we made sure to start the celebration the weekend before her birthday since daddy wouldn't be around for her actual birthday. aaron and i figured out that lani wanted thai food for her birthday meal so we went out to a thai restaurant (we have these special skills that tell us exactly what our kids are thinking, no matter how old they are).
after a full tummy, the birthday girl got to open her present from us. nothing beats a vintage baby book (it was such a great find!).
big sister also made her a little gift basket full pretty, hand-colored, choke-able, little rocks. perfect for baby!
and i think she thoroughly enjoyed her brownie.