Margo's first birthday party couldn't have been better. With family gathered around our home to celebrate and dote on her, she was absolutely content the whole time. I did my best to keep things simple with good food and a few decorations — pompoms, cupcake toppers with a mugshot of that chubby round face, and oversized B&W photos hanging around (I still haven't taken down that poster).
She was very serious and enthralled while opening her presents. And even though my cake-making skills proved to be subpar, naturally she loved all that sugar. After several minutes of licking frosting off fingertips and then double-fisting the cake into her mouth, she started reaching out to share with her cousins sitting around. As they joined in to eat a little cake themselves I couldn't help but watch and think how lucky this girl is to have such incredible, loving family in her life. It was definitely a sweet moment — and a really great day.