November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) was Matthew's FIRST birthday! What an exciting day!
Following our annual birthday balloon tradition, Matt and I filled Matthew's room with balloons the night before his birthday. We sang "Happy Birthday" to him when we walked in his room on the morning of his birthday then piled the balloons into Matthew's crib. He loved it!!
I was terrible at taking pictures the rest of the day. We went to Building Blocks at our church, chick-fil-a with our friends Cori, Grace & Sam, then came home and Matt played with the kids while I ran lots of last minute errands getting ready for Matthew's party the next day.
Friday night, we had a small family party. We ate pizza (one of Matthew's favorite foods!) and cupcakes and Matthew opened his presents from us and Mimi & PopPop.
Waiting for his first bite of cake:
Caroline loved the party hats. She is still playing with them almost every day. She puts them on her dolls and pretends to have birthday parties :-)
First taste...not really a fan:
Time for presents! We got Matthew a radio flyer wagon since our old one broke earlier this Fall. Matthew also got a few fun gifts from his Mimi and PopPop. Good thing Caroline was there to open ALL of Matthew's presents. She is going to be disappointed when he wants to open his own gifts one day.
Playin' Matthew's new drum:
After presents, we kissed this sweet face goodnight and wished our ONE YEAR OLD a Happy Birthday one last time:
Then it was off to bed...we had more celebrating to do the next day!