We celebrated Maeve's 1st birthday yesterday with family. The theme was "Apple of our Eye." Dad deep-fried a turkey and we had homemade mac and cheese, stuffing, and salad with most of the meals made with apples. We even had homemade strawberry apple ice cream and birthday cake from Queen of Cakes. Maeve opened fun toys and shared them with her cousin Finn (or took them away from him when he had what she wanted). She loved her clothes, books, personalized towels, puzzle with her name on it and handmade hats from Grandma Jan. She enjoyed spending time with Aunt Morgan, Aunt Anne, and Aunt Laura as well as Uncle Scott and Uncle Jon. We sang happy birthday twice and Maeve smashed her cake and got frosting in her ear. Once all of the presents were unwrapped and the meal was done, Maeve gave her guests an apple favor bag with goodies and art projects that she made over the last year. Everyone at the party also shared a favorite memory of Maeve from her first year.
We had a great time celebrating and looking forward to many fun birthday parties in the future.