all photos except "cake smash" and first 2 photos by Emily Sellers
On April 2nd, we celebrated our little boy's first birthday. Both sets of grandparents were able to be in town for it, which was very special. Tim's family was in town for three weeks from New Zealand, and my parents were in town from Chicago. We all haven't been together since our wedding, SIX YEARS ago! Needless to say, it was very special and we all had a blast. Max had a ton of presents to open, lots of balloons to play with, and plenty of cake to smash in his face! It was so fun showering him with all the toys and treats throughout the day. We weren't sure how he would do with so much attention on him from so many people, but he was loving it. I'm sure it helped that there was a new toy everywhere he looked ;)
He really is such a sweet and funny guy. He will do anything multiple times in a row if he knows it'll make us laugh. Tonight, we were out for dinner and Tim asked him if he could dance (something he just started doing last night). Without hesitation, Max started bopping up and down to the music. It was THE cutest. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing son. This past year has been such an incredible journey. We have all learned so much about each other. It's amazing to see how much he trusts and loves us completely, out of everyone else in the world. He is our little dream boy.