From the minute Maeve woke up this morning at 5:30 am (sleep schedules off due to late evening arrival from Turks & Caicos last night), she could hardly wait for her sister to wake up. She was excited to run into Cecilia's room and greet her with a "Happy Birthday sister!" Maeve has been an outstanding big sister to Cecilia and we are so proud of the 2 of them.
To celebrate Cecilia's 1st birthday we enjoyed opening presents together and Maeve was sure to help her sister out. Cecilia got some new books and snacks. Maeve now wants to share all of those snacks she had previously grown out of! After opening presents we sang Cecilia Happy Birthday and lit a candle on a cupcake for her to enjoy. Maeve started tearing up in the video as you may be able to see. She really does not like when we sing Happy Birthday!! Maeve was certain to remind us that she does not like cupcakes, but instead prefers ice cream with Mom (truthfully, she doesn't really care for any sweets unless its candy). Cecilia seems to be more like her father and enjoys sweets. She ate some of the frosting and cupcake before we took it away and left for dinner.
For dinner we headed to the Convention Grill tonight which is an old fashioned burger and malt shop that has been around forever! It was fun to eat together and share in many laughs as we celebrated Cecilia's big 1st birthday.
We are looking forward to Kate's family joining us in a few weeks to help officially celebrate Cecilia's 1st birthday. Wish us luck tomorrow as we head back to work and school as we've been out for the past week. Mom is off on a business trip later this week to San Francisco, so Daddy gets some more time with both girls (and let's hope that Cecilia is good since she's having separation issues from Mom right now) :)
Here are some videos. I guess we need to record them horizontal so we can accommodate for everyone that doesn't have an iPhone or Apple computer to watch these since we need to compress them. So they are sideways ...