the girls birthdays are almost exactly one month from each other. this year, i was really lame and tired.
we decided to "just do cake" for cora's birthday. i ordered a huge cake from a friend, invited all of the people who have been an integral part of cora's first year, and made some simple decorations. no gifts, just hanging out.
it was fun, because there was very little stress. and the cake was yummy.
for bella, i felt like i had to put a little more effort into it, you know, because she knows. but i was still feeling birthday lazy and so we went for an indoor playground with her 5 closest friends.
for the lack of effort i put into it, it was a hit.
i made their "chalkboards" and now they are hanging in their rooms. and i love it. i hope it isn't awkward when bella is 15 and i am still making these for her.