Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrating the Moose's First Birthday!

Last month, we celebrated Baby Moose's first birthday! Wow, this year has flown by! The Moose (or rather, the ex-Moose, as he is now decidedly normal-sized) has been such a sweet, cheery, easy baby - an especial joy to our family. His first year has been absolutely wonderful.

We put off the actual birthday celebration for several weeks so that we could have grandparents down - a good thing, as Moose spent his actual birthday in a seriously bad mood due to an intense super-teething time. He actually teethed eight teeth at once! Is that not crazy? So he was fairly miserable.

Thankfully he had cheered up immensely by the time we actually got around to celebrating his birthday, so we had a fun birthday time!

Unfortunately, shortly before birthday time, the Moose had received a singing Veggie Tales board book - and his entire attention was wrapped up in that book. Presents? Cards? Cake? Whatever. Give me the Veggie Tales book. But we tried!

He did gain some interest in cake-eating, needless to say! He is the first baby to actually get birthday cake on his first birthday. With our first, I was absolutely no-sugar-before-age-two, and our second had too many texture issues. (I've kind of given up on that no-sugar thing.) He enjoyed it!

I made a family favorite for his cake. It's not all-natural, but it's delicious! Sometime I'll have to try to figure out a healthier recipe to replicate it.

Ada's Angel Food Cake Pineapple Frosting

1 20-oz can crushed pineapple
1 3-oz package vanilla pudding mix (not instant)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Cook crushed pineapple, undrained, and pudding mix together until translucent. Cool to room temperature. Fold into whipped cream. Use to frost Angel Food Cake. Enjoy!

Here's to all the coming years as we enjoy having Moose as a wonderful member of our family!


  1. So cute! Happy Birthday, Moose.

    Matthew has that book, too. I think someone could make some serious money offering a "Veggie Tales Book Relocation" service. Don't ever take it in the car--you might be tempted to drive the car into a wall ;)

  2. That book already has me wanting to drive a car into a wall, LOL!!! These singing books and toys are only cute for the first hundred-or-so times, and then they're more along the lines of "STOP THAT THING NOW!!!" Cute, but insanity-producing. :)


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