Earlier this month, my tiny squish turned 1! I'll save all my feelings and reflections for another post; for now I wanted to share his party.
We went with a nautical theme. I figure he has the rest of his life for the theme to be what he wants, so the first party gets to be what Mom wants!
I made this "chalkboard" from a black foam core poster and metallic sharpies.
About twenty minutes before the party started our power went out. We quickly lit all the candles and it was fine. The heat started to get pretty oppressive but the power came back on just before things got too bad.
We served hamburgers and chicken kabobs with sides; Jonah got some chicken and steamed carrots.
Jonah does this adorable bashful clapping when he gets excited and sense the attention is on him.
Jonah's "cake" was watermelon cut into a cake shape covered with coconut "icing." You take a can of full-fat coconut milk and stick it in the fridge over night. The cream will rise to the top, and you can use that to mix with vanilla and honey if you'd like to make a paleo icing. I didn't add anything to it, and he didn't seem to care much for the taste. He's never had anything like it though, so I wasn't expecting too much from him.
He liked the texture, though!
My mom and two of my brothers drove down for the party. It was so nice to see them!
Try to feed Poppa.
Grammie and Gramma serving the cake.
Unfortunately the best family shot we got the whole day. Oh well.
Friends from our small group.
It was a great day to celebrate our sweet baby's first year!