Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sandy

Sandy is 1 year old today.

We started out the morning with a tradition* I read about online. We put several objects in front of her. The idea is that the item she chooses foretells what she will be good at.

Bill recorded her picking, but I can't find the cord to hook the camcorder up to the computer. So, I'll come back and post the video. In the meantime, what do you think she picked? The choices were:

A computer keyboard, representing aptitude with computers and technology.

A potato representing food or farming.

A book representing success in academics and a love of reading.

A toy drum representing musical skill.

A $10 bill representing wealth.

A ball representing athletic skill.

Then we had a breakfast of pink pancakes (you can make colored pancakes by adding a few drops of food coloring to the batter).

We put a candle in a stack of mini pancakes for Sandy and sang Happy Birthday. (It was harder to get the candle through the pancakes than I would have guessed. I ended up pushing a toothpick through the top two pancakes and then threading the candle through one by one.)

Happy Birthday, Sandy! We love you!

*I first heard about this tradition in a conference talk given by L. Tom Perry in the October 1991 conference. I thought it would be fun and so I searched online and found several ideas of things to include.


Jessica Bair said...

The love those. That's my guess! Happy Birthday!

HeRoosSheRoos said...

Happy Birthday cute girl!

Megan said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes and the guess! I uploaded the video of Sandy picking today. She chose the book.

TheIcePixy said...

That's so funny that you used pancakes for her actual birthday! Jake and I did that for Lilly's first as well, because we knew we'd have real cake at her party anyway, but we wanted her to blow out a candle and everything on the actual day. What a cute idea to make them pink! We actually just covered ours with chocolate frosting to celebrate that she could finally have chocolate after turning a year old. I wish i knew where the video of that is. It was pretty funny to see her dive into chocolate for the firs time.

Megan said...

Yum, chocolate frosted pancakes sound good Julie!

Crystal said...

What a great idea! My kids all love pancakes!