Thursday, October 31, 2013

first birthday group cake smash.

I've mentioned it before, but the best thing I ever did (by far!) when I had Lachlan, was join a mother's group. More specifically, THIS mother's group!

No matter how many friends you know with kids or how many family members you have who "just had a baby"... no one really remembers exactly what each stage is like, like someone going through it with you. This group was exactly that! With all of the babies born within 6-8 weeks of each other, us mom's could really relate to what was going on from a first hand perspective. Not to mention the moms (or I should really says mums) in this group are seriously just amazing friends to have!

Anyway, moving on to the cake smash...

As all the birthdays started approaching, I threw out the idea of a big, group cake smash. Cake. Balloons. Matching bow tie oneies. Babies coved in icing from head to toe... I had it all planned in my mind! I am not sure what the girls actually thought of this idea but was so excited when they all agreed to participate!! I mean, after nearly 12 months of knowing me and my crazy ways, I am sure no one was really that surprised :)

Watch out friends, someone is gettin' crafty.... #firstbirthdaycakesmashfornine! #mumsgroup #gonnagetcrazy!

And when the day finally arrived, all went exactly to plan. It was organised, icing filled chaos! And the only baby who refused to participate was mine...

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Our group (minus Lachlan :: he was too busy screaming to eat his cake)

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Just before Lachlan decided to scream the house down...

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[There are so many funny captions that could go with each of these photos. Feel free to mentally caption them as you go along. These kids are hilarious!)

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This picture of Samuel might just be my favourite. First handful went straight in the eye. It was all over for him after this. Such a cutie!

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The only picture we got of Lachlan (below). I handed the camera to Max for a second while I tried to calm him down. I thought maybe if I stuck his hand in the icing to show him how fun it was he might stop screaming. Turns out that wasn't such a good idea :/ #momfail

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Madden :: the last man standing! He was actually eating his cake and wanted to make sure not a single crumb was wasted :)

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Overall I think it was a successful afternoon. I mean, all 9 families made it one whole year! If you ask me, that is something worth celebrating!!

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** side note :: turns out Lachlan was actually pretty sick with a high temp that afternoon :( I am hoping his birthday party cake smash will go a little better this weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Love!!! Do Australians during do smash cakes?

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    1. Not really. I guess the kids would have cake but they don't really get a whole cake for them to smash. Must be an American thing!

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