Lucette's first birthday

First birthdays are so much fun! In fact, I'm not sure who has more fun. Is it the child who dunks the face or hands straight into the middle of the cake? Or is it the family who busts up laughing knowing they'll probably hate these pictures when they're 18? In any case, they are a fun family event. And oh boy, did my little niece have an enormous gathering of people there. To clarify, this group of people probably doesn't seem that big to many families. But for me who's used to only two nieces and a sprinkling of cousins, this was big and crazy and fun. Like a first birthday party ought to be!

You can see even better pictures on Ashton's blog. So click here