Harrison’s First Birthday

On Sunday, March 8th, we celebrated Harrison’s first birthday! We kept Harrison’s first birthday to a small group, unlike Adelaide’s first birthday, we only had grandparents over for dinner and cake.

It was a gorgeous day and perfect for such an occasion. We had everyone come over at 4. I decided to attempt lasagna for the first time ever, because why wouldn’t  you prepare something you’ve never made before. Plus, what else do you make for a larger group. We made it the night before so all we had to do was warm it in the oven for an hour. I also made the cake the night prior. So prep the few hours after church was just little things and I wasn’t overwhelmed with tons to do.

The whole evening was perfect. We started with dinner, which also included a caesar salad, jalapeno popper dip (a staple and expected dish), potato salad and cheesy garlic bread. It was all very delicious. After dinner we opened gifts. Harrison was not into opening gifts and really could care less. He just wanted to play on the boxes, typical boy. Addy, however, practically opened all his gifts at record speed. He got some great gifts and a lot of well needed boy toys!

Finally, the moment we were all waiting for, the cake! I just knew he would be a good cake eater. He did not disappoint. He demolished the cake and loved every minute of it. He kept making noises and saying “Mmmmmm” over and over and shoving more and more cake into his mouth. It was so entertaining and so much fun. He was such a mess afterwards, as well as the floor.

It was so nice to have an small and intimate birthday party with just grandparents. He has loved all his gifts and we are slowly accumulating more and more cars and trucks into our toy collection.

I still can’t believe he is 1 years old. Time has seriously flown by this past year. It has had many up and downs. Fun times and lots of blurs. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. We love Harrison so much and we love his sweet personality and spirit he brings to our home. Happy Birthday Little Man!!

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