Yesterday we had Bean's first birthday party! Her birthday was actually almost two weeks ago, but Ruben was out of town then, so we waited until he got home to celebrate. We invited 10 families and originally 6 had RSVP'd as being able to come but 3 ended up not being able to make it at the last minute. It was still a lot of fun though!
I'm not a big fan of birthday parties in general (throwing them at least, attending them is fine) so Buzz and Boo only had first birthday parties and we do something special as a family to celebrate every other year. I wanted to make sure that Bean got a special party just like her brother and sister though! We ate snacks and played with our friends. Bean and her friend Jack (three months older than Bean) walked around taking food off of everyone's plates. They're just too cute to say no to :)
When it was time for the cake Bean wasn't too sure about the whole thing. She just looked at the piece of cake sitting in front of her for a minute before Buzz finally smashed her whole hand into it. She still didn't eat it until she saw all of the other kids chowing down on their cake and then she realized 'hey maybe this stuff isn't so bad after all' Needless to say, she ended up enjoying the cake very much!
The party was very low-key, spending time with friends and eating- just our style!
And because I never got around to posting about Bean actually turning one, here are a few extra pictures from the last few weeks for you to enjoy:
We love you sweet girl!