3/15/09 - Happy Birthday Makenna

I'm 2 days late on this post, but I was more interested in spending the time with the birthday girl as opposed to telling others about it. We didn't do much of anything on her actual birthday (Friday night), but we did go out to dinner at Carino's where we found out that they do nothing for birthday. (This is good news to me because I do not particularly care for my dinner to be interrupted by a bunch of waiters/waitresses yelling happy birthday off key to some stranger who birthday was probably 6 weeks ago, but they probably wanted a free piece of cake).

With that said, she did enjoy some pasta and we learned that she can drink from a straw very well. Although she hasn't figured out that every time you take a drink, you are supposed to swallow before opening your mouth. A little water never hurt much though, so no worries.

Saturday was her actual birthday party and we were blessed to have almost our entire family (both sides) as well as one of the only other babies that Makenna knows. We had some great food provided by Cristi's mom so everyone had plenty to eat, including Makenna who loved the pastas and casseroles almost as much as everyone else (although Greg loved the salad a little too much). After we all ate, Makenna opened up her gifts...and then more gifts...and more gifts. I don't know how long it took to open gifts, but there were a lot of them. Makenna and Nash played with the toys for a few minutes before it was time to eat cake.

Sadly enough, Makenna was very proper when it came to eating the cake. She would basically swipe one finger through the icing and lick it off. She never truly dug in and got a handful although there was plenty of extra icing that never actually made it in her mouth. In an attempt to help her out, I pulled off a small piece of cake and let her feed it to herself and she did not like it at all. I don't know if it was the texture or the taste but she refused to eat anymore after that.

After cake, we spent some more time playing with toys and just talking and stuff and then everyone had to go home. Needless to say, about 5 minutes after people left, Makenna was ready for a nap. She was very sleep and rightly so as she had a very long day.

I'm hoping Cristi will have some more information about all the gifts and stuff that Makenna got as well as pictures and stuff like that, so stay tuned on her blog for that stuff.

Update: I completely forgot to mention that Makenna's aussie aunt amy sent her gift and card for her birthday, since it didn't really make sense to drop 2 grand on a plane ticket for a 1 year old's birthday party...maybe for her 3rd or 4th birthday ;) . She got it on Thursday, and although she loved the stuffed animal, she insisted on carrying around the card most of the day until she got some more two days later. Of course, the cutest part was that as soon as she saw the big ol' purple giraffe, she immediately gave it a kiss.


1 Comments - Leave one yourself

YAY! Happy Birthday Makenna!
I'm glad you all had a great day!

Has my parcel/package (whatever YOU call it :P) arrived yet?

By Blogger babibootiful, at March 16, 2009 at 12:51 AM  

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