Lily's 1st Birthday

Lily turned 1 on December 31st, and Jamie and Matt scheduled her party for today, January 4th.  We all met at a rec center in Ellicott City, and they had planned a really great celebration for all ages!  There were balloon animals, a Frosty the Snowman, and a pinata for the kids, great food and beer for the adults, a gorgeous cake for all of us, and a smash-cake for Lil.  Please enjoy my pictures of the afternoon!  And thanks Jamie and Matt for inviting everyone!

Lily can't get enough of her balloon animals.
Jamie dutifully took pictures every month of Lily, and displayed them near the cake :-)
Ryan, Mason, and Jessica were there!  Mason was a little angel and slept through most of the party.
Kristen and Bryan came along as well!
 The decapitation of the penguin pinata.
 Sadly there was only candy in the body, so Jamie had to help the kids get to the candy still.
Jamie and Lily!
We all sang to Lily and Jamie gave her her smash-cake.
She didn't know what to do with the cake at first.
But she caught on quickly!
Kristen and Mr. Mason!
Lily was so adorable.  She was so sweet the whole time, just excited to see so many family members and friends around her!  And she was really into the cake thing.
 The gorgeous family :-)
The ladies!  Kristen, Lil, Jamie, me, and Jessica.  We had a great time catching up and just hanging out together :-)
Jamie is the sweetest, most patient mom.  Lily was literally painting her with pink frosting, and Jamie was just laughing at the absurdity.  It was adorable to watch, and you can just see the love between Matt, Jamie, and Lily.
Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party Jamie and Matt!  I had a great time and I can't wait to see you all again soon!

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