He met the two midway.
The traits of his blond big brothers; Jensen [reserved] and Lyoto [destructive] collided in late July as we finally took Baby Hero out to the wildflower meadows to smash his first birthday cake. Inquisitive yet unsure, he needed a little encouragement to sink his little fingers into the squishy chocolate sponge and sugary, buttersoft frosting…but he did it. More graceful than Lyoto and less hesitant than Jensen…and at a little picnic table that his brothers gave him for the occasion.
Hero’s birthday outfit was finally chosen from The Wee Department Store, made by Elfie. I debated jeans and a red white and blue shirt, but in the end these were just too cute and his legs just way too scrumptious not to show off. I think these are the sweetest and simultaneously most well made dungarees I’ve ever bought [and I’ve got at least thirty pairs a few].
We took his birthday balloons, his little first birthday hat by Little Blue Olive – which he amazingly wore and was very fond of, and his Smartie-studded cake by the very lovely talents behind Organic Annie’s in Winchester and we sat amongst the butterflies and spiders in the afternoon sun.
And now he wants to be one of the big boys.
Happy first birthday, Baby Hero.