Monday, September 19, 2016

Jane's first birthday (and our small group party!)

For Jane's birthday this year, we decided not to do a big separate party because we were already hosting our Small Group's kick off party for the fall that same week. We decided we would have Jane's birthday cake as dessert for our Small Group party and just have it double as a little birthday party for her. One of the couples in our group this past year is moving and this was their last weekend here in Virginia. We are so thankful for this crew and love doing life with these people. We will miss our friends who are moving but are excited to see what this year brings. Our Small Group (2015 - 2016):

We made dinner for the group and set up the tables inside (because of the lingering heat). It was chaotic with 8 children 3 years old and under, but we all had a fantastic time. 

And the kids...8 of them...all girls!

Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Jane before we broke out dessert.

I made Jane a blueberry-lemon cake with blueberry frosting (and made her a mini-cake).

She was definitely not as into cake as Eleanor was at her first birthday, but gave it a decent show.

Happy FIRST birthday, sweet Jane!


Patty said...

Happy birthday sweet Jane! Wonderful to see how excited E was when that cake was out. And fun to see your family room set up for a special dinner! Can't believe our Jane is 1 already!

Dorothy said...

Happy birthday Jane. So great that your small group was there to celebrate her!!! Great video!