I instantly fell in love with the colours on the mood board for the August challenge over at Scrap the Girls.
And I knew exactly which pictures I wanted to choose from & this month I was spot on (for a change lol).
When my niece was approaching her 1st birthday my SIL wanted to do a cake smash & use the pictures for the birthday party invites.
I've never done a cake smash (also never had a baby shower...fyi) but I'm always more than happy to take photos. So we set about getting organised & the cake smash gave my SIL the opportunity to have a test run with making the birthday cake.
My SIL had chosen a ladybug theme for the party & this included a costume for my niece to wear.
On the day everything was going great. It took my niece a little while to understand that she was allowed to touch the cake but that was fine with me as I snapped off a heap of amazing photos of her.
Memories to treasure.
Then she got into the cake...
Can I just say that nowhere during the planning stages did ANYone pipe up with a thought about what a RED ladybug cake might look like once it got smashed by an almost 1 year old....
It was like a scene from The Walking Dead.
It certainly hadn't occurred to ME...I've never done a cake smash before! LOL
So the picture I chose for this layout is before things got really really gross, because I promised my SIL the other ones would never see the light of day...EVER...
And all I can think of when I see the pictures from that day is the meme of the baby covered in blue...goo...pulling a cranky face & the caption "BRING ME ANOTHER SMURF!!"