Elysa Officially turned 1 August 18! We had a fun birthday party for her. We went to Willow Park, because she loves monkeys so much, with the whole family. After we went through the zoo we went and had Elysa's Curious George monkey party. We had banana splits and I made 2 monkey cakes... yeah you'll have to see them I surprised myself .. I had gone everywhere and all the bakers in town must have been in either a bad mood or at a cake cooking convention cause they were either really rude ( one just walked right past me and disappeared when I said "excuse me" ) and the others were just missing in action and no one knew where they were sooooo I had to resort to making my own cakes.
After cake and banana splits we knocked down the pinata.. we spray painted a sombrero yellow so that it would be a yellow hat for "the man in the yellow hat" haha.. it turned out cute.
Then we opened presents. Elysa got a little tykes laptop ( cause she always wants mommy's) some cute curious george books, clothes, a toy box ( which I painted myself ) and a little walk and roll bike/stroller. She has been using the walker side and after the first day she is now officially a walker! She walks everywhere now and can carry things around and walk at the same time too. Of course at times when she just can't get there fast enough she'll use her "monkey crawl" but for the most part it is all walking now.. what a big girl!
It was a fun day that brought a tear to my eye.... my little girl is growing up way to fast!