What a Difference a Year Makes

13 Feb

I cannot believe it has been a year since my beloved Zsa Zsa’s first birthday.  Today she turns two and it would only be fitting to celebrate her birthday with more cake!  Last year, we did it big, literally with this giant cupcake cake.  This year my BFF, (Zsa’s Zsa’s Mommy), wanted something small and intimate, which I thought was a great choice after last year’s shebang. 

She asked if I could make another cake, and I absolutely jumped at the chance.   You know, nothing fancy, just a tall four layered vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream filling, decorated with fresh strawberries (Zsa Zsa’s  favorite).  I mean sure the cake weighed a ton, and was almost as tall as Zsa Zsa, no big deal, simple right?  Hardly, but I just couldn’t resist.  Especially after Zsa Zsa’s reaction when she saw her cake, she pointed and said,”Swabewwies.”  Swoon. 

What a difference a year makes, this year she knew the cake was for her, and was excited to blow out her candles.  She posed and cheesed for pictures, and sat quietly and devoured her birthday cake.  I know these are all little things, but to me they all add up to one big smile on my face because these “small” gestures are the biggest and best compliments I could EVER get. 

I loved making all of these "Swabewwy" Hearts

To think how much she has grown in the past year is mind blowing.  I feel like she was just in her mommy’s tummy, yesterday.  The fact that I have been a part of someone’s entire life is nothing less than amazing.  WARNING: You may want to get some tissue, because this girl is getting emotional

Her mother and I have been through so much together, and I know I have said it before but they both mean the world to me.  In just two short years, Zsa Zsa has completely stolen my heart with every smile, every gesture, and every little giggle.   Then when she says my name…. forgetaboutit! She is a blessing, and although today is her birthday, all I can say is thank you.  Thank you to her Mommy (and Daddy) for bringing her into my life.  It is forever enriched because she is a part of it. 

So Zsa Zsa, cheers to celebrating your 2nd birthday! Some people may call it the terrible two’s, but I don’t think it will be so bad, especially when you have me to spoil you rotten.  You’re welcome BFF. ;)

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2 Responses to “What a Difference a Year Makes”

  1. DPC February 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM #

    That’s a great looking cake — nice job!

    • OneBigMix February 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM #

      Thank you so much, it tasted pretty good too!

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