Celebration. Family. Friends. Party. Games. Music. Balloons. Birthday Box. Streamered Door. Cards. Gifts. Special Plate. Pizza. Cake/Dessert. These are all part of our birthday traditions. And in our family, we all get really excited for each others special day. Anna was diagnosed with food allergies at 10 months old, so when Anna and Josie's first birthday rolled around, I was wanting to find a cake that was safe for both of them. I had heard about a gluten free bakery near us and went in to check it out. My hopes were deflated when the bakery informed me they could not bake an egg free cake. I was so sad. Clearly Anna wouldn't know any different if she didn't get to eat the cake at their first birthday, but I was sad I couldn't give that to her. So we went ahead and ordered cakes for photos, "blowing out" their candles and for our party guests to enjoy. Meanwhile, I dreamed of how I hoped to someday have a safe cake.
We love birthdays here (and yes, polka dots too)!