arty’s first birthday was a perfect sunny sunday. we spent the afternoon in the back yard with delicious treats, a paddling pool, face painting, bubbles, and many beloved people.

too busy posing to blow out the candle
“cake! where have you been all my life? you guys have been holding out on me!”
fruit sticks – perfect for babies, kids, and grownups alike
very proud of my little fondant leaves, lady bugs and bees
baby soup
 party bags for all!

arty clapped enthusiastically when every one sang “happy birthday” and thoroughly enjoyed all the hugs and attention he received. we were worried he might get overwhelmed by it all, but he enjoyed every second. i think we might have an extrovert on our hands here!

we’ll look back on his first birthday as a very happy one. here’s to many, many more like it.