Today, we had a low-key family celebration in honor of James’s first birthday, and boy, did he LOVE it! Aunt Lou made a giraffe cake for all of the adults to eat (I know, right? A giraffe cake!!! AND it tasted amazing, with its salted-caramel frosting over dark chocolatey deliciousness…I may or may not be eating my third slice of the day, even as I type this…), and I made a miniature layer cake for him to smash/eat. Not surprisingly, he is a cake fan. I was holding the cake, so I don’t have pictures of that part, yet; I’ll post them when they arrive in my email inbox.
James received some fun toys (thank you, everyone!) and basically had a one-year-old’s equivalent of a trip to Six Flags. Oh, man. We are going to have FUN with this stuff in the months to come! He wanted to play with everything rightthisveryminute.
So, especially for our family members who couldn’t make it, here are some pictures from the party:
More cake and party hat pictures to come, when I have them, but for now: this mama is TIRED. And to our wonderful family—we loved getting to see and talk to you all today. Thank you for the calls and visits, and for thinking of James on his birthday. He’s not old enough to appreciate it yet, but we sure do, and we’re so grateful for family like you. Much love. ❤