Lucy was so excited on her birthday! She loved is when we sang to her. It was a pretty mellow day. She got muffins for her birthday and all the yogurt she wanted (she loves yogurt). She kept clapping every time she saw her purple balloons. Lucy is so full of life and her favorite words are 'dada' and 'hi.'
The weekend before the big birthday day which was June 10th, we threw Lucy a little birthday bash with some of our Morgantown friends.
The party was at Cooper's Rock state park, one of our very favorite places. Johnny, Lucy, and I got there a little earlier and did some rock climbing, then started to set up. My friend helped me to make Lucy's 'smash cake.' I used a chocolate candy shell to make the base of the cupcake look like the wrapper. Again, she loved the 'Happy Birthday' song, but only put her hand in the cake for a second and licked some of the ice cream. She initially circled the cake a couple times curious as to what it was. We tried to give her a chunk of the cake in hopes she would then devour it....but the actually 'smashing' of the cake was very anti-climatic.
The next day after the party, we tried giving Lucy the 'smash cake' again. I think it helped that she was in her high chair and there was not an audience watching her eating. After several investigatory tastes and squishing a lot of frosting between her fingers, Lucy started to devour the cake.