Birthday Fun

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Following Friday's fun, I second shot for Gina on Saturday . . . and then I turned into a complete spazoid. Gina and Tony talked me down, but I was on the brink of a breakdown, or at least the closest that I've come in awhile. Of course everything came together, like it always does, but not before 12:30am Sunday morning.

Additionally, for whatever reason, I always seem to jam pack my life events. This time I decided to throw together my first wedding, Isaac's dedication and birthday party. What an emotional overload! The dedication post will have to wait, as the prayer was absolutely beautiful and I want to write down the words from the podcast . . . but it's not available yet. Boo. So, moving on to the birthday celebration!

We elected to have it at a neutral location and it turned out to be a great choice! The weather was questionable and there's no way we would have been able to have everyone in our house if we'd tried to have it at our house and it'd rained. Plus, this way there was no clean up prior to the party or clean up post party to deal with! Genius.

We purchased the invitations for his party from this etsy seller, his shirt from here and the decorations were a printable pdf from here!


We had these little hat sundaes at the Metrodome, which I now can't remember the name of, but I wanted to emulate the idea using these clearanced bowls from Target! My Mom and I made the sugar cookies and I decorated each and every one (even though they kind of look like red and white basketballs because I didn't actually stitch them)!

Finally, the drama filled first birthday cake, whose story will not be shared on this blog due to respect for my husband. I'm honest, but have several rules regarding my honesty and this story just doesn't cut it . . . yet. Ginger, don't critique too harshly it was my first and only attempt at cake decorating!

And now for the birthday boy! We were totally overwhelmed by generous friends and family and were so blessed to have Gina take pictures of the day, so that I could relax and enjoy the time!


Unlike his padded Gopher hockey stick, this stick hurts!

Isaac got skates for next year from Grandma and skates for this winter from us!

He hates hates, unlike his Daddy! But we got a couple of pictures.

My father in law made this gorgeous rocking horse. Isn't it amazing?

My brother got Isaac his first ride!


Levi then played ball with Isaac.

Next up was Isaac's birthday cake! I can't lie, I totally choked up while singing to him, even though AJ warned me!

Isaac wasn't too sure what to make of all of the singing. HAH!

Tony and I simultaneously blew out his candle.

And then we watched as Isaac assessed the situation.


NUMMY! Now that is my son!

Not quite ready to get dirty yet.

But he got there!

He got there.

And then Grandpa gave him ice cream!

He was alll about that!

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

It was a great day!






kathleen said...

So cute! Happy Birthday, little dude!

kari said...

So cute Leah!

Ginger said...

I think the cake looks great and that party looks like a ton of fun :)

Lisa said...

These pictures are just too much! He is such a cutie and the party looks like a blast - such adorable little touches.

Meagan said...

Oh my gosh!! He is too cute. I love everything! It looks awesome!!! I couldn't find the links to the printables, can you send them to me? =)

CaitStClair said...

Hah! I love the picture of him right after his first taste. You can totally see him thinking, "Ooh! Hey! You're yummy!"
It looks like it was a fantastic first birthday!

Julia Goolia said...

this made me tear up, too! so adorable, leah...all of it. happy bday little man!

Sarah Louise said...

I am always amazed by all the things you pack into your weekends! WOW.

Love the pictures. Especially the one of you and Tony kissing Isaac. Looks like you guys had a great birthday celebration!!!

Emily said...

Love the baseball theme! So cute.

Jeannie said...

What a fabulous birthday party! Everything looks like it turned out great! Great job with the decor.

I never thought about how emotional singing Happy Birthday would be until you mentioned it. Oh my...I'm in trouble!

Anonymous said...

I thought I recognized those ordered them from my friend Jenni! And the shirt is so cute.

These pictures are amazing and that rocking horse is awesome. What a great day and what great memories.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

What a great birthday party - Happy Birthday Isaac! And happy birth-day Leah & Tony... yay, congrats, you've made it through the first year!!


Lauren said...

What adorable photos! Love that rocking horse!

Julie S. said...

What a sweet little boy! LOVE the rocking horse, how awesome!

Joi said...

What a great birthday! Leah you made it come together fabulously!

I can't believe he's one!!! I remember you announcing your pregnancy like it was yesterday.

ThoughtsON said...

Exhibit C is my absolute fav pic! He just looks so blissed out on all that chocolate! Such a cutie!!!

Anonymous said...

what an adorable Birthday Party! He looked like he had a fantastic time :)

Courtney said...

Totally off topic, but I love your dress. ;)

Unknown said...

So fun! I love it all!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Happy Birthday! So cute! I can't believe it is a year. This next month Gooner will be ONE! Holy cow, I just don't even know!

Katie said...

Leah, everything looks amazing! After just going through it myself, I know how much hard work it is to plan a 1st birthday party and you did a great job. Your father-in-law is also very talented!


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