Monday, September 12, 2011

Jacob's 1st Birthday Party.


I finally am getting the chance to post photos of Jacob's 1st birthday.
It's only been a week so that's not too bad, right?

It was a fantastic party, so much fun, good food, and I was stress free. 
I'm never stress free for a party and boy does it make a difference.
Come the morning of the party I seriously had no worries.
Which secretly made me a tiny nervous because parties equal stress, right? 
Anyway everything went wonderfully, except that I forgot to take a lot of pictures. Opps. 
So I have no pictures of the fabulous cupcakes my sister made. 
I'm really sad about that. I guess we'll just have to make them again and takes some photos. 
Oh bummer. 
On to the details...

I had so much fun creating all the decorations thanks to DimplePrints.
I loved being able to print out what I needed and create my own decorations.
I was super excited when I found these popcorn bins at the dollar tree. I knew they were just what I needed.




Since we had the carnival theme going we set up a few games for the "bigger" kids.




We had some yummy treats to start,

and an even better lunch.
(Costco pizza is the way to go. Cheap, easy, and so good.)

Everyone had a great time eating, playing, and enjoying the day.



My favorite part of the day was the cake. 
For me, it's always the best part of the 1st birthday.
Jacob was slow to start, surprisingly, but once he had a taste he dove right in.





Such a messy, sugary little guy.

At some point the kids, big and small, got a little crazy with the face paint.




This is my favorite picture of him ever.

And lastly, the books!
Remember how we collected books for The Joyful Life Library?
Well we received 59 in all!!

Awesome!
Thank you everyone!

We had a wonderful 1st birthday for our little guy.
I can hardly believe a year has already come and gone.
I love you little Jacob.


5 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The party sounds like it was a lot of fun. I love your can game.

katie said...

Love the decorations and super love the book donations!

the girl in the red shoes said...

What an adorable party! The kids look like they had so much fun. I'm totally lovin' the picture of Jacob with cake everywhere! Too cute!

Gee said...

Great pix!! And...a fun time was had by all!! :)

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

yay!! happy birthday to your jabob!!
i love the photos of him smashing his cake. those are priceless!

thank you so much for collecting books for our project. you guys have just blessed so many by doing this!

-xo