On the day after Christmas, we invited nearly twenty guests from Mount Vernon (and surrounding areas) to Charlie's first birthday party. Charlotte decided to wear a birthday sash so everyone would know who the birthday girl was:
|pictured with her new favourite toys: cow and camel|
Jason made a lovely selection of tea sandwiches and we all drank tea from vintage tea cups. In an attempt to make things look less Christmasy, I wrapped the Christmas tree up in crepe paper. I think it is a new birthday tradition: the Charlie Tree.
|The Charlie Tree|
We crammed my sister's house full of guests:
|my dad, "Dadada"|
|The newest addition to the Abbott clan!|
|Molly and my dad's 96-year-old "girl friend", Marie.|
|Danny, my sis and Berb|
|part of the crowd listening to Aunty Katie tell a riveting story|
After lots of tea drinking and sandwich eating, we all headed to the kitchen to watch Charlie smash up her smash cake. Jason made a special UK version for Charlie to destroy:
But, Charlie was too much of a little lady to do much more than poke at it:
It was less of a "smash cake" and more of a "poke cake." (Note, that most of the frosting missing was from Jason and me!)
She eventually did a bit more cake smashing when we gave her a pretty pink cupcake. She even ate a little bit of it!
After cake and presents, we did a whole slew of videos for The Marmite Project, so stay posted for those. (My sister's video was especially amazing . . . )
All in all, it was a great day!