Robyn, Gavin, and Morgan called Charlotte first thing in the morning to sing her Happy Birthday! Charlotte couldn't wait to hold the phone and listen. She bopped along while they sang! It was so cute.
This is was taken while waiting for cake! Love the smile!
After many years, I finally attempted my great-grandmother Luptak's Czechoslovakian chocolate frosting. It is so rich and wonderful and you can only truly enjoy it if you love chocolate. The frosting takes 3 hours to make and you have to be patient or it won't come out right! I also made the chiffon cake that my Mom has always made with the frosting. It is so good. I last attempted this cake/frosting when I was 15, for my Mum's birthday. It came out horrible. Now, I know just a teeny bit more about cooking (for those of you who know me-- I LOVE to bake and cook) and the frosting/cake came out perfect!
This was Charlotte's first taste of cake and ice cream! She loved it, although she loved the frosting a bit more. She managed to eat all of the frosting and left most of the cake which is exactly what Cole did at her age too.
Brendan and his little girl! We love you Charlotte! This past year has been wonderful beyond imagine!
Charlotte is growing up and is such a joy! She actually loves daycare (or "school" as we call it) and we've been told she is quite the little mama! She loves to take care of the little babies, often when they cry, she'll toddle on over to them and try to hold their hands. So cute! Charlotte is a giggler and loving walking now. Cole is a constant source of entertainment for her and she loves to sit and sort things out, like taking things in and out of boxes and taking the cap off of containers and putting them back on. : ) She still will not sit and read stories and will not sleep well, but that will come with time. One thing I've realized with the second child is just to take things as they come. And I am loving each day with each of my children!
Pics of the party to come soon!