Secondly, I was wondering if anyone ever gets this magazine. I often see other bloggers mentioning it and I have been dying to get a copy. I can never ever find it. Do you guys ever see it in the bookstore? I was reading reviews on the amazon page and a couple of people recommended not getting it from there because their subscriptions never came.
Since Isaiah's first birthday party was no almost a month ago, I thought I'd share some pictures and stories. It's hard to believe he's already one. Sometimes I'm still weirded out about the fact that I even have a kid! But now I can't imagine life without this little crazy guy! This is me with Isaiah at 9 weeks. It is one of my favorite pictures.
Oh right... I said I was going to talk about the birthday party! I went with a penguin theme. Isaiah was a penguin for Halloween, so I thought why not continue with it. It'd be a penguin kind of year. Penguins are hot right now, but it was very hard to find party supplies, believe it or not. (I can't believe I just said hot like Paris Hilton!)
Here's the spread of food. We had sandwiches shaped like fish, shrimp, hummus, and some other fun things. Do you see that picture in the background of Isaiah? My brother in law did that as a Christmas gift for us. Isn't it so cute? He's still in college and just learning how to do it too!
For Isaiah's cake I made the Igloo cake from Martha's December or January issue of MSL. It was supposed to have this nice elaborate buttercream icing piped on it, but Martha failed me and the recipe didn't come out. So, Betty Crocker and a toothpick to the rescue. My 4 year old niece reassured me and said "I think Martha would approve!" Ha, gotta love that girl. I also used Wilton's edible glitter, which I think is just about the best thing ever. It made the whole cake sparkle!
We almost lost the cake to grubby fingers!
I also made cupcakes with blue icing with Swedish fish on top. I think that was Isaiah's favorite part!