Yesterday was my grandson's first birthday! How is that possible - seems like yesterday we were awaiting his arrival. He celebrated with a party on Saturday - 26 adults and 18 children, 7 of which were under a year. It's been a long time since I've been in that kind of crowd. Needless to say, it was tiring and chaotic, but a great party and he enjoyed himself tremendously.
His mom, Kelly, outdid herself decorating, cooking and baking. The theme was "Monster Bash" and she made a large monster cake for everyone and a little monster "smash" cake for Carl. She was hoping for the messy-cake-eating photo op and Carl didn't disappoint her.
He had never had sugar or cake before so he was tentative at first, but after the first taste of frosting, he went to town.
This wasn't even the final result. By the time he was finished, his entire face was blue and he was deposited directly into the bathtub!
We were happy to be able to be there for his special day and, in addition, his Aunt Dana and cousin Drew came in from Albuquerque to help celebrate. It was fun to see them interact together.
It's hard to believe that in July we will be celebrating Drew's first birthday too!