For his first birthday, we invited just a few friends over who had children. My mom and Mr. Rochester's parents were able to come and it was nice to visit with some family and friends. Instead of a cake, I made this recipe for S'mores cupcakes, recipe courtesy of Bakerella. I had no idea how much I loved marshmellows until the past few years. I thought the cupcakes turned out deeeelicious.Before his first birthday, Trotwood hadn't really tasted processed sugar so he didn't seem too sure about it, at first. He warmed up to it after his first few bites.
I really think Trotwood enjoyed his birthday celebration! There were kids everywhere and he loves interacting with other people - be it children or adults. The boy is just not afraid of anyone! You'd think with all the excitement, he would have been in desperate need of a nap but he was so happy after his party, we didn't make him take another nap that day (he'd already had a morning one).
In my opinion, Trotwood's favorite playthings that day were the balloons. Mr. Rochester bought Trotwood and Elmo balloon and another balloon that sang "Happy Birthday" whenever you yanked on the string. Trotwood hardly let that Elmo balloon out of his sight the entire day (he's holding it with one hand while eating his cupcake with the other hand in the picture above). And almost 30 days after his birthday, the singing happy birthday balloon is unbelievably still full of helium and still sings whenever Trotwood pulls on the string, which he continues to do multiple times a day.We had a great time celebrating with everyone and are so grateful to everyone who wished him a happy birthday!