You know how first birthday parties are actually for everybody except the one year old? Well to re-cap, on Saturday the 21st June we went to H's cousins little darling's first birthday party. The mom warned on the invite that this was a baby party and not really for the bigger brothers and sisters although they were welcome to attend. They each got a party pack with sweeties and the girls got hairdryer water pistols - big hit with The Little Miss. But for the babies she went all out to execute the absolute best first birthday idea I have ever seen.
Present were 6 babies between ages 9 months (The Boys) and 13 months and older brothers and sisters (who by the way loved the little ones "tables" and joined in the fun). Each baby got their own "table" with food and activities. And although mine can not eat everything present I decided to ignore this fact and see how they enjoy this spread - and hoped two bits of wheat will not trigger some allergy.
Blue spaghetti was pronounced to be delicious by The Little Miss, mealie porridge coloured an shaped into animals was really enjoyed by C while L liked the pea and corn mix. A really digged into The Boys jelly shapes and before The Boys demolished the little wheat pourer, A had fun showing her brothers how to use it. In the tins were sweeties and a baby juice which you could decide to give to baby or not. The Little Miss scored with double extra juice and sweeties. One advantage to being the big sister to twins.
And my favourite photo of the day is the one on the top of The Little Miss. She once again is dressed in her favourite outfit for this winter. Seems like you are going to see this outfit gizallion times. I promise, she has other party outfits.
And this is how the party ended - C. and new friend Sebastian being the only babies still playing and L having a lovely snooze.
The mom also had a student photographer (daughter of a friend) who took pictures of the kids for her portfolio. We will all receive one photograph per kid as a thank you and will then be able to order more at a fee if we want to. I can not wait to see as we had nice ones taken of The Boys together, all 3 the kids together and The Little Miss on her own.
On Sunday we had a coffee date with friends Claire and Roland to see their new house and German Shepard puppies. The Little Miss is totally obsessed with cats and we are not owned by a single one. I am also not planning to get her one soon as The Puppies did not grow up with cats and merely chase the ones who brave wondering our walls. To her great joy she managed for the very first time to quietly sit next to Vincent the cat and to pet him. This was such a great moment for her, we just had to take a picture. ( note the tiara, Cinderella T shirt and ballet skirt over the clothes - Princess obsession rules at present).