We tend to go all out here on birthdays (and still plan to do one up right for E in September) but I wisely put my birthday planning frenzy on the back burner long before the baby came. And good thing, because I was only able to get the bakery made cupcakes and balloons together because my mother-in-law was still here. The party was a lot of fun, with just our best buds and six candles. And of course, we took the obligatory shot of F with her one-month-old cupcake – just as we did each month with E during her first year. Luckily F was asleep at the time – E always looked at us like we were crazy for shoving cake in front of her face and then taking it right back away and devouring it ourselves.