Sunday, September 14, 2014

CJ's First Birthday Party

On Saturday, we celebrated CJ's first birthday with some of our family and friends.    I love having birthday parties for our kids at home and making their day extra special for them.  Of course, anyone who knows me knows that there MUST be a theme and that theme is carried through out the party...even down to how we dress!  The theme for CJ's first birthday party was mustaches with a red and teal-blue color scheme.    The theme greeted you even before you entered!

During the first month of his life, I took pictures to capture how he had grown and changed.  Seeing all of those pictures on display to compare how he had changed in such a short period of time was overwhelming.  Looking back at those pictures makes celebrating this day even sweeter.

Oh boy is this baby spoiled!  We have some pretty wonderful family and friends!  Thank you all for making CJ's birthday so extra special! 

Yes...the theme continued throughout our house....

I caught myself staring at this display constantly.  The picture is the first time I touched CJ.  He was only a few hours old and I only got to touch him for a brief second.  That second I held close to my heart until I was able to hold him again a week later.  Every time I see this picture, I am reminded of just how fragile life is and how each and every soul is precious.  The display of diapers shows again how much he has grown in just a year.  The first diaper was too big on him at birth.   He is truly amazing.

We had a taco bar set up for all of our friends and family for dinner, buffet style.  Our guests could make burritos, tacos, nachos, taco salad...what ever they prefer!  To satisfy their sweet tooth, everyone could indulge in a RED chocolate fountain (I wasn't kidding about the theme EVERY WHERE!).  After dipping the pretzel rods in chocolate, you could choose a topping of your preference...coconut, nuts, mini-marshmallows, or sprinkles. 

 Oh, and of course there were or blue velvet...again with the theme!

CJ's "smash cake" was in the shape of a mustache.  

Another extra-special display...Mommy and Daddy's first pictures with our miracle baby.

CJ's seat of honor....
 Before eating, we all sang "Happy Birthday" to CJ.

He got a little shy from all of the attention.

Never fear...Mommy and Daddy were there to help reassure him.

After dinner, CJ had plenty of help opening hid gifts.

Finally, it was time for his smash cake. 

Which he dove in to without hesitation!

When Mommy wanted a bite...

CJ didn't like that idea!

He thought they cake was hand clapping good!!

Thank you all so much for helping us celebrate the miracle and blessing that is CJ!

 Now.....time to start planning the next birthday!!

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun party, you are such a great party planners and even more wonderful parents! Congratulations to you two on a year of hard work keeping that little boy healthy! Happy Birthday to all of you!