"Oh my gosh,where did the time go?"
"I can't believe she's one!"
"She's growing up so fast!"
"I want my baby to stop growing!"
Actually the last one isn't entirely true. While I like some things about babies, I get super excited and relieved once our kids make it to their first birthday. The hardest part is over (until the teenage years, anyway) and they just keep getting more fun and more awesome each day.
I felt a little guilty not throwing some huge, themed party like the internet tells me I'm supposed to...
Just kidding, I didn't. We definitely learned our lesson from Kennedy's first birthday fiasco. While it was fun for everyone else, Kennedy didn't care and I did nothing but run around like a crazy person and clean up after everyone. It sucked.
So this time I kept it simple and work-free. We went to the dollar store and picked up a few party supplies like cups and plates, some balloons (Kennedy picked out the American one, what can I say? She's patriotic)
Next was cake. Isn't this the cutest little smash cake ever? Ignore the fact that it's clearly for a boy. I didn't want to wait for a girly one and B doesn't care. I especially love the fact I didn't have to bake a thing.