Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cake

Like many parents, this was the most awaited birthday moment for me (at the risk of rousing the doodle police)...

video

You may notice that Gwyneth is self-feeding, which is a pretty big deal and something that she has just started the past few weeks and is still trying to figure out (obviously...). Instead of giving her a piece of cake, we actually made a little cupcake with a "G" and a candle (along with a big cake for the rest of us to enjoy), which is what you see her eating. More pics and video from party central to come!

BTW, I'll give 200 CFHusband points (worth absolutely nothing) to the first person who can correctly tell me why the song in the video above fits so well...

Nate

80 comments:

Beth said...

hmmm well I have NO idea what the song even is.... so, I have NO idea why it's perfect. I do know, however, that that's one darling daughter you've got there :)

Beverly said...

So Dear To my Heart is the name of the song, I think, and it's perfect for the video, as Gwyneth is so dear to your heart!

Jenna said...

I love it!!!! I think its safe to say she has a sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing, and well done on the self feeding thats a hard skill to master

Emily said...

Well my guess was going to be that the song was from The Baby Elephant Cakewalk, but I see that Beverly already made a guess, which is probably more correct than mine! HA!

I love the video, though. Congrats to Gwyneth on the self-feeding. What a big accomplishment!

beautifulwreck said...

Very very cute! I love the way she is just stuffing it into her mouth and it goes everywhere!

Blessedw5mom said...

Looks delicious!

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

I love a good 'ole messy cake moment...but I have no idea what the song was! Adorable, none the less!

Rose said...

Something to do with Napoleon Dynamite?? She is adorable!

debbale said...

Have no idea about the song but I do know that is one cute baby!

Anonymous said...

So dear to my heart.........It's the perfect song. After all that Gwyneth has been through you were able to bring her home from the hospital. To celebrate this day with her is a miracle. And that my friend makes her so dear to your hearts.~Darlene

CFHusband said...

hmmm...."so dear to my heart"...not sure what that is, but I do know that it's not the correct song...

Standing in the Rain said...

she's too cute! love the classic "cake all over the face" pic.

and i have no idea on the song.

MJMILLS said...

sounds like the song from Napoleon Dynomite. "Are you drinking 2% milk cuz you think you're fat?!!??!" I wonder if the CHeeto natzis will be back for this one! JOKEJOKE JOKE!

Kira =] said...

The cake is always the highlight of the 1st birthday!!

Yay for chocolate!!!

Yeah, Summer's Cake when Pedro build her a cake. Napoleon Dynamite for sure! =]

Tracy P. said...

Mmm, mmm! First birthday cake--nothing like it!!! I wish I could get away with eating cake so fast it gets smashed all over my face. :-)

Rachel E. said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Gwyneth! And congratulations on reaching the self-feeding milestone. Are you using Cheerios to practice the "pincher" grasp?

Kim said...

AWESOME!!! I loved watching that!!

Jamie said...

LOVED IT! That's awesome! Chocolate cake is the B E S T!! Thank you so much for sharing. Gwyneth is so precious.

Jennifer said...

The song is called Summer's Cake by John Swihart. Very cute video!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

oh, I SO thought of the cheese puff blog episode when I saw your title...made me giggle! Good Job Gwyneth and welcome to the best dessert ever!

Jen said...

My husband heard it and said its the the beginning song in Napoleon Dynamite.

Me and my Gurl said...

What a joy to watch.
She is perfect in every way God made her.
(Love those tongue pictures.... was that a good taste or not? Hmmmmm lets try it again.Oh yeah!!!! GREAT TASTE)
Congrats mom and dad and little Gwenyth. Happy 1st Birthday

Michelle Jamie said...

I love this baby stage~!!

Fish with Trish said...

Cute video!

My friend Vanessa pointed me to your blog. And I have a good friend, Monique, that has CF and had a complete lung transplant. She is going strong and it's been over 3 yrs.

God bless you both!

A Jersey Girl said...

She did awesome eating that cake! What a long way she has come in a year!

Emily

JonesFam4 said...

napolean... "build her a cake or something" Heavens that movie is funny...

Anonymous said...

Well she sure looks like she enjoyed that birthday cupcake! Hehe. I think every one year old has that classic "cake allover the face" picture! Yay for normal stuff!

Anonymous said...

Ok, You know you should have put some cheez doodles on her cupcake for the candle! hahaa. Too funny, bout those "doodle police"!

Sparkette said...

No idea about the song... But that was just precious her eating the cake :)

anna said...

I just love the cake pics! really shows her progress and i am amazed, at always at her!
My baby just turned one on Jan 18th, i made her a small cake (bigger target, better mess!)
So from one big girl to another babadadamamababay Happy Belated Birthday Gwyneth!

Queen Mommy said...

Aw, so cute! At the twins' first birthday, Lily didn't even know what to do with her cake (we did cupcakes for them too). My husband actually put some icing on her face so she'd match Leah for the pictures! Now, she's the best eater of all three girls! Seriously, she even eats pepperoncinis and brussel sprouts! Anything I make, she says, "Oh, fank you mommy! I love that!" Little Gwyneth has come so far already, and it's only a matter of time!

marcia said...

The Baby eating the Birthday Cake is always our favorite part of First Birthday celebrations in our family, too!! We have another one to look forward to in just over a month, :)
What an absolutely adorable video of your Miracle Baby Rose!!

Julie said...

The song was very Napoleon Dynamite-ish...but I have no idea what that would have to do with anything. Oh, wait - does it have anything to do with building her a cake or something?? LOL

Either way, the girl was loving her some cake! (Which is pretty awesome)

Holly Aytes said...

She did a great job feeding herself that cupcake! Way to go Gwyneth :) She is so precious and I am so glad she had a great !st birthday celebration! Can't wait to see more pictures :)

Rick Lawrenson said...

I heard it playing on your mom's computer and thought she was watching a clip from Napoleon Dynamite.

The Thornton Family said...

Love. It.
Looks like she had a blast! But where are the cheese doodles?!?!
My son (who turned 1 on jan. 7th) had chocolate cake for the 1st time yesterday also. He's had cake, but never chocolate. Your sweet girl looks like she enjoyed hers a bit more.

Stacey in missippi

Anonymous said...

Neopleon Dynomite - Very Cute

Lindsey said...

I don't know the song but I just wanted to say how adorable!

Tammy C said...

Cute pictures!Nobody that I know gives their children a piece of the real cake on the first birthday.That is for other children or adults.The child gets a cupcake or another small cake to do just what Gwyenth did-eat it and make abig mess!

-stephanie- said...

I love this part of a 1st birthday. Great photos.

Tabitha said...

well i instantly knew it was Napolean Dynamite.. and Pedro wants to ask Paige (i think) to the dance and he says, "i'll build her a cake or something" and I think that is the song that is playing during the scene.

but i noticed that a lot of people before me guessed it was Napolean Dynamite and something to do w/ the cake..

Ginger said...

Just a hearty Amen, it has been a long yet wonderful year for your family. Many hardships that you posted that we all got to share in, yet, it seems just like yesterday I stumbled on your blog and begain praying for the baby to be and the mommy to be.

Candi said...

Awwwww. Every little one deserves to have some cake on their 1st birthday!

Sweet pictures!

My son wasn't a preemie and not near as small as your sweet Gwyneth, but small for his age none the less (just under 18 pounds at 1). His doctor basically told me he can have as much stuff of the stuff we have to limit as he wants. He will be 3 on Thursday and he MIGHT weigh 25 pounds now.

Carol said...
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Carol said...

never ever heard that song before but.... it was pretty cute background music to that clear demonstration gastronomic delight.

Waiting For Ling-Ling said...

"Solamente una ves"

You are only 1 once! And she's a miracle to begin with....

Lourdes

The Girls Mommy said...

She is such a miracle (I know you know that already), but when I need a pick me up in my job (I am a NICU nurse), your blog is one that I come to.

I'm glad the doodle police don't come to my blog and tell me why I shouldn't feed my kids chocolate cake for breakfast =). . .

Coffespaz said...

OH My Goodness!! How cute was that?! She was completely into that cake...too cute. Thanks so much for sharing!

Becky in VA said...

So precious are these moments when our children are small. You captured the 1st Birthday Cake Eating very well. Yep, that's what one year olds do with cake!

A D O R A B L E

Love to all!

Anonymous said...

Let them eat cake?

Loved the doodle reference although we call them Wotsits in the UK so took me a while to get it!!!

Alison

Momof2bz said...

It sure did look like she was enjoying it! I am glad that she is self-feeding. Just wait until she gets to experience all the yummy things in life, although I can't imagine anything topping cake! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Summers cake by John Swihart is the name of the song.~Darlene

Anonymous said...

Might add that Gwyneth destructs the cake just like the car in the video.~Darlene

JJ&K said...

So cute! You're braver than I--we just celebrated my son's first birthday yesterday and I insisted on white cake because I was afraid of the mess. But--then they decorated it with red frosting, which negated any benefit of the white cake. :-)

Has she had any of the preemie texture issues with feeding?

brunettekoala said...

Didn't know it was Napolean Dynamite (still hadn't seen that movie) but did you not dress up as Napolean Dynamite for Trunk or Treat - have vague recollections after winning the previous 'Trunk or Treat' name the relatives in the poster contest!! Lol.

Kristan said...

i think i would probably join the so-called "doodle police," (i'm a registered dietitian and have focused on child obesity) but even i let my sweeties have cake on their 1st birthday...i wasn't too sad they didn't want to eat it, though. :)

Julie said...

Adorable! And I just about peed myself laughing about "the doodle police!"

Amy said...

The song is from Napolean Dynamite, a favorite here at our house and we also own the CD. This song is played in the movie when Pedro is taking a cake over to Summer (to ask her to the dance). Right?

Amy

AlaneM said...

I love the first cake shots, sooo cute!

Lisa said...

There is nothing like the first birthday cake mess. The messy the better in my book, and good ol' chocolate YUMMMM!

Anonymous said...

OK, I KNOW I WILL PROBABLY GET INTO TROUBLE FOR THIS BUT... I WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER THE CAKE AND DOODLES AND A CUP OF DR PEPPER. I KNOW NONE OF IT IS GOOD FOR ANYONE BUT WHEN YOU ARE CELEBRATING WHO CARES. BESIDES I AM JUST A MOM TO 4 CHILDREN AND HAVE NO EXPERIENCE RAISING A PREEMIE.

Grayson and Finley said...

DYNO-MITE!!! She got it. Sister has learned to feed herself. Thats what happens when you give them things they really like to eat. They will go leaps and bounds to try and eat it all by theirself, Doodles and all :)
Best Wishes in the coming 2nd year!!

DavitaJo said...

You know that cheese doodles are the gateway drug. The gateway to things like crunchy cheetos and doritos and what not. Really...it's a life long battle.

I only at orange foods for an entire year as a child. And I turned out just fine. :) Fortunately carrots and (real) cheese are orange too.

Trinket said...

Well, this is the first time I've posted, but the "doodle police" comment made me chuckle so much that I decided to stop lurking. Happy (Late) Birthday, Gwyneth, and here's to many more in which you get to feed yourself cake! :D

Twinkletoes said...

Great shots! I can tell she loves it! I think she's doing a terrific job with self-feeding! They are the best kinds of pictures!

winecat said...

That must have been the BEST cupcake ever!

Anonymous said...

I think she liked it! Loved all of her expressions...she is a sweetie!

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Erin said...

To heck with the Doodle Police! I got chocolate cake on my first birthday. It's a rite of passage! I'm glad to see that Gwyneth enjoyed hers as much as I enjoyed mine, and that she has awesome parents to document the occasion. Baby Gwyn, may your life be long and happy!

Texas Lou said...

I believe the song is:

WITH A SONG IN MY HEART

Brody's Mom said...

I think the tongue out towards the end is my favorite. No first birthday is complete without pics of the baby covered in cake!
I'm glad she is able to feed herself some - that's a great milestone! You have to be sure to share pictures of you and Tricia covered in the food that she shares with you/throws on you as she masters this skil... :)

Jen in Al said...

Priceless!!!! She is toooo cute! Happy Birthday! blessings, jen in al

Anonymous said...

Well, the only thing I can think of, is that the pictures match up with the beat of the song. You were able to put the pictures to a beat :) And the song fit perfectly for it??? Eh, probably wrong, but just a guess.

-Kerri from Virginia

Jennifer said...

Too cute! She is a doll and looked like she was really enjoying that cupcake! I've followed your blog for so long and it's great to see how well you all three are doing! You've truly been blessed and your story has touched my life in ways you could never imagine. Thank you for sharing with us all!

Andy Lawrenson said...

The cake was delicious although I wish I could have stayed longer and consumed more ice cream. Life is now juggled between twin feeding times.

The party was great and it was fun to watch baby Rose eat her cupcake.

Utz jalepeno chips were an excellent compliment to the sandwiches. I made mine with rye bread and the bread and butter stackers.

Anonymous said...

why does Gwenyth look cross-eyed?

CFHusband said...

@Anonymous

'Cause she IS cross-eyed...

Anonymous said...

Love it!!

Jackson Williams said...

'Cause she IS cross-eyed...

Is the surgery going to fix it?

e_susan94 said...

The best video! I love all the photographs you took and how they changed to the beat of the song. Clever! I am glad you had her make a mess, she deserves it! I am sure though she probably didn't go to sleep right away with all the chocolate she had. :)

OKGardners said...

"You Belong to My Heart" and you chose it because she DOES belong to you and your wife's heart.

Yea, Gwynethm for being a big girl on your very FIRST BIRTHDAY! YEA!

I know the name of that song becuase I have lived 6 decades and lived in a very musical home.

Betty in Oklahoma
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