For all of you older folks (like me!) who didn't do the smash-cake thing with our children (I gave mine a slice, but not a whole cake...seems like a waste of perfectly good cake and icing, but what do I know?....), the idea is that you give the baby their own small birthday cake and let them go at it.
It's a messy proposition (times TWO, in this case), so Dana took them outside on a beautiful fall day. Kassie and Kelsey weren't quite sure what to do...Dana tried coaxing them with a taste of frosting.
Kelsey is our on-the-move girl, and she wasn't content just sitting there eating icing.
After a few minutes, Kelsey was over the cake and off to explore...
...leaving her sister Kassie behind on the blanket to wallow in the cake.
Gran-Gran couldn't resist getting in on the action.
This much action is not for the faint of heart!
A sweet, sweet time celebrating their first birthdays,....
...our smash-cake beauties.