Chloé, it feels like it was only yesterday that you were taking your very first peek at the world. How can you possibly already be one???
And just yesterday that Logan was meeting his baby sister for the very first time:
And now, you've turned turned into a beautiful one year old. It takes my breath away on a regular basis just how quickly you have turned into a real little person.
Not a baby anymore.
But a real little person.
It all happened right in front of me. And yet, somehow, I often feel like I've somehow missed the transformation.
But somehow, you're now one.
And makes me feel old ;)
So, of course, we had to have a big party to celebrate. I scoured Pinterest to get ideas for decorations.
Heather came over before the party to teach me how to make these beautiful poms. (You can also use this youtube tutorial here, if you are inspired by these).
I made a collage of photos from Chloé's first year:
And recruited Ash and Eric to make this balloon banner that I had intended to make, but never quite got around to doing. Who would have ever thought that my Uncle Rob is such a master balloon blower-upper?
Maddy particularly loved these:
For lunch, we served some sausages along with orzo salad, a lentil salad that I will post shortly, Willie's guacamole and some delicious sangria. And Logan got right up there into the chips as quickly as he could:
And of course, what first birthday would be complete without shooters? Milk shooters, that is. (Well, I served chocolate milk shots, since we're dairy free). And Armarula ones for the non-dairy free adults. Got the idea for these nifty shot glasses here.
And clearly, every one year old needs a cake. Unfortunately, I tested a few gluten-free cakes, and just couldn't find one that would hold up under fondant. So I decided to make a cake pop cake instead. I'll post a tutorial on this shortly.
Chloé enjoyed a sunbutter frosted cupcake instead.
Plus, half of another one.
A huge thanks to all who made it to the party, particularly everyone who traveled down from Toronto. We're so happy that you could be part of this special day with us. And Scott, you were with us in spirit.
Thanks also for all of the wonderful gifts.
I am immensely blessed to have both of my children and all of the joy that they bring to our lives.
We love you babykins. Happy birthday!
And on that note, I will leave you with more of my favourite shots from the photos we had done for Chloé's birthday.