Nick and I figured that we will have plenty of chances to put together crazy kid-centric parties in the coming years, so this year we decided to stick with a simple BBQ. Our neighbors, Sigfried and Elza, came over and between the 8 of us, we had a wonderful time celebrating our lovely Stella's first birthday.
The weather was perfect for an outdoor feast, so we sat on the veranda and soaked in the warm German breeze while enjoying a delicious dinner followed by two birthday cakes: One lactose-free chocolate cake made by yours truly, and one mini German cake made by Elza. We had a wonderful time and look forward to her next birthday!
Judy and Glenda were so happy to see Stella. Last time they saw her, she was only a few weeks old!
Elza, Siggy and Nick.
Mmmm! Enjoying a delicious lactose-free chocolate cake :)
Chef Boyar-Liv :)
Chef Boyar-Elza :)
Thanks for the adorable hat, Lilli! Stella loves it - but for now, she loves the box even more!
Shiny paper! How surprising!
Auntie Jess, Uncle Chris and Cousin Seren sent her this super creative bag with photos printed on it. Stella adores it!
Spending the day with the gals in Hannover.
Stella LOVES the attention!