The big story in October was obviously the 1st birthday of Miss Chelsea Cook. As per tradition, we had a relatively low-key birthday party with just immediate family. It was a warm day so we ate hamburgers outside and (thankfully) Chelsea made a mess of her cake outside too.
Halloween was not our typically Autumn holiday this year. We did attend a fun Halloween carnival at Nate's school and did other Halloween type things but for the actual holiday, we were in Las Vegas! I know, I know. Not exactly what you'd think of for a kid-centered holiday. But we made it as family-friendly as possible with our friends and their kids (a total of 6 under 5 1/2 years old). The trip was less about the location and more about us all being together at a resort where we could entertain the kids in the pool. Too bad the water was on the chilly side!
|Party clothes for the birthday girl.|
Spice cake with pale pink buttercream frosting. I was trying to be creative with the design and it turned out kinda weird. I do like my Lisa Leonard "Happy Birthday" pewter decoration. It'll be a new tradition for family birthdays.
|Present time. |
|Chelsea and Grandpa play with her new toys|
|Chelsea is a little afraid of tall Uncle Eric. Nate was too. He got over it.|