It's so hard to imagine this little muffin is already one year old!! She is still just so little to me it is even harder for me to believe than it was for the boys. We had a teeny, tiny celebration here at home with just family. It was kind of hectic cause we had it on a weeknight, so it was late and we were rushed, but she had a great time and it was less pressure than a real party. Especially cause Josh had his MD Anderson check-up earlier that day.
The good thing about less people is less toys! She was really not at all interested in opening them up. She was mildly interested in the bows and ribbon when they first came off, but was more than happy to let her brothers and cousin open them for her! You can see Noah with the Rapunzel doll he and Wyatt picked out for her. I never would have dreamed that she would take to a doll like that at this age, but she loves it! As soon as they took it out of the package she picked it up and kissed it right on the mouth. Too cute! Of course I think all the boys liked it just as much as she did. They all took turns brushing her cornsilk hair! :)
Her big gift from us was this doorway toy - we never got one with the boys, so it was new to them. And they all LOVED it. All three of the big boys were playing with it so much Annie hardly had a chance to play with it herself. We all laughed - so silly to watch 4, 5, and 6 year old boys so giddy over a toy for babies. :)
She also got a walker, but she was not exactly sure about it. She mostly likes hanging over it and playing with the toys on the other side. I'm telling you, this girl is no hurry to walk!
Of course she had cake! She was by far my most timid baby when it came to the cake. The boys just tore into theirs and ate tons. Annie was not real sure - I love the picture on top there where she just daintily tastes the icing at first. Eventually she made a MESS, but didn't eat much of it. But she sure thought it was fun to smear around!
I think her favorite part of the cake experience was cleaning up! She was extremely tickled that she was sitting in the sink with the water running, with her clothes on.