Hi everyone! Mum and Dad are letting me stay up past my bedtime tonight to tell you all about my birthday party. My actual birthday isn’t until Tuesday, but we celebrated on Saturday to make sure as much of my family as possible could be here. What a great day! I’ll let Mum tell you all about it with her words in a day or two, but they said I could show you all of my favourite pictures from the day. They said people like “picture posts” on Monday mornings. Hope you enjoy!
When I woke up in the morning and I was wearing Batman pyjamas, I knew it was going to be a good day.
When Daddy got me out of my bed and brought me into the living room, I saw tons of balloons and streamers and this awesome sign in the window.
I Am One. I am ready for this "birthday" business.
Birthdays have presents. This present is from Grannie. It's full of clothes.
Mum told me to always keep the gift receipt when getting clothes.
Auntie Kim gave me this pretty carousel snow globe. Mum and Dad say it's a "nice thing" and they put it on a shelf in my room to keep it safe.
It was the craziest thing! They just kept passing me presents to open. Here I am with another one for me! This one was a great wooden train set that I can stack and put together myself! Thanks Great-Gran and Great-Granddad!
The ribbons and the paper as as good as the present. This awesome ribbon came from Grannie.
The toys just keep on coming! This birthday thing is awesome!
Daddy bought me my first Leafs jersey. I can't wait for October when we can curl up on the couch and watch the games in matching outfits.
Uncle Jack and Aunt Sandra gave me this awesome elephant. He jingles and crinkles and makes me smile. I think I shall call him Mr Blue.
Mum and I stop for a rest and stretch before the next phase of the party begins.
My auntiecousin Angela took this picture of me chomping away on Mr Blue. He's a really cool toy!
This is the face I made when they sang Happy Birthday to me.
Hm. A raspberry on top of a delightfully chocolate cake. I think I just might.
Oh, yes. This cake thing might be alright.
I was trying to keep myself clean and not get messy, but Mum and Dad told me to go crazy. They wanted me to get cake all over my dress! Birthdays are awesome!
I look pretty good covered in chocolate, if I do say so myself.
Nobody told me it was going to be sticky, though.
Mmmmm I love cake!!
As fun as it is to smash cakes, it's not always fun to be messy and sticky. I started to lose interest in the chocolate after about twenty minutes. My headband looked neat.
I decided that it was a good idea to lie down in the cake. Seemed perfectly smart at the time.
Daddy helps me get me out of my icky dress after I was done destroying my cake. It sure was fun.
Mum helps clean me up. She says chocolate tastes the best when licked off of baby skin.
I get that I'm cute and I know I needed to be cleaned up, but I don't understand why they always have a camera on me when I'm naked in the tub. I'll bet they're stockpiling embarrassing pictures of me for my wedding day.
All the grown-ups gave me a few minutes to myself while they cleaned up the mess and ate the parts of the cake I didn't destroy. I hung out and talked to Mr Blue. I like Mr Blue.
After all the excitement, I was happy to just hang out in my exersaucer for a while and watch the action. As fun as they are, birthdays are exhausting.
This is one of my favourite pictures from the day. I love my mum and dad so much.
As you can see, we had such a good time! If that’s birthdays, then I want every day to be my birthday! As Mum tucked me in to bed on Saturday night, she kissed me and rambled on about how far we’ve come in a year and how crazy it is to think that I’m a whole year old already. I don’t know what the fuss is all about but she said that first birthdays are the most special and that mine is extra special because this time last year, we had no idea if I’d ever see a first birthday. Mum says I’m going to get to have a whole bunch more birthdays. I can’t wait!