Prepare for the onslaught of birthday party pictures from yesterday! It was an absolutely wonderful day of friends, family, and yummy food. Thank you to everyone who came and made C's day so special!
Smash cake time!
I kept hearing about how babies don't really go after their cake on their 1st birthday and mostly play with it. Obviously, these people had never seen my child eat. He doesn't joke around.
Fortunately, we had made another, non-smashed cake for the adults to enjoy. It took my sister and I about six hours to bake and decorate (I really should have bought more than one set of baking pans!), but we were beaming with pride when it was done!
C even loved opening presents! He did so well despite missing his afternoon nap. *whew*
This birthday stuff is hard! Needless to say, after cake and presents, C crashed and took a 2 hour nap. The hysterical part was that when he woke up he had a renewed surprise and excitement over his toys and spent hours crawling around the living room playing with them.
My birthday wish for you, my little boy, is happiness. May you always see the beauty in life and continue to bring joy to everyone you meet. As you get older, may the world never dampen your high spirit and huge smile. You are so special to me, Charlie. There are no words to express how blessed I feel to have you in my life. <3