for her birthday, I made an applesauce cake thanks to a recipe from my friend Martha, complete with cream cheese frosting. Nina took her piece quite calmly and happily and proceeded to lick all the frosting off the top.
I'm now obsessed with getting our home a bit more organized and baby-friendly -- my mom pointed out that it would be helpful to have a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs, so a few dollars and amazon clicks later, we do! my mom was right. more soon, but someone just woke up from her nap.