Talmage's first birthday party was a smashing hit! We had good friends, good food, and rockin decorations :)
(all the husbands were outside grillin and chatting)
We had a BBQ chicken lunch with some yummy sides. Allow me to share!
First, this punch is the most delicious I've ever had.
This is my mom's macaroni salad that always reminds me of summer and picnics. It is always good and even better as leftovers.
and because we did primary colors for the party, I also served up a big bowl of coordinating colorful fruit :)
Talmage was pretty spoiled with birthday presents... his grandma got him a swim outfit and awesome church shirt (also a onesie!), which he rocked today at church! my little stud!
At some point Jonathan tried to re-attach Talmage's party hat...the elastic string accidentally snapped on his wee nose and he was NOT happy...hahaha.
After re-situating in Mommy's lap, tears mostly gone, he opened some more fun presents!
and from Mom & Dad he got lots of clothes, socks, a "magic writer",bath toys, and these awesome blocks.
We also made him some fleece blankets :)
After the party was over and the birthday boy had a nice long nap, we presented him with his very own birthday cake. He was a little wary at first but once he had that frosting on his lips he just went to town on it!
And that was it! I had all this built-up stress about his birthday...the anxiety of him growing a year old and not being a baby anymore kept eating away at me. But I realized at the end of the day that he was still just a silly little boy who always puts a smile on my face. He will continue to be happy and healthy, and that's what is important. I love you, Talmage! (even if you do poop in the clean bath water that was *supposed* to cleanse you of cake crumbles...)