#shareitsaturday / our 1st birthday tradition & the exploding chocolate cake

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We have a tradition for first birthdays – a nice family dinner at home to celebrate!

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When your family is HUGE, you have to keep it limited to parents, grandparents and siblings. I truly hate this because there are so many I’d love to invite, it would just end up being hundreds of people and that’s a bit overwhelming…believe me, we’ve done that a few times and whew….

For everyone we wanted to invite but couldn’t – I thought I’d share a little bit from our night with you!

Since Brock is our very own Curious George – that was our theme for dinner.

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Do you see the yellow plates and cups turned upside down with black? That’s the man with the yellow hat!! Cute, right??

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Instead of going with a big cake, my friend Allison made cupcakes for us!

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I learned how to make these little pinwheel flower toppers earlier this summer and made them all myself. So proud, ha!

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They were sooo good. Carrot cake with cream cheese and then banana with peanut butter frosting! Yummmo!

Brock was so excited, he just couldn’t stand it.

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Oh, yes – the party is HERE!

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Then it was time for his own cake. I picked it up at Harris Teeter and it was appropriately labeled “Chocolate Explosion Cake”!!

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He had noooo trouble digging in. Why yes, he is wearing a bib that says Kylie. Oh well.

It was such a great night with our family celebrating our little boy!

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Brock and Brian’s brother, Daniel.

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Joy and Chloe – our summer mainstays here at the house!

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Brock’s Great Grandmother – Mawmaw Carriker

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Grandparents – Mawmaw Shell, Pappy Elvis and Aunt Christy

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Grammie – Papa Kelly was super sick tonight. We missed him so!!

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Big sisters are the best!

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Wrapping it up on this #shareitsaturday with our crazy Haigler clan.

Happy Saturday, friends.

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Do birthdays different – keep it simple and have dinner at home with a close small group. You’ll be more comfortable and everyone can relax and enjoy. We love birthday dinners at home in our family – yay!

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In case you missed it – from the past week on the blog:

#funfriday / it’s apple pickin’ time in NC – our review of Sky Top Orchard

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#thirstythursday / 2 things – keep showing up and just be YOU

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To Brock: What I want you to remember from your 1st year

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#trashouttuesday / our closet hasn’t looked like this in 10 years

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#makeovermonday / the evolution of our messy pantry

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#slowitdownSunday / accepting your struggles, one day at a time

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#shareitsaturday / the best tomato I’ve ever tasted from a grocery store

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6 comments

  1. Happy first. Birthday. Little. Cutie. May God Bless you with many many more. Love the way y’all celebrated. Great pics. Love this blog Starr thank you for sharing. I love y’all 🍰

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  2. Happy First Birthday Brock! You little Cutie! Praying God’s blessings for you many times over. Watch out for Dad! You guys are outnumbered. LOL. Something tells me you will be just find though! Your Mom and Sisters Rock! Hey! That rhymes with Brock! Never too early 😉 Have a blast! Love, Gina H 🎉🎂🎈

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