A Fairy, a Princess and a Little Girl's Birthday


My little girl turns one year old this Thursday


It hardly seems like a year has gone by since she joined our family. She is such a wonderful addition. Her personality is coming out so much these days and I can't wait to see who she becomes in the next year.


Since next weekend is Christmas, we celebrated this past Sunday. 
A small party with just family...and lots of balloons.

I got to make my first girly cake. I've had this idea for awhile and although it didn't turn out completely like the picture in my head, I still think it's pretty cute. It was also a little experimental- I didn't want to use any food coloring in it so with the exception of the black dots on the princess's eyes it is all naturally dyed. I used avocado for the green, strawberry for the pink, cocoa for the brown and lemon curd for the yellow.

Annika was a little unsure about the whole singing and cake thing.

She liked the cookie on top best of all. 

Eventually she got into the frosting and made a mess of herself. She didn't eat too much of it though. 

 She actually got into opening her gifts too...

Helping to unwrap and pull them out of the bags. 


Her doll collection is growing already!

 Happy [early] Birthday, Annika!


  1. I love all her expressions! Amazement at every new experience!

    Happy Birthday, Annika!!!!

  2. Wow, those eyes are stunning ~ so big and beautifully blue! Everything looks like great fun, but when I got to the cake you really made me smile! All natural food coloring, that is fantastic!! And so cute to boot! :)

  3. OMgosh! She is SOooo big! What a sweet heart. Can you believe that Luke is 10 mos now too? They have gotten so big so fast. (((hugs))) Happy Birthing day mama!

    Merry Christmas!

    Love Val

  4. The cake is perfection! I love the photo of her holding that dolly!