William turned one last week and over the weekend we had his birthday party. I know it is a much bigger deal for the parents than the kids, but oh well. We didn’t go completely over the top with pony rides or clowns, but we did decorate the house and I made him his own small version of the cake. Well I did the cake so we did have to eat the frosting made with dairy free butter and soy milk. (It tasted OK, but not as good as the real buttercream.)
His actual birthday was uneventful accept for the phone calls from aunts, uncles and grandparents who all sang for him. He loved all of it.
Saturday I spent 3 hours frosting cakes, but I didn’t get to do that for Jack so it was worth getting the claw from it. I have to admit, I didn’t come up with the cake design. Jack had a sad little applesauce muffin for his 1st birthday cake, since he was still no dairy or soy at that time.
Once people arrived Will was in pretty good spirits. You never know how they are going to react to having a house full of fun, but noisy people. At one point he was sitting in the middle of the kitchen eating a cracker looking around at everyone like “what the hell are all you people doing in my house.”
After dinner came time for the cake (the part I was most looking forward to). We lit his candle (which fell over while I was holding the cake in front of him) and sang. Then I set the cake down for him to try. He wasn’t sure he should touch it until I pushed one of his fingers into the cake. Then he dove in, except he didn’t want to taste it. I tried giving him bites off my finger, but no. Then I got one of his plastic forks and he thought that was OK. He ate is first sweets, about 3-4 spoons of frosting.
We got lots of great photos of his hands and cheeks with frosting. Then on to his haul of gifts. He got lots of great stuff. Thanks everyone!
Overall it was a very fun day! We wish that all the aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents could have been here too.
Happy 1st birthday William! Mommy, Daddy, Jack and Mulligan love you very much.