Sweet, sweet Peanut is now 1. So much joy has come with the addition of her to our family. It's not hard to see why.
In the past we have given our kids their birthday cake at a party, but they have always frozen up at the sight of everyone staring at them. This time I gave baby her cupcake in the backyard and stood at a distance with my camera. She had an absolute ball and the sugar overload didn't effect bedtime.
That evening we had a few friends over for a dessert pink puppy party. It was going to be super simple, but once I get going on a theme, it's hard for me to hold back. The kids even joined in by turning the adopt a puppy station into a three step process of picking a collar, leash, and name for your puppy, as well. They also set up dog bowling (using a stuffed dog as the ball) and dog song freeze dance for games. Who needs pinterest when you have creative kids?
When it came time for presents, Peanut quickly caught on to pulling tissue paper of out bags to find a treasure and my ever-clever mom wrapped Peanut's gifts in tissue paper so she could unwrap them easily.
Peanut, we hope you know that you are so very loved and cherished in our family. Happy 1st Birthday!