Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, baby girl!

It is high time for a post about Jubilee's birthday! I've been meaning to post about it for so long that she's 13 months now, and I can't remember how much of her amazing-ness developed in the last month. I'll just tell you about all of it.

Firstly, I've got to record about that extraordinary period of two weeks or so when she started to really walk and get into stuff at a whole new level. It just happened one day, you know. Jubilee was 10 months old. I was going along, business as usual, and I look over to find her trying to pull the glass bowls out of the bottom rack of the dishwasher. I scoop her away and close the dishwasher only to find that in the course of those 3 seconds she has begun eating out of the trash can. I put the trash can up on the counter top, in a horribly inconvenient but safely out of reach spot, only to find that she has moved on to emptying the breakables out of the cupboard. AAH! The only thing I could think was:

"This battle station is fully armed and operational." 

As it turns out, the proper quote is "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!" Some of my cousins would be ashamed of me. But that's ok. 

Since then we've permanently moved the garbage can into a cupboard, gotten back in the habit of keeping sharp knives in the top rack of the dishwasher, and rearranged some dishes. Oh, also we moved the cereal, because that got dumped all over the floor several times. 

For her birthday, I wanted to invite some friends over and have cupcakes. I even went so far as telling some people the day we would celebrate. But I never got my act together, so we ended up having a family celebration. 

Jubilee's brothers decorated her cupcake!
"And dad lighted it on fire and the baby touched it! Say that, mom!" - Levi
Jubilee very much enjoyed her cupcake, as you can see here.

 She wasn't a big fan of the birthday crown her brothers made for her, though.

And here's everyone else in the family at the party.

Here is the video I got of the festivities. It explains why Levi is so sad, above. 


Cami said...

El Magnifico: Grandpa Jared is pleased!
What a cute, smart baby. She is adorable.
Happy 1st, Jubilee!

Annaliese said...

I hadn't realized how close in age our baby girls are. Fun! That initial story about her going from one escapade to the next hits so, so close to home:)