May 9, 2012

Emilu's first birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Emilu's first birthday.  It was to be a Spring fete in the cozy yard of my family's home in Miami, but instead we ended up indoors due to a severe rain and thunder storm that flooded the streets for several hours.  But it turned out well, we enjoyed ourselves and it became a more intimate get together. 

She was very shy at the start of it, waking up from a long afternoon nap.  But then she got to play with my in-laws and her cousins.  We prepared appetizers and small plated dishes, which included Argentian empanadas, mediterranean salad, hummus and casava, peppered cheese mini sandwiches and a lorraine quiche.  The cake was prepared by a Dominican baker.  It was a vanilla/almond cake with hazelnut and vanilla frosting and a creme filling. Very yummy!  Emilu had cake for the first time, and she of course, loved it.  We are so grateful for a healthy and vibrant one year old in our lives.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to Emilu! Looks like a wonderful party. Gorgeous food and decor!