Welcome to Wee Cee’s first birthday party, here at YeeHaw Ranch Curly Locks! As C is getting bigger, she is becoming slightly obsessed with animals, so what better locale for her birthday party than a farm! MamaSheri has graciously opened her home to us to celebrate C’s first birthday, and her Angora goats couldn’t be happier. Babies and fluffy aminals go hand-in-hand.
First to arrive at C’s party are little baby Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher and little baby Lisa. They heard that Wee Cee recently outgrew her own sailor dress and decided to don their nautical garb to her first birthday party. The marine contingent must be properly represented at any and all children’s birthday parties.
Sporadically blogging but with a vengeance is C’s future father-in-law, Ande from & Squatch Makes Three. He must be on Spring Break because he was able to make an appearance at C’s shindig. Squatch (Cee’s future spouse) is still just a glimmer in his eye. Or maybe in his tooth? Keep the goats away from Ande’s chompers.
C’s future husband Squatch also sends his regards.
Here’s Doodle! What a happy guy! He cannot contain his enthusiasm and wishes “ABC” a big “happy birthday” with gusto!
The magic of the Internet has also brought C’s Auntie Tracy here too! A sweet face – it runs in the family.
“Family resemblance” isn’t a strong enough phrase.
A couple minutes into the festivities and baby Ashley has already gotten a little too up close and personal with the goats. Into the bath she goes.
This party would not be the same without Baby Weebles and Wee Clown. Wee Cee’s birthday bash will go down in history as the place where these two WordPress icons met for the first time. Here they are next to the pony rides spouting genius and plotting their total Internet takeover. And crapping their pants. Awwwwww.
Winning the award for “furthest traveled to get to a first birthday party” is Lazy Laura Maisey and Pixie Girl! They have donned their cutest little frocks and sailed across the pond from the UK to celebrate with us! Hurrah! Tea and crumpets!
Actually, I take that back. Twindaddy and Baby C have joined us from a galaxy far, far away. Incidentally, Miss C’s first word is “Va-dow.” Teaching them well and all.
Time for presents!
Baby Sara is extremely willing to help C open her gifts, should she need any assistance.
Tamara has brought along her sweet girl who highly recommends this groovy floor mat.
Arthur from Cupcakes and Hoodies is passing along some awesome rings and board books!
Heather of Becoming Cliche has brought along her entire brood! They are giving Wee Cee her very first tortoise and a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
In other words, they are giving her the most awesome gifts anyone could ask for.
Kortney knows a girl’s heart as and brought Wee Cee some totally rad ’80’s costume jewelry (and a business card for the hairstylist who will equip C with an awesome mullet of her own once she gets some hair.)
No birthday party would be complete without a few games. Because Lyssa is an expert on all things Halloween, she has come to the party equipped with a few pumpkins for carving. I have no idea where she got them in the middle of spring, but I’m not asking any questions because she may sick her fiance Shirtless Ryan Gosling on me if I do, and he will blind us all with his abs.
After the Easter Birthday Pumpkin Carving extravaganza, let’s all go swimming with Lily! This is a rare moment in her childhood when she is swimming instead of doing TV-viewing research for her future blog Kidz Showz. Tim takes his future commitment to Kidz Showz far more seriously and has opted to stay home from the festivities so he can watch a GI Joe marathon.
Now, where are my manners? We’ve all been at the party for some time now and I haven’t even offered you any refreshments. Assuming that you don’t want to eat goat food and the shards of pumpkin left over from carving jack-o-lanterns, I had better whip something up.
Logan will assist Wee Cee in blowing out the candles if she needs some assistance.
Leading the singing of The Birthday Song are Curly Carly and Wee Cee’s Auntie Cameron (AKA Krug the Thinker) and Uncle Martin. They are her main contenders at the party in toothache-inducing cuteness.
However, man cannot live on cake alone. Oh no. That’s why we invited the Head Chicken of Southern Fried Chicken in Vegas and Gummy to the party. Both are well-aware that baby birthday parties have a tendency to wear on the nerves of grownups (it’s intuition), so they have brought along a few adult beverages for all the adult handlers who are accompanying their kiddos to the party.
With all this
alcohol and cake consumption activity, everyone is starting to get tired. The best part about baby birthday parties is that there are naptimes built in. Let’s all settle in and let Kristin’s Grandpa tell us a story before we hit the hay. (Literal hay, since we’re on a farm and all.)
The Bean is ZONKED out.
We can’t say so much for baby Ruby Tuesday. She doesn’t want to miss any of the action.
Awake from her nap and raring to go, Amy refuels on cake an goat face time. She also wonders about the identity of the topless outtie behind her.
Amy from Lucy’s Football seems to be petering out. Did someone give her raisins? For shame.
And now that the party is almost over, it’s time for some goody bags. Well, only one, because kids = expensive. You didn’t think I forgot about the giveaway, did you? Congratulations to Mamasheri for winning an assortment of North Carolina-made goodies! Hurrah for free stuff! The fates were in her favor when she was randomly selected to win blueberry jam, honey soap, and pumpkin barbeque sauce from Nephew’s BBQ Sauce and Rub Company! I mean, she DID put up with a bunch of babies all day. Major, MAJOR shout-outs to Ashley, Heather, and Laura too for the goodies y’all sent us via snail mail. They made C’s special day all the more wonderful, and we both truly appreciate them.
Thank you for coming to C’s first blog birthday!