Hard-to-believe-disclaimer: There are actually no photos of Cora in this post. This is part 1. I promise you will get some Cora photos in the other parts. Now, grandparents, relax and enjoy some creepy clown footage.
We decided to have a low-key birthday celebration for Cora. Actually, we decided to have 2 low-key birthday celebrations for Cora. We had one with family and one with friends.
I had my mind set that I was going to keep it simple. No creepy clowns who make the kids cry (like my parents had at my 3rd birthday party).
No above ground pool or Slip 'n' Slide would be present at Cora's celebration.
No chocolate pizza (sorry Mali)!
|Here I am blowing out the candles on my chocolate pizza birthday cake (my mom's specialty).|
No Twizzler straws
No gumdrop trees
There wouldn't even be any bad perms at this birthday extravaganza.
|Christina (Stewey)- are you always going to be the bad hair culprit?|
No bizarre eyeglasses. No jingle bell PJs that go down to your ankles in August.
|There are her beautiful glasses hard at work again!|
No sleeping bags covering the house for this birthday party.
I've ruined all the fun? Is that what I hear you say... no slip 'n' slide, no perms, no creepy clowns.
Well, what did we have? A BIRTHDAY BANNER!!!!
|Here I am with the birthday banner that my mom put up every year. Going along with that tradition I made Cora her own banner.|
Next week I am going to show you the birthday banners (yes, TWO of them) that I made for Cora. I am going to show you her cake face photo. I'll let you in on the secret recipe we used for her cake. I will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Cora's first birthday.
Until that time, stay busy by answering my WYR of the day.
WYR... add an extra 15 minutes to your day every single day
never have to wait in line anywhere ever again and never have to deal with customer service phone calls or emails?