On July 14th, 2011 my brother and his beautiful wife welcomed Matthew into the world!
It's hard to believe that 12 months have passed since I became Auntie Celia.
Wow ... where did 12 months go?
My Sister-in-love is not only an adoring wife and caring mother, she is a hostess extraordinaire. No detail was overlooked for Matthew's 1st Birthday. The celebration took place at Willistead Manor, with delicious food and yummy desserts (I may have been a little too busy eating to remember to take photos... oops.)
Seriously ... how adorable is this cake???? and the bottom was chocolate and the top was vanilla ~ wrapped in sweet fondant (yes, my eating healthy took a holiday..lol)
Small guests were entertained with face painting....
After some great food and face painting, it was on to the gift opening, with a little help from mom and dad...
As mommy and daddy helped with opening the gifts ... it was clear that Matthew was all about the books!!
Then it was time for Happy Birthday singing and CAKE!!! I think Matthew was a little overwhelmed at all the attention he was receiving...get use to it little man, you are a wonderful blessing and a real Prince!
HMMM.... what's this??
At first Matthew wasn't sure ... about this huge mini-cake placed before him... after staring at it for a few moments and some direction from a much older playmate ( a 2 or 3 year old) ...Matthew tested things out. Hmmm ... not bad.... and before you knew it, that SMASH CAKE was smashed ; and it was making its way to his sugar waiting taste buds!!
Happy 1st Birthday Matthew!!!