04 February 2013

Baby Cakes

I always find a reason to overindulge and not eat healthy and today is certainly no exception. I mean come on, my child is now 14 months old, why shouldn't I celebrate that by making a batch of cupcakes and shoving them into my face? I'm just being a good, loving mother by doing so.

Natalie is a really good baby and has been less of a picky eater recently, plus she's the "birthday" girl so I let her have a cupcake too.

I decorated the cupcakes with toppers shaped like cupcakes (seems a little redundant, doesn't it?) and she used it as a spoon to scoop up frosting. It made her so happy. She was smiling and kept looking at me like, "Is this really okay, Mom?"

Her face full of delight was well worth the mess I had to clean up afterwards.

Here are some little things she's been doing lately:

-She stopped saying "Da-da" and now just says "Dad," but it comes out sounding more like "Dat".

-She covers her eyes with her palms facing outward and then peeks out and yells "map!" I don't know what "map" means but I think it's her way of saying "boo".

-She asks me to dance when I have on music. She'll point to the T.V. (when I have it on the music channels that play music 24/7) and she'll asked for "more". When I ask her if she wants to dance she nods her head "yes" very enthusiastically.

-She's been doing this for about a month, but she loves spinning herself around in circles until she almost falls down.

-I'm totally jinxing this by saying it, but bedtime has gotten so much easier and less stressful. For the past three or so weeks she's been going to sleep pretty easily and at a reasonable hour. She's taking a really long nap right now though, so I already know tonight is going to be a bit of a struggle.

-She will always hug you if you're laying down. It's so sweet and she can be so affectionate.

-She walks/limps on her tipy toes from time to time.

-If you ask her what a cow says she goes, "mooo!" For a frog she sticks her tongue in and out of her mouth (like she's catching flies) and for monkey she'll say, "ahhh!"

I ran out of heart wrappers so one had to be blue. 

"A cupcake? For me?" 

Sugar rush! 


13 Thoughts :

Megan February 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM  

happy 14 months Natalie!

Tell Natalie she is too young to be saying Dad or "dat" instead of daddy. Doesn't she know that's not allowed until maybe 5??? haha.

Those cupcakes look yummy. And you were being a good mom, you can't let her eat alone.

And I'll make you feel better and let you know that I had fast food twice yesterday. The first time was for breakfast so that doesn't count....right???

Kelly February 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM  

Look at that beautiful girl and her cupcake. Happy 14 months sweetie! B turns 16 months the day before Valentine's Day. I think I will make her a cupcake. This is the month of love...and sweets, right?

Also, I am glad bed time has gotten easier..definitely hoping it stays that way.

noel bressler February 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM  

How sweeeeet she is!! Tell me, do you celebrate every month? Or is 14 months a big to-do that my first time mommyness hasn't yet figured out? lol... it's so amazing the different things that kids learn. Raegan has gone from saying dada to dadddy...but refuses to say a simple one syllable word like please...though she's also said "donald" for donald duck and "diaper". And she'll say a few new words multiple times one day and then not say them again (no matter how much you plead) for a week or better!!

But...she now says "hockey" and I couldn't be more proud! :))

and I am with you, my heart melts when she's affectionate out of the blue!

Sean Marie February 4, 2013 at 11:56 PM  

Wow, Raegan is one smart cookie! She knows bigger words at a year than Natalie does now.

I definitely didn't celebrate every month and once we're past a certain point I'm sure I'll forget all about the day of the month and "how old she's turning" but for now I like to do a little something or at least acknowledge the day. :)

Stephanie February 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM  

She sure looks proud eating that cupcake of hers! How sweet that she gives you a hug when you are laying down. Hugs and kisses are the best! These things that she's up to will be great to look back on one day and picture in your mind. They change so fast, and just when one thing is their favorite, they have moved on to the next favorite.

Jessica February 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

What a cutie! She definitely deserves cupcakes ;)

Krista February 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM  

Look at that cute face! How could you not get mommy points for making those cupcakes? :)

I love the little "made up" words that little ones make in place of other words, its so darn cute. My boys still mispronounce some words and I secretly love it though I know I need to teach them to say it the right way.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls February 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM  

Oh that face! I would bake cupcakes every day to get the face she's making in the last picture. She just looks perfectly content, which is pretty much how I feel after a cupcake too.

ana February 6, 2013 at 12:36 AM  

Awww such a little cutie! ...definitely worth cleaning up cupcake mess! :)

Shannon February 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM  

She's so cute! I love that she wants to dance to the music on the t.v. Hunter has become obsessed with turning the clock radio on the nightstands on and as soon as the music comes on he dances. So cute!

kc @ genxfinance February 7, 2013 at 7:11 AM  

Would you look at that. That much happiness in Natalie's face can melt anyone's heart. Happy 14th month baby girl. :)

henning love February 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM  

your daughter is just the cutest, i love she will sa moo and then stick her tongue when asked about a frog that is too darling

Jazz February 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM  

Ahhh Natalie looks gorgeous on these photos! Not that she doesn't normally but she looks soo so sweet on these! Now I'm starting to sound a little creepy.
...And those cakes look heavenly.