Monday, September 2, 2013

Ruby's 1st Birthday

I'm the mother of a one year old.

Typing those words gave me heart palpitations. Mostly because I can't believe my little baby is growing up so quickly but also because, even one year into this gig, it's still hard to wrap my head around the fact that I'm a mother. 

We went home to Florida to celebrate Ruby's first birthday with our families. I made an old favorite cupcake recipe for the guests and a mini cake for Ruby. 

She didn't quite know what to make of her cake. She kept pointing at it and looking over at me like, "Is it all for me? Can I touch it?" It was hysterical to watch. Unfortunately, we forgot to video it. We are still such amateurs at this parenting business. 

Speaking of amateurism, we've yet to master the art of family portrait taking. Inevitably, some one's eyes are closed or some one is looking away from the camera. The pic below was the best we could do. Happily, we have many more birthdays to come to get better at all this.  

Ruby's pediatrician told me at her one year checkup that the second year was always a favorite year with his boys (he has four!!!) and that Ruby has lots of fun in store for us this upcoming year.

Yippee! Bring it on, kiddo.


  1. Happy birthday to Ruby! She's adorable!

  2. So cute! Happy birthday Ruby!

  3. Her sweet cheeks! Happy birthday, Ruby!

  4. Happy 1st Birthday to Ruby! She's so cute with her cake. And, that's a great family portrait. Now, stop letting her grow up so quickly!

  5. Happy 1st Birthday Ruby...
    Shelley, your little one is adorable...congratulations to both of you :D