Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Birthday

My baby Bennett turned one year old last week! Apparently someone sent him a message on all things about turning one because within the last two weeks, he has gotten his first four teeth, ditched the bottle and started to stand and walk a few steps.  I can't believe how fast this last year has gone!

We had a great birthday party for him last Sunday with lots of family, food and fun, although Bennett was a little shy around so many people for a while.

Our theme for the party was monkeys. I'm decorating his room in a monkey theme, so we carried that theme over to the invites and the cake.  I decided to be a little different and have cupcakes for everyone instead of just regular cake.  A bonus to this decision that I didn't think about....don't have to worry about who is going to cut the cake!  

I've had Cakes by Lori make my boys' birthday cakes since Caiden's first birthday, but I have to say, she really out did herself this year.  She made little monkey faces and bananas out of fondant for each cupcake. She also make a big cupcake cake and a little 1st birthday cake all for Bennett so he could dig in!  If you live in the Cedar Rapids area and would like to check her out, you can go here...although the site is still a work in progress.

Bennett also got his first haircut last Sunday.  He was in dire need, but we were holding out so his Aunt Jenn could do it because, she did Caiden's first haircut too.  It was a little bit of a challenge because Bennett likes to watch everything and study it, so he was always moving his head to watch.  But she did a great job, and now he doesn't have hair tickling his eyes!

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