My sweet girl turned two last month and I’m just now getting around to sharing a few photos from her special day. We decided to keep things really low key this year and had a fun morning at the zoo and then cake and presents in the afternoon with family. I don’t think Greta really understood the birthday concept before but she is now pretty obsessed with the idea and exclaims “birthday party!” any time I pull out a tablecloth or when she wears a dress, it’s pretty cute.
The cake I made was a gluten-free white cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Only after making it did I realize it was kind of a dead ringer for the emoji cake slice, haha. It was a great recipe and the cake turned out very moist and springy. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a simple gluten-free cake recipe!
Can’t believe how quickly two years passed and what a little kid she has become. Happy Birthday my Greta Girl!
To celebrate Greta turning one the talented ladies of The Weaver House graciously offered to take some keepsake photos for us. I met Hannah and Kelty through mutual friends and the great connector that is the internet. We have since bonded over sleepless nights and the never-ending sweet moments of motherhood. I was so touched when they offered to take photos for us, their work is so lovely and I knew they would capture the quiet moments of our day to day life perfectly.
Thank you so much Hannah and Kelty, I will treasure these beautiful photos always!
Greta turned one a few weeks ago and I am still trying to figure out how that happened so quickly. It seems like she went from baby to toddler almost overnight and as amazing as it is to watch her grow into a little girl I wish I could freeze time and keep her small just a little longer. She is busy exploring the world and starting to show her personality more and more. Currently she is displaying her dislike for peas by throwing them on to the ground, one by one. Just yesterday she loved peas! So it begins.
My mom came up to help celebrate and we made a birthday cake together. Honestly this was probably my second time making a cake from scratch and I was reminded why I don’t make them often. So many rules and steps, I tend to find the baking process tedious rather than relaxing. Four hours later we had a two layer cake covered in sprinkles for the big kids and a tiny Greta sized cake covered with strawberries for the birthday girl.
We had a very small and simple get together of a few close friends as to not overwhelm Greta. She didn’t know what to think of her little cake when we placed it in front of her – she carefully picked all the strawberries off and ate them first! I finally took her hand to show her that she could eat the cake too and then it was game on. She soon dived right in, face first. Classic!
So behind with these monthly updates, I guess that is what comes with a mobile baby! Greta learned to army crawl on her tummy while visiting her Great Grandma Barbara at Thanksgiving. I think it had been hard for her with all our hardwood at home so the carpet was a useful to help her get the traction she needed. She has been exploring new foods and seems to love everything so far – she really enjoyed sharing my turkey dinner!
Greta turned 9 months old a few weeks ago, I feel like so much has happened! She now has all four front teeth and is thisclose to crawling. I haven’t been pushing her to crawl as I am kind of terrified of what will come with her newfound mobility. Currently she can army crawl and roll to get where she wants to go and I am already having to keep a constant eye on her.
She is having a lot of fun exploring new foods and reading books. I am having so much fun with her and it brings me so much joy to see her little personality shining through. This year has gone by so quickly and the need to slow down and cherish these last few months of her being a baby is strong. Trying to soak up every moment with my sweet girl.