Monday, April 14, 2014

{A First Birthday Party}




Birthday festivities for the twins commenced last Friday, at a local play cafe we've frequented more than once.  I tried to keep it simple with pizza, fruit and cupcakes... along with amazingly yummy Cake Pops.  And can I say, the secret to super smooth chocolate on the cake pops is 1 teaspoon of oil added to the melted dipping chocolate.  This was my second try at cake pops and these turned out immensely better than the first.
You're welcome.


Fun was had by all - but the birthday girls were mellow and probably a little shy around so many people.  That's ok, I don't blame them one bit.



The cupcakes and smash cakes were made by local friends who own Tia's Cupcakes and More (look them up on FB if you're in Columbus!) and the display looked amazing, the cake was divine, and they totally out did themselves with the flowers on the cupcakes.  
Now, the token babies-eating-cake did not really happen as they weren't quite sure what to do with such lovely cakes... but again, I'm ok with that.  Sugared-up 12mo olds aren't my favorite thing before bedtime.  My three kidlets slept like rocks that night, though, for the first time in months. Ahem, Summer.  I'll take it!



Fun was had by all, and we now have two new favorite toys.  Smack dab in my living room.
Hey, if they're happy, I'm happy.  Thanks Grandparents!



Now that this huge milestone is behind us... and the girls are becoming more self-sufficient, maybe I can squeeze more quilting in!  Right....

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

6 comments:

charlotte said...

That was a fast year! I think I found you right after they were born. Happy birthday to the girls. Here's to more sewing time.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow 1 already. Huge birthday congratulations to you all. hugs

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girls! That did go fast!!

Marcia R. said...

Happy Birthday to the twins! Their outfits are adorable as are all the decorations. I love the tower held up by mason jars! Great idea! And I could dive into one of those smash cakes right now...

O'Quilts said...

I think that it is very fun to watch your children grow up online:) Congrats

janae king...sewing patterns said...

ahhhh, so sweet! Can't believe they are 1 already. The cakes and cupcakes are beautiful!