So now the important part of the party-friends and cake pictures!
Our friends Scott and Alex showed up in these cute crab hats-lol-this couple is hilarious! The kids loved these!
In the garage making our crab craft. Can I just tell you that this was not in my plan either, to be in the garage for the craft and we did a major overhaul of the garage (it was a disaster!) right before the party-talk about stress!
All the kids with their crabs!
For the record, I did not purchase my shirt for the party-LOL! I actually already had it and it was just one of those things that worked perfectly-love it when that happens!;) Now on to the cake...
Eagerly anticipating his cake-Ha!
Umm, what is that mom?
DO NOT try to make me smash it because that's not happening! And I know it's not a toy!
So after several attempts to get Bennett just to touch his cake, I fed a little to him with a spoon (we have some self feeding issues we're working on:)) He's thinking about it and touching it in this pic.
And...no, he's not having it-here comes the pout!
More pouty lip.
I must add that Bennett uses his pouty lip quite often now, however that's all it usually takes and he knows it-no need to all out cry, just show them the lip and they'll stop. The girls scream too loud-pouty lip. Something startles him-pouty lip. A stranger approaches-pouty lip. Mommy feeds him something he doesn't approve of- pouty lip, you get the idea but it's so darn cute!
Here I'm saying "lets try a cupcake Bennett!" -thinking maybe he would like the buttercream icing better. Just look at him look at that cupcake-pouty lip is about to make it's appearance once again! And again... no, he wasn't having it. Everything really was good Jeannie, don't be offended by Bennett's pouty lip;)
And the chaos of all the kids wanting their own piece of cake and Bennett smiling now that the pressure was off of him!
We then opened presents and Bennett loved this but most of the pictures are of him swarmed by little girls and covered in tissue paper, like this one...
Here we are after opening all his gifts- he was a happy little boy!
Thanks again to all our friends for the wonderful gifts and for helping us celebrate Bennett's 1st birthday! And thanks to all of you that join us from afar in computer land-you've watched Bennett grow this past year as well and we appreciate all your sweet comments and encouragement!