After we got back from the park, it was time to open presents! Chloe had tons of presents, courtesy of Aunt Amy, Grandma Tami and Papa Dirk, Grandma Nell and Grandpa Andrew, and Great-Grandma and Grandpa Dobson. And mommy and daddy of course...But really we bought her like 5 things...All for like 5 bucks. (Not each...All together. Abooyah) :)
Chloe didn't really understand presents at first, but got the hang of it after awhile. But instead of wanting to open more, she just wanted to play with whatever she had just opened! So once we played with it (or read it) reallllllly fast, we'd move on to the next one. And eventually she figured out that clothes weren't fun, so when she felt a soft present, she'd just shake her head no and keep playing with whatever she was holding. It was pretty funny! *I'm saying-Three books! Wow!!**And the playing instead of unwrapping begins... *Chloe loves her cell phone! It makes noise and has three pictures that change every time you open it. It's awesome! *Chloe got a new teaset from Aunt Amy. It's so cool! It teaches you manners and the little tea lady has an English accent. Chloe and I both love it....But I know all the songs :)
Then it got really exciting.... Chloe got a new car!!! My mom found it online and sent me a check and I went and bought it.... (It was so hard to find! Every target in the surrounding area said (online) that they had them in stock...but then when we'd go there no one had it! I was starting to get upset, especially when people would say-Yeah, we have them, and then come back with a car with mickey mouse or winny the pooh on it. I was like-No! PRINCESSES. I want PRINCESSES!!!!!...But finally we found it! I was so so so so happy!) *She LOVES the princesses on the front and loves to watch them spin around....Too bad the buttons that make them spin around no longer work. I still have the receipt but not the box....think they'll still take it back? Doubtful.
She LOVES it! Thanks G Nell and G Andrew!
After we did presents we had cake. I made her cake, a doggy, because she looooooves dogs. I made the cake the day before and decorated it the night before her party. Tami helped me figure out how to do it and make a pattern so I'd know where to cut the cakes to make it into a dog. I definitely couldn't have done it without her! She also helped make all the frosting!!! Thank you soooo much, Tami! I think it ended up really cute.
We tried teaching her how to blow, and by the time her party came around she was pretty good at it....But she just wanted to grab the candle instead of blow it out. So I got to blow it out for her. :)
I really wanted Chloe to get messy and have fun with it, and I was very happy with the end result. She left her party hat on the whole time (she was so distracted by the cake!) and only got messy around her mouth. It was perfect! Just messy enough :) She was a little confused at first....She's never had a big piece of cake just plopped on her tray before....But she loved it! Eventually she stopped looking at it and just kept shoveling it in.
It was basically the BEST first birthday party EVER!!!!