So much to celebrate in one little day!
Today our sweet baby turned One! This year has flown by. It's hard to believe Calvin's only been in our family for one year - it seems like he's always been a part of us. I love seeing his personality develop. Already, I enjoy his easy going personality, his love for the outdoors, his quickness to laugh, his adorable cleft chin, his love for his brothers and his love of all things bread and those big blue eyes!
We celebrated with some chocolate cake.
which was a big hit!
Earlier in the evening, we went downtown to check out all the other people celebrating Calvin's birthday on New Year's Eve. The lights and live music were amazing.
Bundled up, enjoying the night.
Since we've been here, people have been telling us that New Year's Eve would be CRAZY. We kept hearing there would be lots of fireworks all over the city. Honestly, I thought this was a bit exaggerated. I was SO wrong. We began hearing fireworks around 7pm and then they continued mostly non-stop until about 1:30am. We're temporarily staying in our teammates apartment, while they're in Florida. They live on the top floor and have access to the rooftop. Their neighbors below us invited us to welcome in the New Year with them. So, they joined us on the top of the building with a bottle of champagne. Here is a shot of the panoramic view, about 15 minutes after the New Year.
FYI - private fireworks are illegal here.
Afterwards, we enjoyed some homemade Gluehwein, homemade Austrian cake and great conversation with our new friends downstairs.
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Calvin!