Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jack's 1st Birthday (Part 1)

We were very fortunate to be able to go home to celebrate Jack's 1st birthday! We had lots of family and friends that were able to make it, which made it really special. We were definitely reminded of how lucky we are to have such a wonderful family and group of friends. The party was a blast and went really well despite the heat. It is so hot right now in the South! Luckily we were able to keep cool inside...I'm really glad I didn't plan a party at the park or somewhere outside. The party was at 4 pm b/c Jack still takes a morning and afternoon nap, so I wanted to make sure he'd be rested and happy for the event. We had hotdogs with all the toppings, chips & ofcourse the cake. I did end up making the cake myself which was really fun, and I have to say I was really proud of myself. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. Jack got tons of gifts, and he loves them all! We definitely won't have to buy any toys for quite awhile!

Here are a few pictures. I have more coming from my mom's camera and my cousin's camera. When it was time to sing happy birthday I couldn't find my camera. Luckily there were plenty of people willing to takes pics for us. I will get them up as soon as I get them!
Trying out his new lawn mower with Uncle Braden(*Brad's nephew...we're having Jack call him uncle b/c of the huge age difference). Thank you Aunt Jenny for the mower...Jack loves it!
Birthday cake time!
The birthday cake.
Everyone should know that Brad was in charge of doing the top piece for Jack to eat! He did a very good job and Jack loved eating it!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, Rebecca! I can't believe you made that cake yourself--I mean, I CAN believe YOU made it, but I could never do something like that (as much as I'd love to be able to)! Glad Jack had a happy 1st birthday!!! He is just getting cuter and cuter everyday!