My littlest vegan baby turned one a few days ago! It seems like only yesterday that she was born, and yet I can’t imagine life without her. I feel like she was meant to be in our lives, and her big brothers love having a sister more than anything. Recently Rian said, “we are so lucky to have her”, and I couldn’t agree more. It has been the best year ever.
She is turning into such a proper little toddler already. I haven’t weighed her in a while but she is huge, she can almost walk (she takes a few steps), she can say a few simple words (like Batman) and nod and shake her head to say yes or no, she loves playing with her brothers, giving us hugs and kisses, and generally being adorable! She’s such a happy and contented baby and I feel so lucky to have three amazing kids.
For her cake I made (my favourite) Turkish Delight Cake from the Ms Cupcake book The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town (read my review of it here). It’s a chocolate and rose flavoured cake with rose and vanilla “buttercream” icing. I made it into a butterfly shape and added sprinkles! I had to ice the cake in a hurry while trying to look after three kids, but it was really delicious, and all the kids loved it too.
Síofra really, really loved the cake! It makes me so happy to be able to make them really yummy cakes for every birthday, holiday, or any excuse I can get. I never want them to feel deprived because of being vegan, and I don’t think that will ever happen!
Other than having cake and giving her presents, we just had a quiet day, visited family and spent time together celebrating with Síofra. We have such lovely days with her every day and I love being her mommy. I can’t even describe how proud and lucky I feel.