our sweet little baby turned one two weeks ago. her birthday was on saturday the 10th, which was perfect timing for a little family party. and by little- i mean with chris' parents, grandparents, and brother's family, and cousins et al. but still, it was small compared to the kinds of parties lily and topher have when we invite friends too.
anyway, the nice thing about a first birthday party is that the guest of honor has no idea it's their birthday, and also has no idea how to request their needs (properly) let alone their desires.
so, i picked a minnie mouse party theme cause i thought it would be pretty and easy. i got lots of awesome ideas from Pinterest (i joined it! major time waster!!!!!! but i love it so...) and i executed them... moderately well.
i hate cake pops cause i cannot master them. but i did rice crispy pops and they were easy, gluten free, cheap, and moldable. my new favorite birthday party treat.
Mia and her lovely Aunt Lindsay. Hail the queen :)
Mia and her Papa Jerry. Notice she is wearing the same dress that Emma wore to her first birthday party 9 months before, which is the same dress that Sunha wore to her first birthday party 9 months before.
Oreos are the best decorating tool! Mia was interested in her cake but did not attack it with the vim and vigour i expected her to.
then we celebrated her birthday again this last friday with my sister and her family, and our friends charles and grace. we also celebrated charles' birthday, cause he turned 40 earlier this month- even though he doesn't look a day over 21.
Mia attacked her gelato cake with the enthusiasm i had originally expected.
we did the traditional 'dol jahbi' tyhat one year olds do at their first birthday parties. the reason we didn't do it at her original birthday party is cause i thought Jeehon had her han bok (the traditional korean dress she is wearing). but then Jeehon just informed me that i still had it, and when i looked- i realized i did. Oops!
here are the elements for Mia to choose from- a wisk(to be a baker/chef), a football (any athlete. not just a football player, though with her current girth, she would make a pretty good linebacker), a guitar (to be a performer), a thermometer (to be a doctor), money (to be mad rich), thread (to signify long life), and a book (to be a scholar or sorts).
and Mia chose...
thread. she wants to live forever folks! or she wants to be a crafter. who knows.
but she really stood in front of the table and studied the different things on the table and chose carefully. i love this little monkey so much!!!!
anyhoo, i know i make a lot of jokes at Mia's expense about her weight- but before you call CPS (again), i do it all in jest and cause she is a chubby baby- just the way babies should be.
here are her 1 year stats:
-weight: 20 lbs 6oz (50th percentile)
- height: 30.5 inches (90th percentile)
-head circumference: 18.5 inches (didn't catch that one)
our girl is growing and developing so quickly we just want her to stop! she is a babbling, walking wonder. Mia moo- you are perfect and we just want to that you for giving us such a magical year filled with so much love, joy, wonderment, and laughter. we hope your LOOONG life is filled with more of the same.