Missy Moo turns one on Thursday! I can’t believe my own eyes how big she is getting so fast. This year has flown by in a big blur. She continues to change each day, and reach milestones faster than I remember her brother doing but only because having two makes it all go faster too.
We celebrated her birthday with a big bash, accompanied by all our closest friends and family. It wouldn’t be a 1st birthday if I didn’t drag out her celebrations as much as possible, so here we are with a little cake smashing photo shoot too!
When I first started seeing these cake smashing photo shoot streaming across the internet, I thought what a creative idea. I only wish I had done it with Buba when he turned one! Guess I could always do it for his third birthday coming up but it just wouldn’t have the same effect would it?
I was a little nervous for the mess that I knew would follow the shoot, and the fact that I had only one cake so I had to time the photos just right or there wouldn’t be any before and after photos. Missy Moo took me by complete surprise and instead of tearing into the cake like most one year olds would do, she poked it. She must have sat there poking the cake for what seems like forever. I had to cut a slice off and hand it to her before she would even attempt a bite. Even after handing her a piece she continued to use her all too familiar pinchers fingers and take tiny princess bites. The one time I want her to fully dive in and she eats like an angel. So my cake smashing photo shoot was more a delicate cake eating photo shoot. Until…
Missy Moo learned after a while she could stomp her feet in her cake. This took the cake smashing to a whole new level. I haven’t heard her giggle so hard ever. She had her arms waving in the air and her heel in the frosting.
I bought the cupcake cake and the cake stand from Tesco, with my clubcard vouchers. I love those things. I attempted to stick with the same colors of her birthday party and reused some of the decorations. If you missed my homemade decorations post click here. Although it was very hard to find just a peach tuttu so it turned into more of a pink and peach theme which I actually liked in the end.
It was a great time watching her play around in her Miss Francis Tutu and nibble on her birthday cake. Even though it wasn’t yet her actual birthday it’s been great celebrating her 1st birthday so long. Since we are off to America a few days after her actual birthday it was just easier to celebrate it early which meant it has lasted all month. It’s hard to say goodbye to the baby era and hello to toddlerville. She is my last baby and therefore I try to keep her little for as long as possible rather than like my first cheer them onto the next stage.
She really is Momma’s little angel. I couldn’t have asked for a more cuddly, sweeter, calm baby. She really has lit up all our lives in this family and we are so blessed to be a family of four. I wish the time would slow down so I could take in the little moments more as I do the big ones.
I think she was made to wear a tutu, I really do. She had her toes pointed ballerina style, the entire time and her pincher fingers as always, were out twirling her skirt side to side like a true princess. You can’t teach these things they just come natural. hahahaI was really impressed with the Miss Francis tutu too! It is silky soft and expands so it will fit her for a long time to come. There is nothing sweeter than a baby in a tutu. I wish she could wear it everyday.