Sunday, September 11, 2011

1st Birthday Party!!!!

We had Cameron's 1st birthday party Sunday evening- it was a huge success!!!! It our first time throwing a birthday party outside of just family members. We had a house full. The party goers were: Steve's mom and dad and brother Scott; Steve's Aunt Marilyn and cousins Tina and Ricky; my mom and niece Hailey; my brother in law Jason, niece Emma, and nephew Layne; Gretchen, Pierce, and Hope; Tracey, Levi, and Maggie; Steve's co-worker Jerome, his wife Divine and their kids Jeremy and Bryce; and Steve's high school friend Josh. He had lots of of yummy food, hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, green beans, mac and cheese, queso and chips. I have a ton of leftovers. I may not have to cook for week.

Remember me talking about a theme? I didn't really know what to do at first, he doesn't really have a favorite type of toy. Since we were having his party on the first Sunday of the NFL season we HAD to have a football themed party. Those are football shaped Reese's cups in the back. I had wanted the cake to have the Colt's symbol for me and the Bears symbol of Steve on it. However, they can't hand draw that stuff because of copyright infringement so I went with Colts and Bears colors. It came out looking like a Bears cake... it was still cute though.

The birthday boy's cake!

I didn't have any cake but did have about 4 of these yummy goodness I call cookies. After sending cookies home with about 4 different people I still have some left.

Like my plates and napkins?

It was beautiful when everyone first arrived so the kids headed outside to play. Just because he is cute and showing off a new shirt from Uncle Scott.

The kids enjoyed some football.

Aren't they pretty? Gretchen came in town this weekend and was able to make the party! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

As soon as it was eating time and we set up some chairs outside the Heaven's opened up and it started to pour! We sent the big kids downstairs to eat, the adults just ate wherever, and I sat Cooper on the kitchen floor, he tends to be a bit messy.

Mommy and Daddy with the birthday boy!

We cut the cake for the adults and let Cameron start ripping at his gifts. Scott wrapped his in Christmas wrapping paper, he claims Cooper picked it out. It also happened to be our wrapping paper.

In true Cameron fashion he has to eat wrapping paper and climb in boxes.

Since he disappeared on me I posed with a gift.

He liked the toy truck from Gretchen and kids.

I had a few helpers.Just cause she's cute! Wish I had a picture of Hope in her hot pink shirt and zebra print pants. That girl was style.

Next it was time for Camerons' cake. I love this, it's like he is saying, "Is this for me?"

Cooper decided to help out a bit.

He got a little excited eating straight icing.

Dive in buddy, dive in!

He was starting to look a little full.

Our attempt at a family picture.

I love this, we weren't bathing him, he was just playing in the sink.
Thank you to all our family and friends who came out to help us celebrate. We are blessed beyond words that our boys have such caring people in their lives. Thank you for all you do! We love you guys!


ginmommy said...

You need to explain to me how I missed the football shaped Reese's cups?!?! I'm distraught. Oh, maybe because I was too busy shoving football shaped cookies in my mouth....
Great party! So happy I could be there. Love your boys, and love you! Oh, and I even love Steve.

Jaime Mac said...

UHM you have PLENTY of leftovers? Like PLENTY of football shaped Reese cups leftovers? (I can be over tonight after work to pick some of those up! :))
Happy 1st birthday to your baby, Cameron!
(Gretchen looks thrilled to be outdoors while people throw balls around! lol!)

Susie said...

Happy Birthday Cameron!! Glad to see that his party went good!!

The McAfee's said...

I am so happy the party was a smashing success!!! I also love the one of Gretchen sitting outside!! ha ha!! :)

Jill said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Cameron! :)

Tracey said...

Great party, James!!! We had a lot of fun. I am a fool...I noticed the football Reese's and FORGOT to get one. FOOL, I tell ya! Loved all of Cam's toys!!!