Friday, January 24, 2014

1 year, 2 cakes

Axel turned 1 on Wednesday!  We did almost nothing for Olivia's first birthday.  I made cupcakes with whipped cream, we let her have two plain cupcakes and then gave her one present.  I'm pretty much sold on the one present for birthdays though, so that wasn't bad.  The bad part was that I didn't even wrap it!

So I wanted to do a little more for Axel.  He wont remember, but Olivia might and it's fun to have family experiences.

Adam wasn't scheduled to work, which never happens.  Usually he would have picked up a shift, but hey, why not just enjoy a family day?  So we decided to hit up Chuck E Cheese for lunch.  When we got out of the car Olivia asked to hold the little mouse.  Apparently we didn't explain it very well.

Do you think our pizza's coming yet?
Oh good, the band is back on
I thought I'd have to wait 15 more years for this!
If my mom wasn't holding me, this would be such an epic moment.
I have got to ask for an autograph
Later that night after an early dinner we had some family come over for cake and ice cream.  I was excited to try more of Mix and Match Mama's bundt cake recipes.  For the adults I made chocolate with salted caramel icing (I just left out the coffee).  For Axel's smash cake I made peanut butter, and then made cupcakes with the left over batter.  I figured the kids would prefer that to salted caramel. 

I was so proud of myself for this little party.  And then I took a picture and tried to imagine it on pinterest.  I guess I haven't set the bar too high :) 
Axel had a great time, he was so happy all day.  Let's do it again next year.

You know it's a good party when you find someone passed out in the bathroom.


  1. I was trying to leave a comment before the whole Google world went down :) Let me try to remember what I wrote... Salted caramel icing sounds DEElish and Mix and Match Mama has bundt cake recipes? I am seriously such a new stalker of her blog! I love all of her daily recipes!

    1. Oh girl. OH GIRL. Mix and Match Mama's blog was started because of her 100 bundt cake recipes. Try them. They will change your life. I've been reading for a year and only just tried one this month. Game. Changer.

  2. Happy birthday axel! I love that huge moose! And so my friend made that same cake with salted Carmel frosting - freaking amazing!! I miss you :)

    1. Miss you too!!! We need to plan a trip up to see you guys this spring!

  3. I love the one present for birthdays idea! And the cakes look delicious, happy birthday to him :)

    1. I said ZERO presents and instead just give them a day of fun. But my husband is a gift giver, so he couldn't let go completely :)


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