner in Hilton Head, and anywhere else that warrants a cute dress.
And box number two....
...was a small, toy piano (but black and shiny so it looks like a miniature version of the real thing).
She banged out a tune right away. Clearly the piano is a hit. We're not sure what we're going to do this afternoon (besides let her destroy a cupcake). We were going to go play at the Children's Museum, but Cate has a lovely cold along with her ear infection and I'd rather her not pick up more germs.
More birthday fun to come later and the big family get together is this weekend!