So, we all know I hate pinterest-y BS. People kept asking what Dalton's party theme would be and I was like the theme is friends and family gathering to watch a one year old smash a cake.
|Which he did, with glee.|
|SEE WHAT SHE DID THERE?????|
We had to update it at the very last minute because of his 7th tooth and sudden ability to WALK! By the party, he was doing way more than four steps. He walked across the entire kitchen in front of everyone! Granted, our house is tiny so it may seem more impressive than it really is, but clearly I'm still excited.
|I look terrible, he looks great, it gets posted.|
I executed this idea all by myself!
|Dalton's monthly pictures|
Clearly Dalton didn't have a clue it was his birthday or anything. The party was just a fun excuse get together with people we love and celebrate how amazing this year has been with Dalton in our lives.
|Can't imagine life any other way.|
|In every picture, one of these boys is always a blur.|
Of course, he got some sweet gifts. We have pretty awesome friends.
I know some moms cry because they survived the first year, but I didn't feel that way, although of course I had my moments where survival was my goal. I'm not going to get cocky about that or anything, because I'm sure it just means he's holding out for a different year to be the survival one. In my mind, the year mark is the transition to real parenting. We've spent the past year meeting his basic needs, but now, we actually have to help him grow into a good person. Terrifying.