It is always challenging to celebrate special birthdays and holidays while being so far from family. I knew that Madeline's birthday would be the first celebration in Oxford and wanted to not only make it special for her but also try to include all of our wonderful family that obviously couldn't be here with us. They all went out of their way to send presents and cards and even get up at the crack of dawn to talk to her on Skype. Thank you to all of our family for everything - she loved every second!
We, of course, also had a birthday cake and she now thinks that if she goes around saying "happy cake" she gets to eat cake! yesterday, she gave Ellie (her favorite stuffed animal - a monkey) a plate from her tea set and said "happy cake Ellie" and pretended to blow out the candles. So sweet!!
I promised all of the grandparents that I would put up more birthday videos. If you are not a grandparent you will have to excuse the complete overload of cuteness!