Our Daughter's First Birthday

We celebrated our daughter's very first birthday last month (12/27). We didn't do anything that special -- we took her to the mall to run around and then had some cake. I made the cake and I was super disappointed with the results! I've been baking since I was a little girl and learned from my mother - who is super talented. But Heidi's cake did not come out as I had hoped. It looks pretty and it tasted OK -- but I was hoping for that nice fluffy texture and, instead, it was more dense like a bundt cake. I don't think she was much of a fan of it either as I had to cut her a slice in order for her to actually take a real bite of it. I will definitely do better for her second!

All-in-all, it was a fun day and, of course, I had the camera in her face.