Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Party

Two days after Addy's birthday we had a little party and invited some family to join us.  I made homemade pimiento cheese, served with crackers, pasta salad, a veggie and dip platter, and these ladybug cupcakes from Mare's blog (near the bottom of her post).   I used her Basic Buttercream Frosting recipe and this One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake Recipe from Martha Stewart - this will now be my go-to recipe for chocolate cupcakes - yummy!  My inspiration for the food and decorations was the Sesame Street Ladybug Picnic Song - by the way I love the new version!

 She still has fond memories of these balloons - she calls a balloon a "ball" and mentions them every time she sees these pictures.

Addy, wearing the dress I sewed for her.

The Birthday Girl - my favorite picture of her!
It was the perfect little first birthday party and Addy had a great time, especially after she got warmed up to the crowd.  Then she put on a performance for everybody, doing her cow sound and smiling, laughing and clapping (for herself of course!).


Stuff Parents Need said...

So cute! i love the new version of Ladybug Picnic, too!

Just a conservative girl said...

Looks like it was a great party.

She is still the cutest little thing.

You are very imaginative.

I hope you and R/K are doing well. Especially you. Are still feeling OK? It must be hard to have a growing belly and a little one to run after.

Take care.

Claire said...

Ok, those cupcakes are TOO cute!