Last week we celebrated my favorite one year old's birthday. We didn't have any elaborate party planned, but we wanted to make it a special day. He woke up to balloons in his crib and an intimate brunch at our home with close family. We sang "Happy Birthday" about 100 times that morning, opened a dozen presents, played with all of his new toys, and then ended up at the Doctor's office in the afternoon because I had a sneaking suspicion that the little man had a bad ear infection and I didn't want to put off getting it checked out. I didn't pull out the real camera for some reason, but here are some of my favorite iphone shots from the day.
^^^My Mother-In-Law has made every single one of Holden's birthday cakes and we are lucky enough to continue the tradition with Gray. We try not to let our children eat sugar (or at least not very much of it). It's on a rare occasion that they get sweets and we weren't so sure that we wanted to introduce Gray to sugar yet or at least not an entire cake load of it. So just as she did for Holden's first birthday, my MIL made a sugar-free cake (banana and applesauce) covered with an apple juice and cream cheese icing.
^^^As you can see, Gray loved it!
^^^And so did his big brother ;)