Monday, September 29, 2008

The Baby's 1st Birthday!

Today I would like to reflect on a very special day in my son's life.....his first birthday! The baby, as I like to refer to him, turned one last June and we celebrated with family and friends. The celebration was outdoors at my parent's house. I knew that I wanted an outdoor party and it made sense to have it at their house since they have a lot more land than I do. It was a beautiful summer day. He had an Elmo themed party so I made an Elmo cake. We prepared hamburgers, hotdogs, coleslaw and baked beans....yummy!

The baby wasn't too sure what he was supposed to do with the cake but after a while he figured it out! He had cake from head to toe! We literally had to give him a bath before he opened his gifts. Notice in the picture below he is in a different outfit and his hair is wet.

My dear friend and co-worker Stephanie put together a video of all his pictures from birth to 12 months and put them to music. We played the video at his party for all the family to see. It was very sweet. Thanks Steph!

He enjoyed opening all the gifts but I think he enjoyed playing with all the paper more. Go figure!

The Hubby and I got him a Radio Flyer wagon for his birthday. It is a two-seater with seatbelts as well as a canopy attachment for shade. He loves it and to this day he enjoys going for afternoon walks with mommy and daddy in it.

It was a great day!


April said...

How sweet! Oh, what I'd give to have those precious baby days back, again. They go by much too fast, so enjoy every single moment. Before you know it, you'll be the mom of a TEENAGER and you'll wonder where that sweet baby went. :) Trust me, on that one! Thanks for sharing your cute pictures!!

Sandy Toes said...

Happy Birthday! What a sweetie! I love first fun...treasure it...hold that little hand tight...they get big so quick!
-Sandy toes

Elizabeth said...

Sweet pictures. I miss my babies, now 5 and 8, they grow up so fast.

Marie said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm glad to find another Georgia girl! Well...technically I'm just a temporary GA girl, but I'm enjoying it! I have no idea what's going to come from this financial mess our country is in either... I've even stopped going to the thrift store! Now THAT is a crisis!

Happy first birthday to your son! :o)

Angela said...

I LOVE your newest blog layout!!! Very pretty... and I have to say your baby boy is precious!

Yes, LOST is by far the best show ever, and I was never a real tv show watcher before it came on... when it returns we will have to compare notes!

Reynie said...

I love the expression on his face while he eats the cake. Too cute!

Daphine said...

He is sooooooooooo cute! Oh, how fast they grow up. Thanks for sharing.

Alyce said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Your boys are so adorable!