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.