Junior turned a year old last month, but I’ve been stubbornly pushing his party back so that we could have it in the new house. But after a month, we decided we should go ahead and celebrate now. We’ll have plenty of birthdays to celebrate once we’re in, right? Right!
I’d been postponing so wholeheartedly, that D and I hadn’t even gotten his gift yet! So since he was spending the night with his grandparents on Friday, D and I took the opportunity to go out for dinner and then shop.
And after we accomplished that, D suggested we camp out at the new house. Just me, him, and a bottle of red. And why the heck not? It’s not like we were in tornado warnings with sirens blaring.
Oh wait, yes we were.
Regardless. We went, we sat on what’s built of the back deck, we listened to our favorite Zakk Wylde songs, and we watched the lightening. And it was heavenly. I think we will be very happy there.
And since my folks hadn’t done enough for us this past month, I talked them in to hosting Junior’s party, which we kept small with just immediate family attending. Again, plenty of time for big parties later, right? Right!
And since Mom hasn’t hardly lifted a finger to help us do anything lately, I
demanded asked nicely if she would make Junior’s cake.
And Junior’s cake, she made!
She even put his picture in the train! He’s hauling logs, giant candy, and his favorite animals.
Love the marshmallow smoke!
His personalized tag. (Our last name starts with “M”, handily enough.)
We got some nice family photos with our favorite little conductor.
All his grandparents and uncles spoiled him terribly.
This is what we got him.
He climbed right up, found the button, and zoomed away! I’m afraid we’ve got a bit of a trickster rider..
And the best part of the day? Eating all that delicious cake, of course!
It was a wonderful day. So very thankful for our families, their generosity, and the time we got to spend with them.
Thanks for letting me brag. I’ve decided we should have first birthday parties more often!