Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kara!

We had a really nice birthday party on Friday evening for Kara. She turned one! I can hardly believe that she is already one year old. Her Ninny and Papop and cousins Grace and Ella came from Mechanicsburg. My parents were there, of course, since we live with them. Andy and Suz (my bro. and his wife) and their three boys came from next door =), and my aunt and uncle who live nearby were all here for the celebration. I wanted to make her a girly cake, so I talked to a few people and looked online, but I kept coming back to the idea of a flower. Here is my attempt. I was pretty happy with it, but I am just NOT "Becky Home-ecky," so don't get too excited. =) I made the main flower part from a round cake pan, the petals from cupcakes with a little notch cut out of them, and my favorite part....the stem from green finger jello! I was pretty proud of myself for that idea. Even though I'm not very good at baking it's still really fun to make birthday cakes for your kids. I think I'll try to do it every year. We ended up just giving her a little round cake to dig into, cause i just couldn't let her destroy my "masterpiece". Here's some pictures of Kara's special day. I love you, my sweet Kara Suzanne!
P.S. Something very special happened on Kara's birthday. Travis' brother, Trent, called to tell us "Happy Birthday to Kara AND her new little cousin, William Riley Gravley!" Isn't that cool? Cousins born exactly one year apart! We love you, little Will.


















8 comments:

Rose Connors said...

What a pretty cake! You did great.

Suz (the sister) said...

It was a special party! :) The cake was really pretty AND it tasted good, too! Love you!

Tim & Kristen said...

Becky, you did a great job on the cake!!! Glad you had a great day celebrating Kara's first birthday!!

Don & Katrina Hines said...

I think your cake was very "Beck - home - ecky!" It is wonderful! I am so proud of you! Happy Birthday Kara!!!!

The mom~ster said...

hey I loved your cake...it reminded me of a picture a child would draw of a flower...sooo cute and perfect for Kara...

Andy and Davina said...

Love the cake! Happy Bday Kara :)

jeileenbaylor said...

Very cute cake - i'm so proud :o)

Karis said...

Becky, I have thought to call you so many times since we bought plane tickets, but I didn't know when would be a good time. Will we see you guys this week? I can't remember if Dan said it would work out for you to come "down" or whatever direction your sending church is from where you live.

I love the cake and am very impressed. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Kayla wants me to make her a Dora cake, and I'm thinking, "Doubt she'll know what it is if I try to do it" so we'll see. :-)

I can't believe Kara is already a year, and you just had a birthday too, didn't you?