Thank you for your sweet comments and birthday wishes regarding Naomi's birthday. Here are some photos from our celebration:
We did have a special breakfast together as family, but it ended up not being in her room (as is tradition) because she woke up really early and it threw off my plans! Here she is with her cinnamon toast (recipe highly recommended by Monica). (Doesn't she look thrilled to have her picture taken?!)
Naomi learned at Christmas how much fun it is to open presents, and she certainly enjoyed opening lots of new goodies. (Jean jacket from my Aunt Mary; doll diaper bag from my grandma)
Eric's brother, and his fiancee, Alyssum, came over for an evening of pizza, cake, and hanging out. I wanted to do a zoo theme since Naomi loves animals. It would have been fun to go to the zoo, but unfortunately, the nearest zoo to us is over an hour away, and it's been a stinkin' cold winter!
Do you get the joke on the invitation--we're not lion (lyin')? I thought it was kind of clever. I paid less than $3 for the animal water bottles, napkins and plates. Woo-hoo!
I could never be a cake professional, but I think this turned out cute, despite the fact that it's a very campy version of this. (I didn't purchase anything and used what I already had in both materials and skills!) The birthday girl loved it, and asked for seconds (which I granted) and thirds (no way, sister!)
All birthdays are special of course, but Naomi's is unique in that she's a Leap Day baby, and that her birth was accompanied by such crazy circumstances. It makes the celebration that much sweeter to know all we've come through.