Can you tell I love birthdays? Especially my child’s?
Homemade monkey smash cake for the little monkey
(banana cake with chocolate buttercream frosting...yummy)
Homemade birthday hat (courtesy of crafty section at Target)
Homemade monkey cupcakes
The Turtle Pictures
(these stayed strung where you see them for several months;
they now hang in Hudson’s playroom)
Birthday girl with Mommy and Grandma
(if you can see, her t-shirt says “This Little Monkey is ONE”)
“Cool hat, Mom, but I really don’t want to wear it...
No, I don’t care if it’s homemade.”
Singing “Happy Birthday” to a kid who has
no clue what is going on=pretty funny
“Oh, you mean I’m supposed to EAT this? Ohhhhhhh!”
Birthday cake chaos with narration (e.g., laughter) by Poppy
(my favorite moment is the face right around 0:33-0:35-- truly priceless)
Augustus Gloop meets Carrie (at the prom)
Happy Birthday, my little monkey. I wish you were here with red Elmo frosting smeared all over your face, my girl. These moments will always be some of my very favorites spent with you. I think you loved them, too. I love you, sweet girl.