You know, 6 months ago, anyway. Somehow I never blogged about it, and I’m feeling a blogging block right now, so I’m just going to post the pictures from his 1st birthday party that I always wanted to post but for some reason never did. Better late then never!!
The first present Michael opened. Lily was very willing to help, but we managed to hold her back.
Cars! This kid got lots of cars for his birthday, and he loved them all. Still does!
We had a party the Saturday after his birthday. I really wanted it outside and since we were still in the condo at that point, Stephanie let my crash her place! We had it in her backyard and it was awesome. Actually, I only went to the last half of it because I had been feeling pretty under the weather that day, but fortunately I started to feel better just in time to watch my little guy blow out his candle on his first cake.
At the party we played Guess how old Michael is in Each Picture. I was pretty proud of myself for my picture choices, almost everybody was really stumped. Ashlyn won by a pretty fair margin.
My parents brought their ball pit, and it was easily the kids’ favorite part of the party. All the kids were in and out of it all morning.
The cake! Polka dot was the theme of the party – I had a lot of fun making the cake to match.
Ready and waiting…
Tentative at first, Michael went straight for the candy circles.
It didn’t take him too long to dig in though! Obviously, he loved it!
Little kids sure know how to enjoy themselves, don’t they?
Mmmmm. Washing it all down with a cold sippy of milk. He wasn’t so happy a minute later though when we were trying to clean him up!
While Michael chowed down on his piece, we had cupcakes and the rest of the cake for everyone else. I love watching little kids eat cupcakes. It always makes them so happy.
After that it was present time and then nap time. I’m pretty sure Michael fell asleep on the car ride home. Everything was lots of fun, and we all had such a good time celebrating our little guy turn one. And now he’s almost a year and a half!! I love watching my kids grow, but sometimes it happens too fast.
He’s too cute.