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first birthday

It happened…

HE TURNED ONE!

I have a ONE year old son!!  I have a one year old son??? What?..!

I love that boy MORE than he will ever know. We feel very blessed to have a happy and healthy one year old boy who fills us with so much love.. it’s overflowing.. blah blah mushy mushy- I know. But I would have never known the feeling until I got to experience it. It’s pure love.

We made it through the first year! What a great feeling. What an accomplishment! very hard to believe.

Ok- so his birthday was on Friday and we started the celebrations first thing in the morning. Got him dressed, tried to tame his sleepy hair, all while getting myself showered and ready for the day too. Do you know how to juggle? I never knew I could juggle so well. I have the best husband. and parents.

We took baby L downstairs to see a ‘special birthday’ decorated house just for him! Lots of fun dollar store party decorations, silly sound makers, lots of gift bags, balloons. He was like “Guys, what happened to the house?.. it’s pretty cool.. I like what you’ve done with the place”

Since he has recently dropped his first nap, we got his coat and boots on and headed out for a yummy yummy birthday breakfast with daddy, before he had to go to work. So much fun. Baby L knew something was different today.

He got the royal treatment starting with a pancake and eggs, banana and the coolest origami cut apple we have ever seen. Who knew Cora’s knew how to make animals out of apples.  That was really really fun for him. Maybe more fun for us… oy. cheap thrills.

We headed home, opened some presents, and then my mom came over to play with L before nap time.

I love nap time.

Anyways, the night before his birthday, my amazingly talented baker cousin came over to make Elmo cupcakes with me.

We weren’t having so many people over for his actual birthday, but thought this would be so exciting and fun for him.

I love to bake, but know nothing about decorating. She taught me a lot.  She also made an amazing Thomas cake for some other family that came to see him on Monday. I already hired her for his real birthday party next week.

Here are a few of the awesome Elmo cupcakes! They were SOO delish!

 

Elmo getting fur!

Elmo getting eyes!

Elmo looking so cute all dressed up to celebrate L’s 1st Birthday!

and yet we still have one more party – the real birthday party next week.

Let the fun and last minute planning begin…

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Food Glorious Food!

Hi Friends!

Now this is a great use of my son’s nap time. Back to the blog!  I know that I’ve been away a little while.    Well anyways, I’m here and that’s all that matters  🙂

1st Birthday planning continues…..

As I decide the menu for my boys big day… I’m excited about all of the ideas that come to my head, but then I realize all the work and time it will take to make each recipe.

This party is one month away!

The date and time are set, invites are out, guests have RSVP. We are having a gathering of about 25 close family and friends at our home. The menu will be brunch food, but the theme of the party is still to be determined.

Last week I went to check out a great party store in our area and they had tons of themes to choose from. The ones that stood out to me were “Thomas”, “Winnie the Pooh”, or just a generic “1st Birthday”. I am leaning towards Thomas because my son loves this large colorful “Thomas and Friends” book that he spends quite a bit of time reading and pointing to the pictures saying, “that” and identifying the birds and the water and even the banana in the picture- hehe, it’s such a pleasure to watch him as he keeps growing and learning. He is such a blessing to us. Is he really a year old in just a few short weeks?  Wow. How life has changed.  Amazing how precious each moment is. Life is such a gift.

Thomas is one of the books that holds his interest the longest and he LOVES books… that’s gotta say something!

WHAT SHALL WE EAT?

Now for the menu- I’m thinking lots of mini personal portions. Easy to grab, mingle, laugh, play, and eat.

Some ideas are :

  • Mini chocolate chip pancakes
  • Cookie cutter grilled cheese
  • Carrot and zucchini muffins with cream cheese icing.
  • Fruit skewers
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Veggies and dip

I am so excited about this yummy yummy looking recipe from the fabulous Bakerella website!

Mini Maple Pancake Muffins

Here is a pic just so you get the idea of how delectable and CUTE these are!

Here is one more Yum Yum Yummy looking and healthy I might add, recipe from the great Weelicious website.

Weelicious has wonderful kid friendly recipes that are healthy and very appealing to the whole family.

Zucchini Muffins

Looks something like this..~!  Let’s get those veggies into the kids- when the kids are happy, the parents are happy, and when the parents are happy- everyone is happY!

Have any more suggestions for me??  Please let me know!  Can’t wait to hear.

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