Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birthday Party for a Big Boy

Well, Sweets' first birthday party has come and gone, and I have to say, I'm a little relieved. It was an emotional day, and a crazy one, leading up to the party. But all in all, we had a fabulous time celebrating with our family and friends. I'll spare you my sob story about how I can't believe he's already one and just give you the good stuff!

Now if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that sleep is not really Sweets' thing. But he napped so well on his birthday (which was really like a gift for mommy ;) that he was late to his own party! BUT, I can't complain, because he was in a great mood!

Our little family :)

The birthday boy enjoying his dinner.

Singing happy birthday and getting his first chance at that cake!

Being a ham for the crowd.

It was like he couldn't believe his good luck that we were letting him eat that whole cupcake!

Cake ended up in his hair, in his ears, all over his clothes and was a sticky mess. But you only turn one once!

Sharing his sticky, mushy cake with mommy.

Working on his giant pile of presents. Notice how he's half naked? Yeah, his shirt didn't survive cake-a-pa-looza.

He got so many wonderful gifts!

Do you think I got any photos of all my hard work on the food, decorations or cake? Nope. I was running around like a crazy lady. All I managed to get was this shot of the favors - s'mores on a stick. They were yummy!

Yeaaaaaaaah, we're going to need a bigger house.

THANK YOU so much to everyone who came and celebrated with us! It meant so much to us to have you there. A very special thanks to my mom, who took the entire day off of work to help me with all the last minute prep (and waited around at the house for the sleepy guest of honor to wake up!), Hubs' grandma for making her famous baked beans (there were very few survivors), and my in-laws for helping with the food and showing up like a band of party-planning angels just when I needed them! I hope you enjoyed your first birthday as much as we did, Handsome Boy!  


  1. what a fun looking party! great work! love that he slept before the party; bet that made you breath a whole lot easier! ;)

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