Another photo-heavy post to document Miss Charlotte's first b-day which was one month ago today. I sure do love this granddaughter of mine! :)
Hard to believe how quickly a year goes by. I thought they passed quickly watching my own kids grow up, but it seems the speed at which the months go by increases exponentially when it comes to grandbabies. Speaking of grandbabies, we are beyond excited that Charlotte is going to be a big sister sometime in February! Yes, the knitting ideas are rolling 'round my mind; I'll settle on projects and colors once J & Ch find out whether it's a he or a she. :)
I had the pleasure of baking a mini cake for Charlotte to enjoy! I used half of a layer cake recipe from my old Betty Crocker Cookbook and baked it in small round Pyrex dish coated with coconut oil (I lined the bottom with a small piece of parchment paper so the cake would come out more easily). It worked! And while I'm not a cake decorator, I think it turned out pretty cute anyway.
B-day gifts included then 'lil chick as well as the bunting, a plastic dinner plate with a farm theme, a shrug, and some books, too. The long-handled white spoon? That is a "whoa-shack." For whatever reason, my kids loved playing with utensils and called them whoa-shacks. Why? Who knows. But apparently, the enjoyment of playing with a whoa-shack lives on in the next generation. :)
Happy (belated) birthday to my first-born's first born. May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may His face shine upon you and give you peace. May you walk with Him all your days, baby girl. With love from your Baba. :)
With apologies for the somewhat out-of-focus photos,
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