Interactive Birthday Recap. Fun For The Kids!

Thalia's first birthday party was absolutely [adjective]. Despite the fact that adjective Nate forgot to [verb] any of the [plural noun] to serve our guests until midnight the night before which made me totally [verb] out.


Relatives came as far as [place] and [place] and we were honored that they made the [adjective] journey. Especially [female name]. As for [male name], eh. We just invited him because he gives [adjective] gifts. Although the best gift definitely came from [name], hands down. I mean, wouldn't you want a [adjective] [noun] if you were one year old?

If I've learned one thing from the celebration, it's that no child's birthday [noun] should be without copious amounts of [color] and [color] sangria. It certainly makes the guests more [adjective]! It also explains why our childless friends were having a [adjective] time, and not leaving [adverb] right after eating the cake.

Oh, the cake. The [adjective], [adjective] cake. My [adjective] father undertook the task as if it were a dying [noun]'s last request. [Number] recipes and [number] trips to the special baking store downtown resulted in an extremely [adjective] homemade birthday cake with [adjective] chocolate frosting that Thalia [verb+ed] enough to provide us with the requisite First Cake on The Face Photos. In fact, we were delighted Thalia had room for it, after having eaten the tips off of nearly [number] birthday hats beforehand.

Which brings me to one more thing I learned from the [adjective] celebration: [verb+ing] a baby full of [number] pounds of sugar moments before her naptime isn't always a [adjective] idea.

So do me a favor? [Adjective] please?

Remind me next year.

Yeah, but we got the photo! Isn't that what counts?


Blogger Lindsay said...

I always LOVE the pictures of messy cake faces!
I bet that nap time was NO FUN!!!!!

7/11/06, 11:06 PM  
Blogger yoo hoo said...

She is so cute, Yes I do know that is a supreme understatement.

7/11/06, 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom101 madlibs. Fun.

She's yummier than the cake. Seriously. How can you stand it?

7/11/06, 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy CRAP, my version of that story was freakin' hilarious! Seriously...I should sell this stuff.

7/11/06, 11:53 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Bee-yoo-ti-ful! I know the feeling - Q ate a whole big slice of his chocolate birthday cake and was wired. Fun, but not napping!

7/12/06, 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehe I am glad the birthday celebrations went well. She looks absolutely stunning and I do hope she slept like an angel :)

7/12/06, 12:41 AM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

(Adjective) Birthday! (Interjection)!!

7/12/06, 12:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Ohhh. Beautiful little girl and very pretty cake too! Happy Birthday Little Lady!

7/12/06, 1:04 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Ah, the money shot!! Yeah! What a [adjective] picture.

Oh, and my boy would surely rather eat the tips of party hats over a piece of delicious chocolate cake also. There's something about the taste of cardboard...it's just the perfect appetizer before dining on a delicious roll of toliet paper. Mmmmmm.

7/12/06, 1:06 AM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

Yum. Now THAT'S a picture of a happy birthday.

7/12/06, 1:27 AM  
Blogger Krisco said...

So cute!! Looks like the "got" the whole cake part...

7/12/06, 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Thalia!

It touched my heart that your dad put so much effort into such a beuatiful cake. Awwwww! You must have a great family.

7/12/06, 4:41 AM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

A MadLibs post!!! I love it!!!!!

It brought me back to the days. I have a clear memory of doing Mad Libs in my living room with you and laughing hysterically over the word "elephant" put in some unsuspecting place.

7/12/06, 5:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Thalia!!

7/12/06, 7:05 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I'm all about the madlibs. I had fun with that one.

And man is she cute! Happy Birthday Thalia.

7/12/06, 7:11 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Looks like she had a blast. Hope you've all recovered. 1st birthdays can be so stressful.

7/12/06, 8:09 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Sounds like a (adjective) time. And I'm glad that your husband was keeping to the code. The guy code I mean. Give him a high five from me.

7/12/06, 8:32 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I love MadLibs. :) It's like a perfect template for most people to use to describe their child's first birthday, too.

Happy birthday, Thalia! Looks like the cake was yummy!

7/12/06, 8:42 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Perfect!! The cake looks [adjective]!!

And Thalia's birthday dress is [adverb] [adjective]!!

Congrats on your first year of motherhood, Liz!!

7/12/06, 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHHHH bubbula! She is so darling. Here come the chocolate addiction! Welcome to womanhood Thalia!

7/12/06, 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant! This should be published as the first in the Mad Libs for Moms Series. Love the photos and big hugs to your dad for the cake---what a sweetheart. I'm sure all your party guests are now wondering who this is: "As for [male name], eh. We just invited him because he gives [adjective] gifts." And, do tell---what was the best gift for a one year old? Will it be a "cool mom picks"? After 4,000 birthdays, I'm running low on baby gift ideas.

Happy Birthday sweet Thalia! NOW, the fun begins.

7/12/06, 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How fun! By the way, I have that same cake caddy. It comes in quite handy.

7/12/06, 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thalia is gorgeous! Been awhile since you put up a photo of her. She's grown up so much. Glad to see she knows her way around a piece of cake.

7/12/06, 9:46 AM  
Blogger Renée said...

To have an unrestricted free-for-all with a chocolate cake? Pure bliss. She is darling :).

7/12/06, 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Thanks for the choose your own adventure birthday!

You are so brave to put the girl in a white dress and then put her in front of cake.

Happy Birthday Thalia!

7/12/06, 9:58 AM  
Blogger J said...

Way too cute, and yeah, how white did the dress stay? ;)

Happy Birthday Thalia! Happy one year of being a mom, 101!

7/12/06, 10:39 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Games! And pretty pictures! And hats! I feel like I was partying along with you!

(When do I get my cake?)

7/12/06, 11:02 AM  
Blogger Namito said...

Fun!...brings back memories, this does.

Cute chocolate covered Thalia brought back my little Impling's own coating of buttercream frosting.

The Madlibs brought back hot summer nights playing with my older brother...the fairy tales edition.

"Pastafazool!" said the wolf.

7/12/06, 11:38 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

So she eats hats too? I thought it was just me. Mmmm, hats is tasty!

Happy Birthdya, Thalia!

And Happy Motherhood Year, Liz!

7/12/06, 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't first birthday parties the BEST? She's a vision.. so is that cake. Your father might have a second career ahead of him.. Congrats!

7/12/06, 11:47 AM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

Happy Birthday (or something).

7/12/06, 11:48 AM  
Blogger Erin M said...

Happy Birthday! Childrens parties require alcohol until only kids come and then they require a flask for mom and dad

7/12/06, 12:29 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

God I love mad libs. But I still like to use words like "poop" "butt" "ass" and "smelly". Hehe.

What a [poop]y baby you have! She is so incredibly [smelly]!

Seriously, she's freaking adorable.

7/12/06, 12:41 PM  
Blogger DaniGirl said...

Lovely picture! Happy birthday, big girl - it only gets better from here...

7/12/06, 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is quite the cutie.

Our first birthday photo of the official middle son, shows him similarly situated next to the coffee table, cake in face.

His grandmother, aunt and brother are behind him smiling.

Did he mention, he had escaped from his room in the process of changing him for bed?

He didn't have clothes on.


7/12/06, 1:25 PM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

That post was brilliant! So creative.

And yes, the photo is totally ALL that matters. I have Silly Girl's birthday party Sunday (she turned 2 yesterday). I can't wait to watch her open her presents.

7/12/06, 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute! And I could go for a slice of that cake (and a glass of milk) right now!

7/12/06, 3:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

MAN you made me work for that one, but [adjective] glad it was a success!

7/12/06, 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got the pictures! The picture is soo cute! Your father has the same cake stand I do. All we need is the recipe.

7/12/06, 3:41 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Ahhh we were all there!
Great blog...
Love the final shot!!!
That cake had my mouth watering!

Sangria at first birthday is a must!!!!
My daughter who turns 9 has asked me to make certain that I get wine and beer as parents will stay longer at pick up if there are beverages...
How sad are me and my friends???

7/12/06, 4:01 PM  
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7/12/06, 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely love the fact that you dressed her in a crisp white dress in which to devour her chocolatey cake.


7/12/06, 6:52 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love the Thaila's Mad Lib. Great fun. I wish I'd thought of it. The picture was adorable.

Happy 1st Birthday Thalia.

7/12/06, 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So clever! Beautiful cake! Craving sangria! And such a darling little girl - happy birthday Thalia!

7/12/06, 7:07 PM  
Blogger j.sterling said...

i want some cake! is that wrong?

7/12/06, 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this is a clever idea for thank you notes: Dear [name], thank you so much for the [adjective] [noun]. Thalia will love to [verb] with it. How [adjective] of you to think of us. See you next year!

One note and you're all done. Just hit the xerox machine. ;-)

7/12/06, 7:54 PM  
Blogger Mocha said...

Thalia's a lucky girl.

You're a lucky mom.

Happy Birthday to you both.

7/12/06, 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the birthday was a blast!

7/12/06, 8:52 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Interjections, show excitement or emotion, they're generally set apart from a sentance by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feelings not as strong.

And yes - SUGAR THE BABY UP AND SPIN HER AROUND . Did she give you the "Where the fuck have you been hiding this shit?" look? Emily did.

7/12/06, 9:13 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Dawn, Schoolhouse rock lyrics? Have I told you lately that I love you?

7/12/06, 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most clever post I've ever read. It was doing a Mad Lib in my head the whole time.

7/13/06, 8:21 AM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

Oh Schoolhouse Rock! .... can you imagine how I felt when my two-year old screamed INTERJECTION (thought it sounded more like innertection) at a family party? My in-laws now think she's brilliant. Mmmmm

7/13/06, 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy your cake!

7/13/06, 3:15 PM  
Blogger ms blue said...

That was a fun read. I think I'll go back and insert different fill in the words again and again.

Why do other people's children that are the same age as mine look so much more mature? I may be having a hard time accepting that my girls are getting older.

7/14/06, 12:56 AM  
Blogger Perstephone said...

Thalia's so cute! Happy birthday!

Oh, and the cake looks yum.

7/14/06, 12:11 PM  
Blogger Kelly Wolfe said...

Oh goodie! I love mad libs. This was so fun. Mad Libs for Moms. The concept has got a lot of potential, eh?

Happy birthday. Cute kid. Delish looking cake.


7/14/06, 9:16 PM  

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