Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday

We celebrated the boys' first birthday on their actual birthday, Saturday, October 16th. The family attended our "Seussical" birthday, and it was so much fun. I still cannot believe I have two one-year-olds. It is both sad and exciting!

Here are a few pics from Mason and Brody's birthday day.

Details of the party~

  • We served green eggs and ham- ham sandwiches and green deviled eggs plus two kinds of chips and dip. Somehow I forgot to get a picture of the food. Bummer.
  • Aunt Leah came into town to help. She and I were both sick with colds, so it was a challenge to get everything done while feeling ill and quickly running out of energy.
  • Great Aunt Cindy saved the day by finding a clear ladle and watching the boys while we decorated.
  • The boys didn't get nearly as messy with the cake as I had secretly hoped. It was the first cake they had ever tried, and I am thrilled they didn't love it.
  • They had more fun with the tissue paper from the gifts than the actual gifts themselves.
  • The party was everything I had hoped it would be.
  • Allen and were so exhausted from the party that it took us about three days to fully recuperate. We had no idea party planning and throwing would be so exhausting for a child's birthday party.
  • The "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" onesies looked adorable on the boys.
  • Mason and Brody loved the wagon and pop-up tent the best.
  • Mommy and Daddy loved the clothes, pajamas, and gift cards best.
  • The punch was fabulous, although I wish it would have been spiked.
  • I loved the monthly pictures of the boys that Aunt Leah helped put together. We may even add another year to them at their two-year party.
  • When we sang "Happy Birthday" to the boys (one time for each child), they stared at us like we were martians. The look on their face said it all- Why is everyone staring at us and singing?
  • The cakes (all three of them) turned out so cute!
  • Once Brody had enough of his cake, he tried to push it off his high chair. Cute but nearly disastrous.
  • I had a slide show with music playing of all Mason and Brody's best pictures. It was a hit, and I hope to add birthday pictures to it and complete one each year for them both.
  • I loved the theme. How can you go wrong with Dr. Seuss?
  • Allen and I survived the first year (with tons of help). Hallelujah! Maybe year two won't feel like ten years crammed into one. Time- slow down!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tomorrow, Tomorrow- I love you, tomorrow

Any guesses what tomorrow is? Let me give you a hint: