Almost one week ago our sweet little Franks turned one! I took the day off of work, and Christopher, Danny the Nanny, and I took the birthday babies out to breakfast at our favorite spot. We consumed unhealthy amounts of cinnamon toast, omelettes, and french toast.
After breakfast we were all pooped. Charlie and Sloane took their first nap, and I got to work making cinnamon rolls. Since their birthday fell on a Thursday and their party was on Saturday, we decided to hold off on cake, but I wanted them to have something sweet (because clearly the cinnamon and french toast was not enough). Secretly, I also wanted to see how they might react to their smash cakes. The cinnamon rolls were a BIG hit! Charlie was very careful with his, and consumed it in very small bits. He hardly made a mess. Sloane mangled and man-handled hers.
After their second nap, Danni and I surprised them with balloons. Charlie LOVED them and squealed and kicked. Sloane was devastated because Charlie had reached through her crib and pulled her hair to wake her up.
It was a PERFECT day. For everyone who follows me on Instagram (@kelkru), I just want to say thank you again for all of your sweet comments! They made our day!
On Friday I spent the day preparing for all of family to visit for their party. I baked their smash cakes and set up the Hot Chocolate bar. It’s worth noting that my brother-in-law suggested I not go into the cake business. I believe he is onto something…
I pretty much cut my leg open to the bone trying to hang this pom lantern. I am not even kidding. The scar I will have from it is likely going to be worse than my c-section scar. Ironic?
Throughout the year I periodically will print pictures through Postal Pix. Clearly, I like to take photos of our little rug rats. Danni the Nanny and I spent an hour or so one night with painters tape slapping them up on the wall. It was SO easy, and it looks amazing. I still have not taken them down. It makes me so happy to look at the photos; Charlie and Sloane love to look at them as well. They always smile and giggle when I hold them up to look.
Even though my cakes were sad and little, Charlie and Sloane LOVED them. I have honestly never seen anything cuter. Ever. Again, Charlie was careful and precise with his. Sloane was, ahem, not so much. Needless to say, good times were had by all.
Happy First Birthday, Charlie and Sloane. We are so grateful you are ours, and we love you SO very much!