Well, it’s done. We celebrated Boo’s first birthday with a barnyard theme party complete with tractor cake, dogs donning bandanas, barnyard theme cups, and rented straw bales. About 20 or so family and friends came over for a small barbecue and cake and ice cream. Boo napped right before the party and conked out again shortly before it ended. He opened his gifts (or rather, I opened while he surveyed the goods) like a trooper. It was a great experience for us, and we hope he enjoyed it. There are, of course, many many photos and also a couple of videos that he can watch later on since we know he won’t remember a moment of it.
I love this stuff – birthdays, celebrations, happy gatherings. If all I could do in life was to bring people together by having fun parties and cooking and baking for others, I’d love it.