I had a pretty packed weekend. It was completely worth it though. I left Logan early on Friday and drove home to my parent's house so I could decorate a cake with my sister for my niece. Hilary and her family arrived the day before so she had a majority of the baking done before I arrived. They also made several neat tissue paper decorations (I should probably note that Hil has set the bar pretty high for first birthdays. I hope when I have kids that it isn't at a ridiculous height.)
We chose to follow the color scheme of the flowers when we decorated the cake.
It took a lot of effort to dye the batches of fondant but I think it worked out! We altered the design quite a bit but I think it was still a success.
The cake wasn't super-sized, Avery is just pocket sized. I don't think she liked the candle that much:
Luckily, her parents helped her blow out the candle.
I think she enjoyed the cake though.
The Birthday Girl and her beautiful mother:
Josh and Hilary also took Avery trick or treating to a couple of houses in my parent's neighborhood. Everyone got in on the act:
Ave makes a cute, if distracted, little monkey.