My first child's birthday party is officially over. I will never plan another first birthday party for the first time! How did it go in one word? Perfect. Better than I could have planned--I don't know if I've ever had so much fun at a kid's party (probably because I've never had a kid before& it was my own!) but it was the most fun family weekend we've ever had for sure! Everything from the surprise arrival of my sister&brother-in-laws (they live in AZ, we had NO idea they could make it!!) to celebrating the end of the party with almond champagne& Jim Gaffigan, to laughing with friends and good food. Every moment this weekend was spent laughing with the people we love most.
....And Bear Snacks of course
Some activities for the kids,
(big kids included, his sister dared him)
Our favors were puppy chow mix in ice cream bowls
& picnic plates to use & take home (had to add a little green-ness, I am an Austinite;))
& then the decor, which I made & was all REAL easy
Then, we had guests watch a movie of Elijah's life Justin made for him
& after that was of course birthday cupcake time (first ingested dose of sugar ever)!
He got his birthday suit a little dirty, but that's allowed when it's your birthday
(he ate almost the whole thing)
Beautiful grandparents--aren't they just cute??
Some gifts he received included a sandbox, lawn mower, baby pool, bowling set, a Scout doll, drums, a swing, a backpack, but I have to say, his favorite was
We had the time of our lives. Thanks to all who came & thanks Mimi, Paw paw, Abuelita, Kevin, Kelcey, Felix, Wes& Gina & family who helped cook&clean for me!