Sunday 02 August 2009 at 12:10 am.
Used tags: alya, around_the_house, baseball, birthday, food, friends
Since there has been a demand for cake, here it is!!
* Please mouse over the pictures for captions
On Sunday, July 26th, we held a small gathering, a cookout and potluck to celebrate Allie's first birthday. Guests include a few members of Vin's baseball team (the team conveniently played their Sunday morning game at the local high school a block away), some of our neighbors, and a few friends. Even though it rained the day before, Sunday was a gorgeous sunny day.
Vin played baseball then came home and straight away lit the grill and commenced barbecueing. Burgers, hot dogs and chicken were the meats, while I'd prepared a couple of side dishes.The neighbors brought food and drink as well as presents for the birthday girl! Allie also ate her lunch while everyone mingled:
And then it was time for singing and cake:
The obligatory pictures with the cake:
And my, she did get a kick into the cake and a little icing on her foot. But then Allie got to play with her cake:
As it turns out, play was all she did. She geramed that cake to bits and not once did she taste it. Refused to try the lovely mango sorbet cake that we thought she would love (she loves mango). The cake was quite delicious and lovely and cooling on this warm, sunny day. I'm sure slathering it all over herself was fun. At any rate, it's her birthday cake. She can eat or play with it as she likes
After a quick rinse in the kitchen sink, the girl was ready to open her presents:
All in all, in was a fun, wonderful, lovely, and really good day! Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a special occasion! What a wonderful reminder that we live in an awesome neighborhood, and that we have so much to be thankful for! Again, many thanks to everyone who came to the gathering as well as to those who sent Allie cards, gifts, e-cards, phone calls, emails, facebook messages, etc. to wish her a happy first birthday. And here is Allie with some parting words