The babies (well... babies no longer!) gather around the cupcakes and clap along while we sing the birthday song.
Some are mesmerized by the flickering flames on the candles. Natalie is busy clutching her cranberries and looking around at all the crazy adults whispering the birthday song.
Then we blow out the candles. Natalie tried, but the wind she generated only blew out about 1 cm past her mouth.
Time to eat! This is Natalie's very first bite of cupcake + FROSTING.
The first words out of her mouth were... "That's yum-meeeeeeeEEEE!!!" Her eyes were super wide and her eyebrows high. It was a new revelation for her. It is probably now her favourite food and will be until she's 90.
Here she is enthusiastically taking another BIG bite of cupcake.