EZ puts the finishing touches on the traditional German chocolate cake. Interesting tidbit about German chocolate cake courtesy of Marianne - it's not German at all! Here I was thinking it was some Zwicker family tradition brought over from Deutschland to Ohio and passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. Turns out some American dude by the last name of German came up with the recipe. Wherever it came from, I think EZ perfected it this day. And to add to its lore (for those that don't know), Ginny, Alison and Nidhi baked one helluva German chocolate cake in the dark, early morning hours of 8/9/08, while Elizabeth labored and Chris assisted upstairs. So, it holds a special place in our hearts...and bellies.
Lola and Tommy view the video of clips from Year One, spliced together on the laptop for the party. It's really amazing how much he changed from Day 1 to Day 365.
Whew! That was one heck of a party!
As this post marks Tommy's first year, I want to mention how fun and meaningful this blog has been for me, and hopefully for those of you who have been following it. It's been an incredible ride since we began this journey back in November when we found out we were having a baby. While we knew having a child would change and enrich our lives forever, we could not know that we would be so lucky to have Tommy as that child. He is delightful and happy, and he amazes us everyday with every new thing he learns and does. He is such a bright kid, so quick to smile, as tough as nails, and as sweet as can be. He has us in stitches one minute and at our wit's end the next. It's a beautiful thing, and we could not imagine our lives without him.