Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Sesame style birthday

We survived yesterdays big day with minimal tears. Annabelle didn't cry too much either.
She's too cute for words.
She's recently started enjoying animals so we took her to the zoo. She hated the flamingos which is unfortunate seeing how I find them fascinating. Growing up I tried fitting them into every game possible. Flamingo basketball, flamingo badminton, flamingo volleyball. None of my siblings ever got as much enjoyment out of standing on one leg as I did. We skipped the snake exhibit because EEEEWWW. Nobody needs those nightmares. Many of the animals were inside because it was "too cold." It was 50 degrees. These southern zoos don't have hearty animals. The giraffe was inside because she was pregnant. It was the first time I've ever had sympathy for a giraffe. Exactly a year ago I was in her same position and not enjoying it one bit.

AB LOVED the goats. She pulled their ears and thought it was hysterical when they moved their heads.
Sizing up the baby alpaca. She wanted to bring him home and I said yes. Dad said no.
At the very minute Sesame turn one (SOB SOB OMG I CAN'T HANDLE THIS) we were watching the elephant. I didn't feel like crying at all. I say every year goes by quickly but this year really takes the cake. I feel like four minutes ago I was seeing her for the first time and now she's one.
My sunglasses need their own zipcode.
After the zoo we went to PF Changs for lunch. As the person who is mainly responsible her being in this world, I felt I had every right to dictate where we ate. Plus AB likes fried rice. It was a win win location.
Can you believe how much she loved her birthday cupcake? The joy is written all over her face!
She's one of the few children who would rather eat green beans than a chocolate cupcake.


Jen said...

My niece is the same way when it comes to sweets! Give her fruit and vegetables and she is a happy camper. So glad AB's birthday was great! :)

Barbara said...

I'm too overwhelmed with emotion to comment. One year?!!!

Jenn said...

She's like, what is this mess and why is it on my hands?! Why must I eat in the nude??

Happy birthday, AB!

Meg Taylor said...

Aww Happy Birthday, Sesame!! Looks like a fantastic day, and I definitely second you getting to choose her birthday lunch spot :)

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

awe how do we have one year olds already?? :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Looks like yall had a great day at the zoo and I totally agree on your choosing's for her birthday luncheon!!!

Laura Darling said...

Hahaha I am cracking up about your flamingo games. That is hilarious. So so glad you all had a happy birthday! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! Aunt Bloggy Kate and Company love you!

And please, Mom, let's ease up on the icing...Prince George probably eats his cupcakes with a fork.