I cannot believe that my sweet Maxfield is one year old! It’s cliche to say, but it seems like yesterday that Doug and I were leaving from the hospital (in a pouring rainstorm, I might add) to take our little one home. And now I am posting about his first birthday. All I can really say is “wow.”
On Sunday, Doug and I had our closest friends and family to our home to celebrate Max’s birthday. From the time that he was born, I knew I wanted to throw Maxfield a robot birthday party. Something about robots says “all boy” to me and I thought it would be fun, without being too baby-ish (which I am always trying to avoid.)
I spent the last two months making every last detail of this party. Every time I sat down to make paper bunting, or a happy birthday sign, or robot party garland, I wondered how the heck I found the time. But the truth is, I had so much fun dreaming up projects and making them happen. I am not sure who had more fun – me or Max (ok, let’s be honest… I did!)
Some of my fun crafts, including the invitations, bunting and his birthday sign (which I hope to re-use), that I made. I think my favorite project was the flower vases, which I made out of recycled glass jars and dryer ducting. We also had a Make-Your-Own-Robot Station, where kids (and adults, it turns out….) could choose a blank paper robot and decorate him.
(Special thanks to Uncle Becker for taking these shots, so mommy could watch and enjoy!)
You are truly the light of my life. You make me smile, you make me laugh, you make me remember to take deep breaths and count to 10, you make me stop and listen and enjoy little slivers of time like never before. You make me appreciate the big things and savor the little things. You make me love your daddy and your grandmas and your grandpas like never before. Simply put, you grew my heart.
Happy birthday sweet boy.
I love you.
Even when you’re naughty. (Which is almost always.)