In our family, birthdays (especially Christmas birthdays) are a big deal. So instead of one day of celebration, we go for a whole week.
We started off with a birthday party for all of Liam’s 1-year-old friends. Luckily for us, lots of them made the trek from LA to party.
There was even a race car cake with real toy race cars
along with tire cupcakes and other wheel-shaped foods. He started off slow, but once William figured out the cupcake contained chocolate, there was no stopping him. Liam’s generous friends gave him awesome gifts that he loves to play with.
And still likes to play with a week later.
He’s not too sure about the helmet idea, though.
After the bike ride, the whole family got a present in honor of the new one year old:
On Liam’s actual birthday, he got to open a few extra presents, this time from Grandma and Grandpa Garff.
Even though I am anti Christmas presents for Christmas birthdays, we gave him a nativity so Liam has his own “decoration”.
Not that it really stops him from taking ornaments off the tree, but we tried.
The following Friday, Steve was able to get off work early due to the company Christmas party, so we took the opportunity to use Steve’s free “Give a Day, Get a Day” pass to go to Disneyland.
The best part was that the festivities seem to never end! I was able to convince Steven and William to come on my run with me on Saturday before work.
And then off to LA for Lucy and Macy’s birthday where we had lots of fun eating, exploring, and socializing.