Hardly seems possible that an entire YEAR has gone by since Ted’s birth here in New Zealand! What an absolute pleasure for all of us to celebrate our precious little ‘Teddy Bear’… baby number 8.5 who really shouldn’t be here in our 2.5 child society.
How HAPPY we are that he is!!!
Ted’s birthday did not follow the route of Faith’s (can read about her’s here) but took on an entirely different life. This time around his actual birthday, March 14, was celebrated simply with a fun meal of fish n chips ordered from the local pub–full on Kiwi style for our first Kiwi baby.
We of course HAD to throw an actual party even if not on the actual day. Not as much for Ted who didn’t know what was going on! But for the sake of the rest of the us who would have been devastated to not have a proper celebration for our baby boy.
Three days later we pulled it off… teddy bear cake by Mom; birthday decorations by Lloyd; photography by Dad; enthusiasm by Peas; additional guests to make a party Jake, Anna, Leah, Dave and Ben.
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET LITTLE TEDDY BEAR!
And here are a few extra photos just so you all know that Ted is actually a very happy, smiley child except when shocked under birthday party pressure.