Party outfit courtesy of her Uncle Pierre and Auntie Debbie - baptism gift.Auntie Bari is my special guest photographer for this post as most of these photos are hers. Except this one:
Let's start with the food shall we?
The cupcakes are from Itsi-Bitsi (same ones we got for her baptism and incidentally the same ones I had for my shower way back when)
Those little lemon ones were delish. My mouth is actually watering as I type this and I've already eaten two of them today.
Bari came up with the idea of having tea sandwiches along with our sweets so I dug out some cookie cutters, actually bought some white bread and we threw it all together on Sunday morning.
Matthew made egg salad:
And a superb chicken salad:
And I came up with these cucumber ones for people who maybe don't like mayonnaise as much as we do...
We also had party hats:
Isabelle with cutie Viggo (Liliane had to get in for a little cuddle) .
And our swimming partner, Rose! (With Mummy Julie)
Here are some of our non-diaper-wearing guests:
Liliane was a total pro when it came to demolishing her birthday cupcake since she already had a practice run on Thursday...
And even better when it was time for presents. She was totally into the cards! Plus it helps that her new word is "Wow!" Makes for a pretty impressive reaction.
She got some really really lovely gifts. I will be posting pictures of her wearing/playing with her new stuff over the next little while. Thank you all so much!
This one is from Maman and Papa. I got it for her, anti-stuffed-animal policy aside, because it is so super soft and bigger than she is. I knew she would like it.
After it was all over we came home and had a video chat with my family in Vancouver:
Then Uncle Matthew gave Liliane some goodbye zerberts:
We are all partied, ballooned, celebrated and cupcaked out over here. But in a good way. We had a great afternoon with our dear friends and family and cannot say enough how we appreciate all the help and encouragement we have received this last year.
And now to rest up a little until the papararzzi comes out again for Halloween... Ouf.