Today we had a 1 month before 1 year old birthday party for Callie since she won't see any of my family in CT for her real birthday. We had a lot of family and friends over to celebrate. Callie had her first cake. It was a challenge to make an allergy free cake for her but we succeeded and it wasn't half bad. (we made regular cake for everyone else, so it wasn't that good either). She really just liked the frosting the most and cried when we took the cake away. I think she would have eaten until she got sick.
Get ready to blow out the candles
First finger in the frosting
We practiced for days getting her to blow out a candle and finally succeeded consistently before nap time today. However she wasn't able to do it on the cake with 20 people standing around watching her. Stage fright I guess. :) She will be ready for her real 1 year birthday, you wait and see. Here are some photos of our practice sessions as well as her party tonight and her successful candle blowing this afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came and for those who couldn't but still sent gifts. She is one loved baby and is lucky to have each of you in her life.