Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Grady!

One year ago today, my sweet nephew was born. We threw Grady's first birthday party this past Saturday. It had a fall theme with pumpkins galore.

G-man wore what had to be the cutest outfit ever worn by a baby. He's doing some walking now and went about 10 feet the other day!

His birthday sweets spread had Reese's pieces, candy corn, caramel apples, chocolate cupcakes, and the middle container up there had caramel corn in it a few minutes later.

We did our best to make the cupcakes look like pumpkins. I used my Duke's chocolate cake recipe for the cupcakes and did a simple buttercream colored with orange gel food coloring.

There was a little pumpkin painting. My pumpkin had a sort of Urban Outfitters tribal print.

Can we just take a second to look at the most precious party hat ever? Crystal (pictured), is Rich's cousin and incredibly crafty.

Presenting Grady's smash cake! We tried to make it look like a pumpkin as well.

He was a little hesitant at first, almost like he couldn't believe this giant (to a baby) cake was in front of him. Once we took the vines off he started to get cranking.

He made a little dent in the cake.

Then he made a big dent. He ate about a third of the cake before he got cut off. He definitely needed an outfit change after all that chocolate.

Later, Uncle Nick let Grady actually smash the cake and eat almost the rest of it.

The next day, after all the sugar had worn off and he'd had a good night's sleep, he got to playing with some of his toys. There's nothing I'd rather look at more than Grady's laughing face. Happy birthday, G!

XOXO
Auntie Chrissy

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