Thomas turned one on Thursday, June 14th. Maybrie helped color the hippo decorations for the cake and cupcakes. Maybrie loves to color, and I know I am biased as her mother, but isn't she so good at coloring in the lines for a 3 year old?! She colored the hippo on Thomas's cake all by herself, and she even glued most of the papers herself too. I love that she got to be a part of the preparation, her enthusiasm made it better than if I had tried to do some elaborate, perfect party. This was the first time I tried to make my own frosting rather than by a tub of it at the store. I, unfortunately, learned the hard way that I have a lot to learn about frosting making. It was a mess. In retrospect, I think I may have melted the butter too much, who knows? Luckily, it tasted better than it looked. Also, I'm pretty sure Thomas didn't mind and won't remember anyway! Here are some pictures from our little family celebration held at Brian's parents' house in Grandview.
Happy Birthday baby boy!