It didn't turn out the way I had planned and dreamed. We spent the majority of her big day at my grandfather's funeral. But we did start the morning out with a little something special for her.
We were at my parents' house since we were having the funeral that day, so one good thing was that they got to see her on her birthday. I made "birthday muffins" (a family tradition) for her that morning. These are just blueberry/strawberry muffins with a candle.
Addison was serenaded with the birthday song by everyone. She wasn't sure what to do with the candle, so big sister Audrey helped blow it out for her. Once the candle was out, Addison snatched the whole muffin up and stuffed it into her mouth. Everyone got a kick out of that.
It was a special day, filled with many mixed emotions.