October 04, 2016

I can't hardly believe an incredible year has passed and Oslo is one. It sounds so weird to say I have a one year old, but I really love this age right now. Oslo is so adventurous and outgoing, and it seems every little thing he does is entertaining. 

We decided to have a small party to celebrate such a huge milestone. We waited until my older sister Alex arrived from Toronto, three days after Oslo's official birthday to have the party with just family. I wanted to keep the party simple, so I decided to make it a tea party (except replace tea with champagne) and baked tons of treats to enjoy. I love baking so I was thrilled to make Oslo's smash cake and other desserts for the rest of the guests to eat. 

Oslo loved opening his presents one by one, which ended up taking a lot longer than we thought it would. He was so cute with how proud he was when he would slowly rip the wrapping paper off and reveal the gift. After the gifts Alex who is a professional photographer took a few family photos of us as keepsakes. She has been there for most of Oslo's milestones, so it meant so much to have her here for his first birthday. 

Everyone was so incredibly generous to our boy, it really meant a lot. My family lives in Canada so sadly they couldn't be there to celebrate is person, but they sent so much love through their hand written cards and thoughtful gifts for Oslo. We are so thankful for all of the love.


No first birthday is complete without a smash cake for the one year old to devour. So I made a little cake for Oslo to attack. At first he carefully licked the icing off his fingers, but as soon as I cut the cake in half he picked up one half and went to town. He couldn't get enough, it was hilarious! Then of course our dog Pee-wee smelled some cake in the air and came down to see what was going on. Oslo loves to share food so Pee-wee got to join in on the cake smash as well.

The aftermath was very messy, but so adorable! 

It was such a fun and memorable day, and the perfect way to celebrate the first year with our baby. Watching him grow up and change with each passing month has been so special for us. I am so excited to see what happens this coming year. Happy Birthday 1st Oslo! We love you!

Thank you so much for all of the lovely birthday wishes, we appreciate each and every one. And of course a huge thank you to my very talented sister Alex for capturing this special day. You can see more of her beautiful work at Wild Eyed Photography.

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  1. Those cake pictures are the cutest!

  2. Oh Jules, this post is gorgeous! Oslo looked like he had the perfect birthday party, the table spread looks amazing and I love the addition of champagne to the tea party! I might have to steal your idea of a smash car
    For Oscar, the photos are so funny!! Xxx