1st Birthday Party

We had a party with my family for Jayce’s 1st birthday last weekend and it turned out great! It was so nice to visit with everyone, most of whom we hadn’t seen since around Thanksgiving, and celebrate with them.
The only hiccup for the day was that I had tried to put Jayce down for a slightly early nap before the party and he wasn’t at all interested, so when the party started Jayce was about 30 minutes overdue for a nap. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but my baby loves his naps and still takes 2-3 a day, so when nap time arrives he is typically one tired kid. Luckily, even without any rest, he was still a trooper, smiling, charming and visiting with everyone. He was just a lot more mellow than usual.

As you’d expect from a birthday party, he got lots of really fun things, many of which I will be attempting to convince him are just as exciting without the sounds. He had a ton of fun playing with his cousins and on their swing set, and his variety of toys.
But of course the highlight of any 1st birthday party is the birthday boy diving into the cake. I thought this deserved it’s own post, but here is a small preview.
Also our lovely decorations, with the help of my sister. The theme (you’re supposed to have one of those, right?), was obviously “1” and “blue/stars,” and we were pretty happy with it.

It was a really fun time and the birthday boy fell asleep as soon as we buckled him into his car seat to go home, 3 1/2 hours past nap time!