Wednesday, October 8, 2014


We threw a first birthday bash for Christopher at our house, on his actual birthday. He had fun, although he was incredibly confused when we were singing happy birthday. He was definitely wondering what the heck we were doing.

His guests included all four of his grandparents, both of my grandmothers, Great Aunt Karen, Aunt Katie and Uncle Andrew, his second cousin Gavin, his Godparents Missy and Nate (parents of Gavin), and friends James, Simon, Brendan, Rowan, Fern and Reed and their parents. I was so happy both of my grandmothers could be there. My grandma Clara (Clare's name sake), had never been to my house before. That she was able to make the trip from La Crosse was really special. My grandma Jean came with my parents, so we got her for the whole weekend. It was so nice.

Christopher didn't really care about his presents, but Clare was more than happy to "help" him open them. That lucky girl got some gifts herself, too.

We ate sandwiches and cake and washed it down with beer and juice boxes. It was fun to celebrate Christopher with so many of his family and friends, and to celebrate making it through year one.

Oh, and Christopher was pretty happy with the cake. Somehow, I don't have a picture of him eating it. Next year!

With Great Grandma Clara.
Clare and Meema Jo.
Kids and Great Grandma Jean.
Opening presents. (He proceeded to try to eat the wrapping paper.)
Birthday boy.


  1. That cake is AWESOME! (You can tell I have a boy, too. Boy moms know how awesome that cake is.)

    And I love getting more peeks at the inside of your house. Those built-ins in the dining room are amazing!

  2. Love, love, love. Christopher is the cutest baby in town!