Last weekend we attended Lincoln and Cooper's first birthday party in Stillwater, MN. The park, Washington Square Park, is a very nice city park. The story behind it a local man is using his own money to refurbish the city parks. He has established an endowment to support future upkeep of the parks. It was the cleanest city park I've ever been to. The bathroom door was arched. The picnic table tops were thick slabs of composite granite. The playground suited kids of all ages. And instead of plain old concrete sidewalks, they were paved with bricks.
The shelter was decorated in a "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" theme. It was very sweet and they thought of every details - even the boys' onesies were in theme! Their mom made red velvet cupcakes and it was the most entertaining first birthday cake attack I've ever seen. Red cake was EVERYWHERE!!
It has been really fun watching these two boys grow in the last year. And now I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that their mom, Christie, is the supreme party planner in these parts. I can stop trying now. :) Here are some photos from our day at the park. Fiona and Jo have become buds - shows, doesn't it? When Linc and Coop get a little older we'll do the blanket thing again.