Friday, November 30, 2007

Flashback Friday - My 1st Birthday

Just one picture would not suffice for this Flashback Friday post. Both of these pictures were taken at my 1st birthday party and I chose them both for different reasons. NOTE: I had a phase of intense scrapbooking interest, so a lot of my pictures have the tacky scissor cut outs. Sorry mom. And sorry to myself. What was I thinking?

Obviously, I don't remember a lick of what happened on this day. I was one. Let's remember that. So, anything said in this post is my most educated guess as to what I was thinking at this time. Actually, I probably wasn't thinking anything other than, "oh, pretty presents," or "Yum, big cake."
This leads me into my first thought. Look at my cake. Holy crap. What 1 year old has a cake that big?? It looks like a freaking wedding cake. Two tiered with fresh flowers and everything. All my mom needed to do was add on a miniature bride and groom and I would have been set for life. Since this birthday, my birthday cakes have no where neared this type of creation. I mean, I chose cupcakes for my birthday cake this year. Clearly, I have lowered my expectations and have excepted the fact that no birthday will every compare to my first.

I love this picture:
I like to think that this was probably my reaction when I saw that fantastic birthday cake. My life was awesome! Gosh, I was stylish too. Thanks mom! I love my little jumpsuit outfit, complete with ruffled straps and a cute bow that tied in the middle.

I think I am going to request a replica of this birthday cake on my next birthday. I mean, this past birthday I turned 25 and my insurance lowered by over half. What do I get when I turn 26? Nothing. So, awesome cake it is.

12 comments:

alisa said...

To guarantee myself a huge birthday cake for my upcoming birthday (in 9 months), I bid on and won a "special occasion" cake at our holiday auction. This lady makes beautiful wedding cakes. So, basically, I'm planning on having a 5-tiered birthday cake this year. I'm so excited!!! Just one more reason to love my birthday.

Diania said...

I had a tiny cake for my first birthday. But it was all my own. Everyone else at the party had to share. I didn't want to get my hands dirty, so I dug in face first.

Miranda said...

These are great pictures, Natalie. Your 1st birthday cake was incredible. And I think you still make the "I AM SO HAPPY" face in the second photo, usually when you see me walk into work in the morning.

Erica said...

I think I still see you make that face in your last picture when you get excited! ;)

Let the Good Times Roll! said...

Wow, Tell Penel I am super impressed, that is quite the b-day cake, and you weren't even the first child! WOW! I do also think that you look ADORABLE!

chipsgirls said...

Look who found your blog. You have got to be the best blogger yet. I felt like I was back at VBFA listening to all your stories. You have the longest friend list I have ever seen. When can we do lunch?
joni

alisa said...

i just remembered my first birthday cake. my mom was the activities person in the ward and the ward summer barbeque was my 1st birthday. that means i had a huge cake then too. however, i'm pretty sure i only got a little piece rather than free reign to jump in.

gamine said...

I also suffered the same crazy scissoring during my scrapbook phase. This is why I don't scrapbook any more, I don't want to look back and see the scrapbook fad of the moment reflected in my memories!

Nicole said...

wow, look at penel, getting all fancy with a baby's birthday cake. it really makes you wonder what hailey's first cake looked like, she being the first kid and all.

CRACROFT FAMILY said...

NATALIE......THAT IS THE CUTEST PICTURE EVER!!!!!!

youngfam said...

Love it! Stocktons 1st birthday is comming up... i am inspired. Just kidding i could never do that- i'm thinking cupcakes. You have one talented mom =)You look super cute too!

The Tingey's said...

Okay, I love reading your blogs! And I love the baby photos! It makes me wanna go through and post some of mine! So fun! Hope all is swell.