Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Wee Wednesday: The First Birthday Party
We held Lila's first birthday party with family up north in Sudbury this past weekend. It was a learning experience, most notably by the fact that we took so few photos, it was a total photography fail.
I don't know what happened. It's like we forgot cameras existed, or that we'd want to take certain shots. So the hard-to-source, non-disney character kitty-themed birthday party napkins, plates, and decorations? undocumented. Lila's awesome pink sparkly chuck taylors? Not a photo to be found. A single family photo of the three of us? Nope. A photo of the wonderful brunch spread, complete with hash browns, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, maple syrup, fruit and mimosas? Not a shot.
Which is interesting to think about- it seems it's a hallmark of the times that if you did something awesome and didn't photograph it to death, it feels like a loss. In reality, there are probably only five photos of my first birthday (and judging from those grainy, late 70s photos, I was not having a good time), and yet it is still clear I was wearing a frothy meringue of a pink dress, a party hat, and a look of pure misery.
But here are the shots we did get, either on our camera, or a family member's camera, or a cell phone snap (subtext: quality will vary!):
recipe here), to look like her favourite toy, a little plush hand puppet kitty (which you can see in the bottom left photo, actually). Lila is normally a great eater, but she just picked at her brunch spread. That is, until the cake came out: