Roscoe and Eloise

November 23rd

Meggie, Roscoe, Scott

My friends Meghann and Scott were in town this weekend to celebrate their son Roscoe’s first birthday. Any excuse I can get to spend with Meg’s family — the Brennans — I take. They are such a fun, down to earth group and there is always a cornucopia of food and booze.

More icing than you can imagine

Digging in

The Cake!

Roscoe, in all of his cookie monster cake excitement, was also spoiled with gifts. Meg put together a beautiful collection of photos from the last year that she put to music on a DVD. It was a party-stopper. The rest of us brought silly things, like a Wee Wonderfuls fleece bunny:


Bunny tail

This celebration was doubly special because Meg’s younger sister Katie is expecting her first babe with her hubby Henry. Their little girl — Eloise — will be here mid-March. The entire Irish clan has their green fingers crossed for a St. Patty’s day birth. Of course, being the pseudo-African in the room, I brought a little ethnic flare to celebrate the kid — a fleece and Mozambican capulana taggie blanket.

Ribbons for a new babe

Tag Blanket, inside African flare

I know these blankets are worthwhile because the last one I gave away went to Katie, whose mother sent me the following photo as proof:


If I ever needed a spokesmodel, I think I just found the perfect babe.


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18 Responses

  1. That cake is too cute!

    I love the taggie blanket.

  2. Years ago my cousin had a Cookie Monster birthday cake. All the tots had blue pee that night and my aunt freaked out!

  3. This is the cutest baby ever! And he/she certainly looks comfy in ther blankie.
    Good job Kelli!

  4. That is the cutest cake!
    Beautiful fabric on the taggie.
    Your life sure is full of wonderful people. And babies everywhere!

  5. How adorable! The cake, the blankie, the babies!

  6. Way too much sweetness in this post! 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh, that cake is amazing..
    And the babies..adorable!!

  8. Look at all that blue icing! What a sweet picture of the baby with the blanket!

  9. Love the Cookie Monster Cke. The mouth stuffed with cookies is just to fun! The wee ones are adorbale and the tag blanket is gorgeous. The love, fun and celebration jumped from your post.

  10. That cake is AWESOME!
    And yes you do have the perfect spokesmodel.

  11. Awww, what a sweet baby! That cake is so cute, too. Glad it was a great day.

  12. Oh my God! look at that sleeping beauty, absolutely heartbreaking!

  13. Now THAT is what I call a birthday cake!

  14. Cute bunny! And, those blankets are awesome Kel. You are so talented.

  15. I want to gobble up that sweet frosting and then wrap myself in a blankie.

    Cuteness abounds!

  16. What a doll. Not many babies do the “behind the head” thing. Definately looks very comfortable and content in that wonderfully soft blanket.

    Funny that they had a cookie monster cake. For my son’s first birthday, I’d gotten him a cookie monster cupcake that looked a lot like the cake. He enjoyed every bite too.