Notes on the doings and undoings of an ancient historian, museum educator, and mom.
Wednesday, November 9
Liam's Big Day
"Smash cake" time!
Last Saturday the fastest year of my life wrapped up with Liam's first birthday party. It's hard to believe that the little newborn we brought home from the hospital is now a toddling, chattering one-year-old. We celebrated Liam's big day with family, hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, and cake and ice cream. Between the "smash cake" and the ice cream, it's safe to say Liam consumed more sugar that day than he has ever had in his entire life. He loved the balloons and toys got got for his birthday, and was especially delighted when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Of course he doesn't know what it's all about quite yet, but he didn't question us inviting him to smash up an entire cake and offering him bites of yummy ice cream.
Liam loved it when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to him.
As bittersweet as it is to look back and think of how much Liam has changed and grown in the last year, I'm looking forward to what's ahead. It is going to be fun getting to know his personality better and watch him make more discoveries about the world around him. His adventures are only just beginning, and I have no doubt the coming year will be as eventful as the last!