today we had our first birthday celebration of the year. The children heard the birthday story (a variation of this one), the birthday child lit her candles and we sang to her. We shared a snack prepared by the birthday girl and her mama and after she opened her gift each child got a turn to hold it and say a special wish to her.
I made her a little gnome girl (pattern here), and a wool heart pocket necklace so she can carry her around.
She was quite pleased with her new doll.