It's hard to believe, but our grandson turned one yesterday, and his mama and daddy threw him a party in his own little Hundred Acre Wood. The party was in the screened-in porch of their lovely colonial stone farmhouse, and they converted it into a scene from the Winnie the Pooh story books.
Branches of trees on their property were cut by his daddy to create his own personal forest on the patio. His mama painted the signs herself in the morning before guests arrived.
Balloons, streamers, and other brightly colored decorations filled the party room, but the birthday boy most definitely loved the balloons most of all.
You can't see them, but the gift table held stuffed Pooh characters, and there were other plush Pooh friends peeking out in other places as well.
One of his aunties made these adorable vanilla cupcakes with honey bees on top.
While another auntie made him his own little cake to crumble, mash, and destroy.
He really wasn't sure what to make of it all at first and was surprisingly neat about eating it.
But I would say that other than getting a bit tired once the gift unwrapping was underway, the guest of honor was quite happy with his first birthday.
And even though yet another storm was raging outside, we all had a lovely time celebrating such a special day for a special little boy.
A special thanks to T. Brown for most of the photos in this post.