Thursday Reagan turned one year old!! To celebrate we started by going to a cupcakery to pick out some extra special birthday cupcakes for her to smash later that evening!!
There were lots of yummy flavors to choose from, but Reagan kept pointing to the one with a Christmas tree on top. Reagan has loved Christmas trees (and their decorations) this entire trip, so with her birthday being so close to Christmas it seemed appropriate. Yet, it was strawberry flavored and Reagan has never been a huge strawberry fan. Thus to make sure there was something she’d like, Daddy and I went ahead and picked out three other cupcakes as back-ups… or *possibly* for Mommy and Daddy to eat! We ended up with mint, cookies-n-cream, and chocolate chocolate cupcakes along with Reagan’s strawberry/Christmas tree cupcake.
After picking out cupcakes and Mommy indulging in her first real macaroon, chocolate of course, we went out for breakfast and then to the Gulf Breeze Zoo! We’d already been to the zoo last Sunday, but we all had such a good time and especially Reagan that it seemed fitting to take her again for her birthday!
This time we also did something extra that we didn’t do last time, we visited the Budgie House! Budgies are basically parakeets and these were trained pretty well to go after the sticks of food we bought to give them! Reagan liked looking at them, but didn’t like it when they were on her hand very much!
We had a great time at the zoo and really enjoyed getting up close with some of the animals. It was really cute to see how excited Reagan would get for all of the animals.
The zoo wore Reagan out and she slept most the way from the zoo, back into the condo, and then a while at home! Once she woke up it was time for some dinner, opening presents, and then some birthday cupcakes!! We opened presents first since we realized that after cupcakes it would be immediately time for a bath!
After presents, it was officially time for birthday cupcakes!! We got Reagan’s strawberry Christmas tree cupcake ready (the strawberry was under the Christmas tree) and let Reagan have at it!!
Reagan’s birthday cupcake was a stunning success in messiness! Reagan had a great time smearing her cupcake and frosting all over everything. And yes, I mean everything! We didn’t have a highchair for her in the condo, so Reagan was free to wander as she enjoyed her cupcake!
Mommy and Daddy also enjoyed some birthday cupcakes! The mint wasn’t that great so we gave it to Reagan to destroy, but the other two were very very yummy!!
As soon as we were done with the cupcakes we took Reagan straight to the shower! She was covered in frosting and needed sprayed down! We then let her play in the bathtub while we washed her clothes so they wouldn’t stain!!
Our time in Florida and the condo was quickly coming to close and we spent the rest of the evening packing and getting things together so we could leave as early as possible in the morning. Overall it was a great day and a wonderful first birthday for Reagan!!