Stephen’s 1! (And has been for a week. What my sister-in-law Amy says is true…You know you’re a first born when a) Mommy doesn’t mention your birthday yet on facebook and b) Your mom hasn’t posted pictures of your cake smash(es) yet, c) Your mom hasn’t blogged about your birthday yet and d) Well, lots of other things.)
But…he’s 1! And he got 2 birthday parties to prove – one with each side of the family in each of the 2 cities that they live in. This is the first time that we’ve a) hosted a birthday party and b) hosted many people at our new-to-us-but-still-got-it-a-year-ago house.
BUT…here’s some pictures to prove that it happened.
Our party in Columbus with Jeff’s side of the family:
Our party in Omaha with my side of the family:
It’s hard shopping for a 1 year old who already has lot of toys, plenty of clothes AND is getting things from other family members. Stephen will often throw himself onto pillows and blankets that are lying around, so Jeff had the idea of making a big pillow just for him. So I made one real quick with some super soft fleece and I think it was a hit! (And not just with him — the other kids liked it too!)
His 12-month-old scrapbook page:
And a recent family picture (pre-cake smashes):