For Nadia's 1st birthday celebration with us, we're making sure she understands how big a deal birthdays are in the Ferguson Family!
Her 3-part celebration began with our small group on Sunday night. We had the kids all stand around Nadia as we sang to her. She wasn't quite sure what all the hub-bub was about and her sister, Josi, blew the candle out before Nadia even had a chance to figure that part out...
...but when it came to the cake part of this birthday deal, this little one had a ball.
She started out a little tentative (all 2 seconds of it that is)...
...Then she kind of started finger-painting with the icing until I finally put her hands up to her mouth so she could taste what she was smearing.
"Ahhhh! So that's what this is all about...yummy!"
We let her continue to smear and shove cake in her mouth until it was pretty much all gone.
I think she's trying to tell me that she's not done yet and that if I touch her plate she might have to bite my hand! Priceless Nadia Expression for sure!
The end product was one messy, happy, sugar-filled little girl...just the way it should be on your birthday!
Today, for her actual birthday, we decided to celebrate both of the birthday girls (mine is tomorrow) by going out for dinner.
Momma gets an early birthday kiss from today's birthday princess!
We're kind of liking this getting dressed up and heading out to eat celebration thing!
One precious little girl 'steppin' out' with her Daddy!
Having some silly time before the food comes to the table.
Not just the little one is silly at restaurants.
Time for another round of "Happy Birthday" and another cake!
"Hmmm...I could get used to this cake thing that keeps happening!"
I'm with you on that one Nadia. I'm going to eat my fill too!
I never get my fill, however, of loving on and being loved by this special little girl.
She is such a gift to our family and I'm so thrilled that she doesn't have to spend another birthday without a family. I told everyone at dinner tonight that last year at this time, Nadia was just a whisper in our hearts. This year she is sitting at the same table with us and eating lots of cake! :)
Nadia still has one more birthday celebration to look forward to. Her very first birthday party with little girl party guests, games, more cake, and all the trimmings will happen on Saturday.
Happy Birthday to our beautiful 3yr old!