I'm not sure it's possible to love on our babies enough to not want to go back and hold them close to our chests again like when they were newborn.
I have that bittersweet feeling most of us moms get when we wish we could pause time...BUT, I'm not sad that my baby just turned one, because I am so excited to watch him grow, run, play, and say all the funny things kids say, in the coming years. I am so looking forward to watching his personality unveil itself.
I've always loved cookie monster, and thought the theme would be great for a little boy's 1st birthday party.
Noi from Noi Gifts & Gourmet made this awesome and delicious cookie monster cake. I always said I'd make his first birthday cake, but there was no time. I was so grateful to have Noi make it. It was so cute! (chocolate cake with chocolate chips) For anyone who has made cakes before...she did not use any rice krispie treats or fillers...ALL CAKE!! That was probably a challenge.
I like the eyeballs on top of the cookies more than I do on the blue filling (as I showed in the cookie monster cookies original post).
Nom Nom Nom
How cute is this!
cookie crisp filled candle holder
Everyone guessed how many cookies (cookie crisp) were in the jar. I can't believe 119 cookies fit in there!
That cookie monster is a pinata, which was one of the only cookie monster decorations we could find in stores. I love him. Maybe we'll take a swing at him in a couple years.
You know all those month stickers we use to document our baby's growth with pictures?
I figured I would put them to good use and hang them in order from 0-12 months to show how much Levi has changed in such a short period of time. It's really amazing how much babies grow! I cut scrap book paper I already had to make the backing for each of the pics, then pinned them up with clothes pins.
I got a Cricut machine for my birthday, and had a lot of fun making paper decorations. I used the birthday bash cartridge to make all the cut-outs. That machine is awesome!
Levi had a lot of help with opening gifts from cousins and friends. Good thing, because I don't think he knew what to do :) It's also good, because I take FOREVER to open presents. I feel sorry for all the people who had to sit through my wedding and baby showers.
He made some new friends.
Let the cake smashing begin!!
It took a long time to get to this point and a little help from his mama to dig into the cake. He is a dainty little eater. He LOVED the cake, and would've easily eaten the whole thing.
We are so proud of our little bug. Turning one is hard work. :)