There were days I never thought I'd make it to post about this...Baby Knives' first birthday. We did it. We survived our first year of parenting. We had a lot of ups and downs, quite a few tears, but so many precious memories. It's hard to imagine our life without our little bug and we had a blast celebrating her birthday.
On her actual birthday we had a special dinner with just the three of us and she enjoyed (read: smooshed) her very first cupcake. We opened gifts from family and friends who live out of state and out of the country and laughed at Baby Knives' unabashed love of eating wrapping paper!
We had a party with family and friends this past weekend, mostly to celebrate that we all survived Baby Knives' first year! She loves Sesame Street so we went with that theme. Didn't go nuts, I'm not a Pinterest-crazy parent, but had a few decorations and made Elmo and Cookie Monster cupcakes for fun. The kids played in the pool, with squirtguns, sidewalk chalk and bubbles - all in all it was a great time and wore all of the little ones out so they took great naps in the late afternoon. As a parent, what more could you ask for?
Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us and helped make Baby Knives' first birthday really special and a lot of fun...here's to what the next year brings!