Braden's 1st birthday was great. We were surrounded by family, had yummy food and made good memories.
I had everyone write a little not on this frame for Braden(we did the same thing for Riley on her first)a little tradition Josh and I started for our kiddos.
Some of the decorations-if you can call them that. I have this weird thing with not having a themed first for my kids. It started with Riley because i really just wanted to decorate with streamers and balloons, all white, pink, purple, at her first(you all know how much 1yr olds love balloons-it's a present in it's self)
So then for Braden i had a suppper cute idea(which i'll be doing for a future bday) but then stuck with the simple bday theme of just streamers and balloons but when i got to the store to buy a helium tank, i couldn't do it. It was thirty bucks for a tank that would fill aprox 30 balloons...really?! i was crushed, i wanted to cry, all i wanted for my boy was balloons, but i physically couldnt reach in my purse and get my wallet out for that! So i settled for streamers and dots.
This is the kitchen after the party...a messy kitchen means good eats right?
There were 3 different kinds of casseroles that turned out great, chips/salsa, salad and drinks.
I was even on top of things enough to make little cards that said what each dish was!
Just about everything got eaten that is why all the actual casserole's are missing...
Braden was soo spoiled! He got a perfect mix of boy toys(greatly needed) and clothes.
I wasn't able to capture it but he had a huge smile when he saw these new p.j's, thought it was funny b/c Riley did the same thing on her first over the same type of p.j's from the same person.
This is Braden in a nut shell...he always has his lips like this "and it always reminds me from The Little Mermaid when Sebastian is telling Ariel to "pucker your leepps like dishhh"
Eating the presents...
His FAVORITE toy that day...a tractor that makes a few different noises at the push of a botton...
He was so proud of himself and LOVED to show Josh he could do it every time.
Did you hear that guys?
Getting teh hang of things
Found some dinosaurs from mom that make noises
He saw these overalls (ADORABLE by the way) grabbed them and promptly threw them over his shoulder.
He was looking for that tractor toy
Daddy saved the best for last...he got Braden a HUGE tonka truck.
We had to hold back the line on this one, the kids RUSHED over to try and play with it before Braden got to even touch it!
Pretty sure he didnt' understand why we were singing to him...
I've been waiting for this for, well his whole life :)
I don't feed my kids hardly any sweets or "junk" at all before they turn one. (That's another story but i feel they COMPLETELY depend on you-the parent-for nutrition to grow and thrive) I get A LOT of grief over this and have to fend people off and they're candy, chips, cake and ice cream. We let him have A bite of things here and there but it was RARE. So i was soo excited to see the look on his face when he got to dive in (i made the cake, hard to admitt it, i had this master plan in my head and then i couldn't follow through. Not enough patience or talent..looked like a 10yr did it, but it was tasty!
At first he just kept taking the frosting off and not eating any but then...
He got the hang and didn't stop for a LONG time!
Look how much he ate!
I had to throw in this picture of my neice Hailey...Isn't she cute?!
Riley wore a princess dress to the party. She had good reasoning. She was a "princess" that day, and said that was her party dress...i only wish she picked one without a huge hole in it and didn't decide to wear it inside out...
Yep, the best picture we got is right here folks!
I can't complain about one thing. I felt the love our amazing family has to offer and i hope Braden did too.