Friday, August 29, 2014

1st Birthday Bash

On March 28, 2014 our baby boy began his venture into toddlerhood.  And let me tell you, planning your first first birthday is no small feat.  I do find it quite interesting how we, as parents, put so much effort into the planning and execution of a 1st birthday party that our littles will not have the slightest memory of.  I suppose we do it for the pictures, and for our own memories, but I can't help think that we sort of do it for the guests :)  Either way, we had a fantastic time celebrating with family and friends.

We decided to go with an airplane theme, since thats what L's room is decorated in.  So airline ticket invitations were sent out, decorations were made and hung, balloon clouds were taped to the walls and ceilings (thanks to Aunt Heather and Uncle Jason!), and I made my very first (probably of many) kids birthday cake in the shape of an airplane (cake decorating help courtesy of Nana).

We were very fortunate to be able to spend L's actual birthday as just a little family of three on the actual day.  And just as fortunate to be able to celebrate him with so many friends and family the next day.  We are very thankful that so many people chose to come and celebrate our newly turned toddler.  Special thanks to Aunt Heather and Uncle Jason for driving all the way here just for the weekend.

In true form, L didn't wake up from his nap until about 25 minutes into the party, but other than that, it was a perfect day.  Thanks to Poppy for capturing so many great pictures!

Balloon clouds

Baggage claim party favors

Smash cake


Capt. Luke!

Airplane highchair!

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