Natalie's First Birthday - Part 2
Now on to Part 3! After we showed the slideshow, it was time for Natalie's cake smash time! I didn't want her brand new first birthday tutu to get dirty, so I stripped her down to her diaper and put her in the high chair:
|Natalie's Smash Cake|
She enjoyed her first taste of chocolate, and ate a little bit, but was pretty spent and tired of all the attention after a few minutes. I ran her upstairs, threw her into the tub, quickly rinsed her off and got her right into her pj's with a brand new pink tutu that she got as a gift at her baptism.
Natalie opened one gift, but I didn't want her to have to open every single gift in front of everyone. In hindsight, maybe I should have - because it is pretty funny to watch her rip open gifts. But I was afraid it would take forever, and I was afraid she would get overwhelmed by everyone crowding around her (who am I kidding? This kid loves the attention...) So, we waited to open the rest of the gifts until after everyone left:
Natalie's friends, the neighbor girls, stopped over for cake and to play with Natalie at this point. Natalie LOVES these girls, and they dote on her so much. It really melts my heart to see all of them together. I am very lucky to have some great babysitters so close-by in a few years.
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And that was Natalie's First Birthday Party - Can't wait to see what's in store for her next year!