We had a blast celebrating Bladen's first birthday. It was extra nice because Mimi, Baba, Justin, Cari, Korbyn, Tylee, & Pierre all celebrated with us via computer. We all have Mac Computers so we had a multi-person conversation. It was WONDERFUL to feel like we had tons of family right there in the room with us celebrating.
Bladen had a Mickey Mouse birthday, so I made each of the girls their own Minnie Mouse cakes so they had a fun treat to eat while we celebrated.
And then the Birthday Boy got his very own 3 layered Mickey Mouse birthday cake. I chose Mickey Mouse because Bladen is totally addicted to Oreo cookies & Oreos make the best Mickey ears. The cake started out chocolate with white frosting, & then I made bright red frosting to pipe along the edges. Well, after that red set out for an hour or so, it turned BRIGHT PINK (see the minnie mouse ear cake above!!) It looked like a little girl's birthday cake. I about DIED! So then I scrambled & got some chocolate frosting & piped it over the pink to try to hide it, but it STILL looked girly. SO . . . I had to break out the red food coloring in spray paint form. So my nice white & black cake turned out to be a red & black cake. All is well. Luckily when you're turning one, you don't really care what the cake looks like. You just want it to be tasty! And it was.
I hung streamers over the door & let Bladen crawl in & out of them to keep himself busy until the party started. He loved it.
We also put some kids music on & let the girls take turns dancing with him. He didn't really know what was going on, but he's such a good kid. . . he just lets his big sisters drag him around.
Once we got everyone on the multi-video conference, we opened presents. He was hilarious! Every time he'd open something, he'd want to play with it immediately. When we'd put it aside so we could open another gift, he'd cry & whine for the last toy. Needless to say, he LOVED ALL his new toys.
And then it was time for cake. He was very timid at first, almost like he was going to get in trouble for touching it. But once he realized there was nothing stopping him from digging in, he went for it full force!
He was the happiest boy in the whole world. He was SO full of sugar, that he didn't know what to do with himself.
This picture is worth a thousand words. Rock On Baby!! This is the best day of your life!
He ate 3/4 of the entire cake. He was a MESS!! He had a nice long bath afterward.
And then he got to sit & play with all his brand new toys. It was a perfect day for little man. Happy Birthday little dude! Mommy & Daddy love you!!!