Yesterday was Lachlan's first birthday party. The day started out overcast and rainy, so we were lucky that it cleared up by lunchtime for our barbeque - we even saw some sunshine! The guests were family from both sides and L's special babysitters Amy & Deb. It was so great to have everyone together to celebrate with us.
The dessert spread. Yum! My mom and grandmother were here Saturday to help make the cupcakes, angel food cake and farm animal cookies. Grandma O. made the krumkake on Friday.
I decided to order his "smash" cake from Deluxe bakery. Isn't it cute? It was just a bit bigger than a cupcake with layers of vanilla cake and berries, and a whipped cream frosting.
At first he wasn't sure what to do with the cake, especially since we moved the high chair outside and he had a big audience. He poked at it with his finger and eventually took a few bites, but mostly just played with it.
The cake aftermath :)
We opened presents after cake and he did a good job helping me. He hasn't sat still for this long since he started walking a few weeks ago!
Finally, most of the guests tried to assist with putting together the playhouse that Lachlan got for a birthday gift. It was tough, requiring much brain & muscle power! Bill and I certainly couldn't have done it ourselves. I can already tell he is going to love playing in it!
The birthday boy (his real b-day is tomorrow) Lots more photos are on Flickr.