Cole is One
Portland, Oregon: Though it seems he was
born only a few weeks ago, somehow Mary and Steve's first grandchild, Cole
Joseph, turned one this week. We couldn't leave town with celebrating this huge
Mary's daughter-in-law, Laura, makes Martha Stewart look like a loser. Laura
decorated the house with an African animal theme and displayed photos
high-lighting Cole's first twelve months.
dining room buffet was the designated dessert area. So cute - and the cake
was absolutely delicious - a white butter cake with buttercream frosting,
and the icing was not overly sweet. Just perfect.
Rosycakes in Vancouver, Washington) baked the cutest sugar cookies,
decorated in a monkey motif. Mary baked apple hand pies.
Laura and Chris also served lunch - assorted sandwiches and salads - to the
40 gathered guests. Family. Friends. Family of Friends. The posse. (So
many of the posse also have babies and every single baby is a boy!) There
were huge bowls of animal crackers as snacks. Theme!
How cute is this photo display?
Laura and Chris (Mary & Steve's #3) give Cole his first sweet.
How cute is this little boy?
All the perfect decorations and foods the couple provided for
the party were nothing compared to the true theme of Cole's first birthday
Laura's Mom (Karen), Mary, Cole, and Marlene (Karen's Mom/Laura's
Chris and Laura come from loving homes with
long-married-and-super-supportive parents. Cole Joseph is surrounded by
generations of grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and so many
friends who will love and support him throughout his life.
Who couldn't love that little face!
Happy Birthday, Cole!
Until my next update, I remain, your party animal correspondent.
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