We celebrated a first birthday for the last time. I sort of can't believe it. Last week, on Elliott's actual birthday, we dressed him in a brand new birthday suit (that I finished in the nick of time the night before), and helped him open a small pile of presents (I got carried away. He's my last. And my favorite...Which explains how I paid dollars for toys that make noise...).
|He's SO thirsty.|
|It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...|
|All my helpers.|
Elliott really enjoys the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And I really enjoy all the food in that book, it always makes me want to sample all of those snacks. I've always thought it would be so fun to throw a Hungry Caterpillar party, and since Elliott is such a voracious and adventurous eater, I thought this was a perfect occasion. We sort of planned it last minute, but we needed some friends to come over and help us eat all those treats! So I whipped up a little invite and sent it out.
I had to use the book to make sure I got all the food laid out properly!
The chocolate cake was way too tall and totally precarious, but it lasted long enough to take a good photo. I just noticed that I forgot to put cherries on top of two slices!!
I made a hungry caterpillar out of the party plates and a #1 out of washi tape.
He is just the sweetest, funniest, most fun little buddy and we love him so, so very much. I could never have imagined such a little character, and now we could never imagine life without him. I could listen to him chuckle and watch him sleep, and eat food like a person literally all day long. Happy Birthday to my sweet, sweet boy.