Babies Grow Too Fast

A late post, but better late than never!

G turned 1 on November 9th, and we had his party the next day. It was a precious little family party.

ImageThe birthday boy’s throne…I love making handmade decorations. It makes things much more special!

ImageBunting for the mantel…will probably hang this in his room.

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 His little tiny smash cake…which he did not eat.

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 His birthday cake…I stressed over this one! I worried that I would not be able to make a pretty orange icing, or make it 3D, or what I would add to it to make it look like a pumpkin. It all worked out though. I found orange icing and cake mix at Aldi (I am a HUGE proponent of shopping at Aldi. I’ll save that for another post.) and it was a HUGE score! Their halloween stuff was uber-cheap, so I used that. I used a bundt cake pan to make two cakes for the body of the pumpkin, then turned them on top of each other. Then, I used the scrap booking paper from the party decorations to make leaves, etc. Turned out better than I had imagined!

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 D was a proud big brother that day!

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 Stairway bunting hung over the food table.

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 This was the best idea in replacement of a relish tray; no double dipping!

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 The cozy coupe was a hit, and it still is in the Slone house! G loves crawling in and out. Even D loves playing with it! He likes pushing G around the house.

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 We are trying to get G to dig into the cake! He’s my little eater so I figured he would be all about it. He wanted no part of eating it, but he LOVED destroying it!

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 Love both of their faces in this photo!

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 Someone’s getting very sleepy!

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 Such a good dad!

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 This photo makes me laugh every time.

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