Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daddy & Daughter Birthday Date

It is official - Caitlin is now 1!

She woke up early yesterday which meant we could open presents before I had to go to work.

The Irishman took the day off, so they sent me pictures of their fun throughout the day. (Every picture in this post is from his phone.) The first stop was the Pancake House for breakfast.

From there they headed to Barnes and Noble to pick out some Christmas books for her birthday. He wants to make this a tradition, so I guess we should be glad she was born in November!

My two favorite people came to have lunch with me yesterday. Caitlin got shy when my class came back in the room after lunch, but she clapped her hands when they sang Happy Birthday to her.

I had to go back to work, but Daddy and Caitlin headed on to the park to ride the carousel.

When they got home, Caitlin decided that she should not have to nap on her birthday. Instead she and Daddy celebrated her birthday via the webcam with the family in Ireland. They had a cupcake and a candle for her there and Daddy gave her some white chocolate buttons here. She wore the birthday bib her Aunties bought her when they were here. (No pictures for this one...I was still at work and the Irishman had to hold Caitlin for the webcam!)

One of Morgan's "mates from uni" and his lovely girlfriend are in town, so they came over after lunch and took a walk with my favorite two. When I got home we ordered pizza and brought it to the beach for a picnic dinner.

(It was getting dark and this was from Morgan's phone...but you can see the bib from Harrod's that they brought for Caitlin.) On the way home we stopped at a fancy cupcake bakery and picked up some mini-cupcakes. We'd planned to let Caitlin eat hers when we got home, but she was WORN OUT from her birthday date.

I've washed her birthday shirt though and we are ready for round two! The Irishman and I are both off work today so we are taking the birthday girl to the zoo and enjoying those left over cupcakes.

Happy Birthday Caitlin!


Mommyto2 said...

Busy Day! 1st birthdays are the best!

Agate Lake Girl said...

Happy Birthday Caitlin! Sounds like you a very special first birthday. I'm sure you'll be celebrating a few more times at least so enjoy!

P.S. Rylee is singing Happy Birthday to you right now. :)