We are celebrating Ben’s birthday today because tomorrow is a travel day. What a lucky kid to celebrate his first birthday with family. I guess there are perks to having a birthday so close to a big family holiday. We had Chinese food for lunch and the kid who eats everything loved it all. Then we had cake and he ate that too. (He was my second child, after Teague, to dive for the flame of the candle instead of staying a healthy distance back.) I love this happy, constantly-on-the-go boy. He’s the best.
Before the day was over we did a “cake smash” just so Mom could get a couple of fun pictures. (Thanks to Aunt Lissy for all the decorations and arranging the cake!)
Then it was packing up and matching pajamas for the cousins.