Today we celebrated Kennedy's first birthday (a little late) with a party, and all kinds of special guests came. Cousin Ruby was there with Aunt Liz, and Kennedy was very eager to play with her!
We were also really happy to have Ms. Stephanie and Mr. Patrick (former teachers of Lela and Resli, and more recently Kennedy's babysitters when she was just a couple months old), and Ms. Jenifer (who was Resli's preschool teacher and our preferred babysitter for years), and Maria (a graduate student in my department who has done her fair share of Kennedy-watching), along with Grandma and Granddaddy too of course.
Resli and Lela started off the party inviting all the ladies to the "salon" in their room, which involved hairstyles and product and other kinds of girlie fun.
And then we brought out the party hats. Like any good one-year-old, Kennedy was none too sure about that elastic band.
The older sisters, on the other hand, wore theirs well.
And then it was cake time. We made it in the shape of a 1, of course, and Resli and Lela were largely responsible for the decorations. (I did the lettering, they did the sprinkling.)
Kennedy, she digs cake.
So much so that she really didn't want Aunt Liz getting too close to that plate!
After cake we opened presents, which Resli and Lela were far more interested in than Kennedy. But she got some great toys and books and a few beautiful dresses, and she's very grateful for the friends and fun and good company of the afternoon.
I can't believe my little baby is already one!