Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Let Him Eat Cake

We celebrated big boy's first birthday this past weekend with cake and company. Paddy boy didn't realize he had so many friends. =) He was in high spirits the whole day. He ate his cake, he opened his presents, he took no nap... it was his birthday on his terms.    Seems fitting.
After all sister's Paddy's friends left, we put him down for his afternoon nap.  About thirty minutes later, we observed him squirming around, making all sorts of "Come get me!" noises.  So we came and got him, festooned his crib and took some pictures of our no-nappin' birthday boy.

The cake didn't smash up as planned, though.  That marzipan just doesn't give like buttercream.  Still tastes good, though.

Birthday boy and his guests.

He kept looking at me with this face & I'm fairly certain he was asking "You ok with this, lady?"  Cute boy.

cakes, favors, presents, the boy

Big sis was a big help with decorating and making the party bags.  It may not look it from this picture, but she did hang up his birthday banner and stuff favors into goodie bags.  She was a big help.

He was still wondering what to do about that cake, bless him.

But he knew just what to do about the presents!

The favorite present was this abacus from Ikea. 
The million trucks he got were a close second, though.

The last order of business for the day was a birthday skyping with his Gram, half a world away. It was a very good day in general, and a very special first birthday in particular. 
Happy birthday, Patrick!  We love you, love you, love you!


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet little Patrick!! One day you and Graham will have to have a play date.

  2. Looks like a great birthday party!

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  3. What a fun party! That picture of him crawling with the balloon is just delightful!

  4. Happy birthday sweet boy! My girls love that ikea gift aswell!

  5. Happy birthday, Patrick! And maybe you have a budding math genius? :)

  6. Happy Birthday to the oh-so-cute Patrick!

    I absolutely loved the birthday decor, by the way! How darling!


  7. I like the photos of him digging into the cake! :)


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