Simple 1st Birthday

Simple 1st Birthday

We celebrated Cecilia’s 1st Birthday on March 20th.

We had a low key, simple 1st birthday celebration with our family.

Wrapped Presents

The boys picked out presents for her. We colored on our art paper to make colorful wrapping paper and they helped me wrap her presents. It was fun watching their excitement for sister as we colored and wrapped.
Opening Presents

We kept the decorations simple and made two pink, purple and white paper chains. One hung behind her high chair and the other was between our living room and kitchen. Making the paper chain was a fun art project. We also blew up several pink balloons and all 3 kids enjoyed playing with those.

After lunch, the boys were ready to give her presents and they helped her open all of them.
Reading Birthday Book

Weston was so excited about her new book that he started ‘reading’ it to her immediately. Birthday Presents

This year, her gifts were ‘need, wear, read.’

Summer pajamas were a need. (Her brothers picked these out!)

She can wear her new sandals all summer. (These are soft soled Robeez.)

She can read this touch and feel board book, Just Like Mommy. (And, it’s fun that the author of this book’s name is Cecilia!)

Birthday MuffinWe took the birthday girl out to dinner at a local barbecue restaurant. This girl LOVES barbeque and her daddy loves that she does.

When we got home from dinner we lit her candle, sang happy birthday and let her eat a soaked sourdough applesauce muffin. She loved the muffin and it was fun watching her eat the entire thing!

Our celebration was simple, but it was a wonderful way to celebrate one year of our sweet baby girl. It’s crazy to think that a year has already passed since she was born but it’s been one amazing year with our darling little daughter!

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  1. Sounds like a great day. I am intrigued by the soaked sourdough applesauce muffin. What is it? How do I make them?

    1. If you go to Cultures for Health <a href="http:// (” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>( and scroll to the bottom, you can sign up for their e-mail list and download several eBooks free. One of those eBooks is a Sourdough book. There is a recipe in there for Apple Butter Muffins that I adapted. Basically I substituted applesauce for apple butter and then let the batter soak several hours before baking!

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