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Monday, October 3, 2011

William's First Birthday Party!

Covered in cake and icing,
Your smile stretched ear to ear.
A single candle celebrates,
The joy of your first year.

We sing Happy Birthday,
You play midst wrap and bows.
We marvel at how you touched our lives,
Just one year ago.

I remember the first time I held you,
Kissed your head, whispered your name.
You've changed our lives forever,
Our hearts will never be the same.

As a child you'll love this day,
For all the sweets and presents too.
As parents we'll love your day,
For the gift we got was you.

Each year we'll add another candle,
So proud to see you grow.
But always with the memory,
Of your first day long ago.

Saturday was my sweet Will's first birthday party, I ended up doing the open house from 12-5 with the cake smash around 2. Lots of our guests arrived around 1 but I think it ended up working out great and hopefully convenient for everyone! My lil mr took an hour nap then fell back asleep for another hour, perfect time for me to get ready and finish the final touches! He got up about 12:30 and was ready to party! At first I wasn't going to do a theme but it actually ended up being animal themed, it was cute. For food we had mac & cheese, mostcoli, subway subs, pb&j's, homemade chex mix, apple sauce, animal crackers, teddy ghrams, animal fruit snacks, gummy bears, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, choc m&m pretzels, and of course a lion smash cake. We borrowed a bounce house because the weather was gorgeous out, and I think a fun time was had by all! With the help of a friend that had some extra time all the decorations were made by me, and all the food except the subs was made fresh as well.
Whew these parties are a lot of work, but well worth it, I captured some precious memories of my little family this day and my favorite one was once everyone was gone... somehow a certain momma ended up in a crib with a almost one year old..... such a bittersweet day.

 Our monthly photos displayed
 favor bags full of animal themed treats of course
 food room
 food table
 birthday sign
 Lion smash cake, glad I got a "before" pic!
 Will's birthday plate we made, now every year this is what he will eat his special dinner and cake on.

 the poem that makes me cry every.single.time.  {see top of post}

 sneeking a looksie at his presents
 mama michelle and Eliza
 my sweet sweet family.
 cake time!

 he.... LOVED IT!
 mr popular kept getting "phone calls" during cake time, it was adorable as usual, but this kid is going to have icing in his ear for a week!
 lovse to feed momma
 my crazy kid
 trying to feed meemaw
 such a happy boy, who's gonna break it to him were not doing this at every meal?

 my favorite pic of all time, this picture just sums up my little Will in a nutshelll, soft and sweet with a side of craziness just like momma.
 bounce house fun!
Will got so many new books I love it!

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