Elise's first birthday fell on Thanksgiving Day so instead of having a huge blow out that she won't even remember, we just had a small gathering of family and friends to celebrate this milestone. Elise really did have a wonderful time and squealed and laughed all evening long. She really did have a wonderful first birthday. It was perfect.
Let me also add that we're having camera issues... that accounts for the blurriness and bright white spots. When I see bright white spots and everything is blurry, it usually means I've had too much wine. I can assure you I have not been letting my camera drink ;). I'm boycotting buying a new one bc I feel like I buy a new camera every other year.