We started the day off with breakfast. Pancakes. Carter loves pancakes. :)
Then it was time to do the last minute party prep. Scott helped alot. Thank you, Love, for helping watch Carter, cleaning, picking up the balloons, picking up the boy scout popcorn that came in today, and the tons of other stuff (including my morning coffee) that you did today.
The party was at 4pm, because Carter takes an afternoon nap that's ends about that time. So in theory, he'd be in a good mood. Except he REFUSED to take that nap today. So he was in a super grouchy mood. Ultra tired. ::Sigh::
So I don't think I have a single picture with him smiling in it. He smiled occasionally, but he was pretty stone faced most of the time. Plus, he's not really a people person. Lots of people being around make him uneasy. But it is what it is. :)
Anyway, with the errands run and the house decorated, all we had to do was wait to party!
This was the Sign Me Dog. It comes with a pen and all the guest sign it. The cool thing is, Trenton has the EXACT same one from his first birthday party. (Prince crown not a part of that.)
Carter wanted to know why all these people were in HIS house.
Karin and Caroline Rush
Uncle Ryan and Popaw
Kassundra and Emma Wood
Kassundra, Laura (Cake Lady) and Amy Noblett
Almost Time for Cake!!
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday, Dear Carter...
Happy Birthday to you!
The ENTIRE top layer was for Carter. To rip to pieces. I just knew he was going to make a total mess.
He was intrigued...
And he nibbled...
That beautiful cake still looked yummy after Carter picked at it and beat it to death. I'm not shallow, I ate it even though it wasn't as pretty. It had a great personality. So delicious!!
Cake and singing are done. That means it's time for.....
All the big kids wanted to help with this part. (~Side note~ during the party, I had a 20 minute slideshow of pictures of Carter for the last year looping on the tv in the playroom. Everyone commented on it and it was fun to make! That's why Daddy and Carter are on the bigscreen in the background.)
He was so tired, he wasn't even sitting up. He was leaning against Daddy and letting Daddy bring the gifts to him.
"Look at this cool lid I found!"
"This lid is the best gift ever!"
"Okay, I'll open more... but only if I can still keep my lid with me."
It was a good day. Not horribly stressful. I think I've mellowed some since Trenton. Some. I'm still slightly insane on days like today. But I'm better. :)
It's over. He's officially ONE! Now I just have to enjoy the 5 minutes I have before he's two. :)