We celebrated Kalista's 1st birthday, with David's side of the family, while in Bakersfield for Thanksgiving. I am thinking a lot of her birthdays will be celebrated in this fashion since it falls around Turkey Day (November 30th, to be exact).
I ordered the most scrumptious cake from a bakery called Sweet Surrender. And I am not the only one who thinks this cake is divine...Giada even thinks so! I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate (episode 'Crazy Good') on Food Network and Giada was raving about The Matterhorn cake. Lucky for me this bakery was in Bakersfield and a favorite of all the Halls.
The Matterhorn Cake
The girls out number Daddy : )
Sophia helping Kalista blow out her candle.
Our happy little girl!
Happy Birthday to me!
Frosting is the best!
Didn't quite know what to do with this sweet, decadent pleasure.
Such a Princess...Kalista preferred her cake fed
by hand rather than getting messy.
We love you, Kalista!
(No matter what the gift...my kids love the ribbon!)
Yes, I realize Thanksgiving has not happened yet but can I just say, "I couldn't help myself! I love Christmas!" And since it is way too early to get our Christmas tree I decided to do a little artificial tree for the girls. Not sure if I'm going to move the tree into their room though...fear of Kalista dismantling it. : )
I fell in love with these bird ornaments
I think this one says it all!
What's a girly tree without a cupcake ornament?
I'm sure Sophia will adore this lollipop!
Aren't these precious?
Looking forward to adding more
ornaments as the years go by.
(Okay, maybe even as the next few weeks go by) ; )
This is the best way to go grocery shopping! I can buy myself about 30-45 minutes, easily!
*Disclosure: Not the cleanest form of entertainment. I think I used about 5 of those disinfecting wipes. : ) I think I concentrated too much on cleaning the steering wheel and sides...note the nasty front of the car.
Halloween was so much fun! We spent the evening with our good friends, The Eliassens, who have one of the best trick or treating neighborhoods in Santa Barbara. They get well over 1,000 trick or treaters!
Sophia with her boyfriends, Jack & Luke
Jack & Sophia
Loved watching the kids go door to door
My friend Stasia has triplet boys! Let's see...
Max, Lucas and Nico
I think Sophia enjoyed being the only girl!
Well, truthfully...I don't think she noticed : )
This was a fun house to walk through
Miss Kalista playing while the big kids were out
Scoring some Milk Duds!
Marcy has the best house!
The kids loved watching all the
trick or treaters below them
Todd, Marcy's husband, goes all out for Halloween!