Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our Little Big 1

The last monthly picture...what a guy! Those photos got harder and harder each month. What a fun memory to have in his baby book though.


We were so excited to throw our baby boy a party to celebrate his big 1!






We even decorated the Christmas decorations on the porch in honor of our birthday boy!


The mantle and hearth tree were in full birthday mode. We also had a little slide show running on the TV.

The kitchen was party central. I had so much fun making everything, with the help of my graphics pal, Leslie. She designed the banners, invitation and hats for me. I then printed them and made them all, and the goodie bags. I also made the cakes, cupcakes and cake balls. The cookies on a stick were made by the ever-so-talented, Amy C. of the Fort. It was such a fun undertaking!


I painted the ones for both cakes.


Posing with our birthday boy in clothing that matched the theme. Randall is such a sweet man to allow me to go overboard with my party planning. Bless him.


Henry loved his blue vanilla cake. He was very laid back about it. He was not sure about everyone lined up against the wall staring at him while he ate his cake. I am sure that had to be a bit odd for him.


He got excited when Grandaddy and Marmie tried to take some of his cake. Cake then starting flying and landing on the floor. Fun, fun.
He loved opening presents. He was also unsure about this activity, but enjoyed seeing what was under all the wrappings.


The fun than begin with all our little loves fighting over the toys. Henry gives up easily. I laughed at how he basically gave his toys away and refused to fight for them. I am sure that will change, but I am glad he seems to share so well!



We were so grateful for all the family and friends who drove a long way to celebrate our birthday boy.

The birthday boy pooped out after it was over. He did so well during his party. We were so proud of him. We gave him 2 naps that morning to prepare him...it worked!
His Juju came the night before with 3 of the Fab 4 and spent the night with us. We had a big time!

The party was over and the real world was back in full swing when Henry had to go to the doctor for his 1 year shots. He was such a trooper. I was so glad his Daddy was with us to help wrestle him with the help of our sweet nurse. I am not good at that, so much. I have other strengths and abilities in the mothering department. He is in the 80th percentile in overall growth and just perfect! We feel blessed beyond measure to have such a happy and healthy 1 year old!
What a year!!

Abby

3 comments:

Kelley said...

Looks like a wonderful party! I love the cake and decorations. It looks like he had a ball.

Amanda M. said...

WOW! You did an AWESOME job on the decorations! I think you should open your own party decorating business. Seriously. Everything looked FABULOUS right down to the cake.
Also - H's highchair is gorgeous. Did you have it made?

Sisters said...

Thank you, girls!
Amanda, the highchair was my cousins. We painted it black to match our kitchen and covered it with the same fabric that is on our dining room chairs. It is a fun little highchair!