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Harrison’s first birthday party was a success! I was pretty nervous about the whole thing. There is a lot of pressure for a perfect 1st birthday party.

We decided on a pirate’s treasure┬átheme to incorporate his golden birthday in there. I googled and researched and practiced and made a really awesome treasure chest birthday cake. Brice’s dad, Bill, made an amazing nearly life-sized ship. Both of Brice’s parents helped us prepare a ton of food. It was so fun to celebrate with lots of our friends and family.

Harrison was a little tentative with his birthday cake, but he eventually dove in. He had a blast opening gifts, too. He didn’t understand why as soon as he had finally gotten one open and found out what was inside, I took it away and made him open another one. He just wanted to start playing!

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(I’m so behind! There are going to be some catch up posts coming up)

We went to Brookfield for Father’s Day weekend to celebrate my step father, Paul’s, 60th birthday. It was a rare opportunity to get all 7 of the kids together. Paul’s brothers and sisters all came to Wisconsin for the party, too.

My step-brother-in-law is a very talented photographer and got some great shots of Harrison and the whole family. I can’t wait to see them!

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