We had a little birthday celebration with family and friends at our favorite local coffee shop (JoLa cafe) in our neighborhood. I had a fun time crafting and planning the party, after all it's more for the parents than the kid at this age :)
After lots of Pinterest inspiration, I can up with some decor. I really don't like the over stimulating children's theme party decor. So I went with something more modern and fun. I had fun making Kellan's smash cake too. Even though he wasn't a huge fan of the smashing or eating part, it was still fun to watch him attempt to 'smash it' (more like 'pat it').
Overall it was a great success and we feel so blessed to have so many family and friends that surround us and have helped us with Kellan. As they say, it takes a village. I would agree. Between Brandon's crazy schedule, my working nights and Kellan being the busy boy he is, it has been tough and we couldn't have done it without the love and support from our family and friends.
We are so in love with our boy. It's such a privilege and blessing to be entrusted with such a gift. It's a daunting task to raise a little boy, but oh so rewarding. He is so full of life and wonder. He is an observer and I love watching him take in the world around him.
Happy first birthday, sweet boy. Thanks for making me a mommy.