i feel like there is a ‘cool kids club’ at my house and i’m not a part of it since my birthday didn’t take place this week and everyone else’s did. but that’s ok because this new baby will most likely show up on my birthday in june and we’ll have our own little month to party!
anyway, my love had a birthday on monday! last year we went into the hospital on josh’s birthday (even though eleanor didn’t show up for 36 more painful hours. ugh.) so i think my husband and i both appreciated that we weren’t in a hospital on his special day this year. we celebrated by going out for ice cream before lunch on saturday, dinner just us two that evening, a few movies in bed on monday and shared an ice cream cake roll with a few close friends that evening. i based the cake roll off this recipe but didn’t add any peppermint extract (just more vanilla extract instead) and used josh’s favorite ice cream, ben & jerry’s mint chocolate cookie, instead of vanilla.
then, our baby girl turned ONE yesterday. we’re having a little party for her this weekend where she’ll get to dig into a real birthday cake, but we decided to have a little family celebration with eleanor’s first cupcake last night, too. as you can see below, she was beyond excited! (and so was her mama!)
we’ve been working hard on sharing. as eleanor began eating her cupcake, josh went in and asked for a bite and she kindly fed him a few! we are so proud of her for always being willing to share. although i will say she somehow shares more with papa than with mama. don’t even get me started on how she’ll randomly give him kisses throughout the day without him even asking for them. does this mean she is a daddy’s girl? someone please tell me it’s just a phase. ;)
and then, she went at it. it only took her maybe 4 minutes tops. the entire thing, people. she ate the entire thing. if there was any doubt before, rest assured, she is most definitely our daughter.
then we were a big mess! so we had a bath, and opened a few presents that our families so kindly sent eleanor afterwards. (thank you, families!)
ps. thank you to all who left such kind and thoughtful comments on eleanor’s birthday post! i cannot wait to share them with her someday.