Happy Birthday Sam!

1st birthday

Happy 1st Birthday Little Guy! Dwarficus is 1!

Celebrating Sam’s first birthday was much fun. I prepared as much as I could the night before, but THANK GOD that my friend Tracey offered to show up an hour and half before to help. When I received the original offer of help from Tracey, I was not sure I needed it, but thought it would be nice to see Tracey anyway. When Tracey turned up with the blessed, blessed sugary caffeine (Starbucks’ new holiday lattes), just an hour and fifteen minutes before kick-off, I was still in my PJs with no sandwiches made, and 24 cupcakes to ice. Ouch.

With Tracey dispatched onto sandwich making duty, and fueled by coffee, I decorated Sam’s big birthday cake:

Kit kat cake, first birthday cake, M&M cake, easy birthday cake

Decorated his ‘smash cake’*, made a whole tower of cupcakes:

cup cake tower

and laid out the little spread:

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(I also managed to dress myself, although not wonderfully well).

We were so touched that so many people came to celebrate Sam’s special day. Sam was especially pleased to see his buddy Jake:

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and his friend Drew, who has given Sam lots of his favorite toys:

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and Drew’s sisters:

How cute are these guys?

How cute are these guys?

After food and play, Sam got to open presents:

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Including some sent over from Britain especially by very dear friends:

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And then was the smash cake, which Sam refused to smash, but ate rather daintily (why won’t he do that at home?!?)

Babies and fire, a winning combination

Babies and fire, a winning combination

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A super cute, super fun time. Thank you so much to everyone who did anything to help make it special

His friends

His friends

A little young to truly appreciate the festivities

A little young to truly appreciate the festivities

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*Smash cake: An American tradition of giving a little birthday cake to the birthday girl / boy on their first birthday, for them to smash up and make a mess with!

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4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Sam!

  1. hollychristie

    Such beautiful photos of the two of you (handy having a photographer hubby) You look utterly beautiful 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Sam’s first birthday, hope he had a wonderful day.

    Btw – are those kitkats on his birthday cake? Do you have kitkats in America? Somehow I could not imagine a life without kitkats

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  2. Lekki Frazier-Wood

    Thank you so much – I needed to hear that. I think the expensive photographers lens helps a lot though 🙂

    We do have kits kats! But they are covered with Hershey’s “chocolate” (what Europe would call ‘chocolate flavour coating’) so I don’t like them 😦 I really miss good, cheap chocolate over here: Dairy Milk, Buttons, Minstrels etc. Oh well, another excise to come home!!

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