Cadence Turns One!

posted Feb 12, 2012, 6:52 PM by Stephen Zenter
We spent this past weekend in Shreveport to celebrate our niece, Cadence's, first birthday.  We were able to spend some quality time with both sides of the family, which Christopher definitely enjoyed.  However, the main event was the owl-themed afternoon party!  Derek and Andrea (Sara's brother and sister-in-law) held the party at their house along with lots of friends and family.  Pink and brown owls decorated the walls and the cakes - Cadence of course had her own to enjoy.
Christopher and Cadence got to catch up.  They hadn't seen
each other
since Christmas and clearly had a lot to discuss.  Cadence spent some time opening her many gifts.  She received lots of toys and clothes and a big red wagon.  After the gifts were all opened, we enjoyed some cake.  We all gathered around to watch Cadence eat hers first.  She was a bit timid at first but then learned to dig right in!  I think she wound up in a sugar coma by the time she was done. 
After everything was wrapped up, Christopher and Cadence enjoyed some more cousin time.  They walked and talked around the house for a bit and stopped here and there to play with some toys.  We had a great time in Shreveport spending a special time with our sweet niece, as you can see in this album.  Happy Birthday, Cadence!