Sunday, November 16, 2008

Time for a party!

Our family came over Saturday night to celebrate Gavin's first birthday. We had a wonderful time with each other and the kids had a great time as well.

I made this birthday banner for Gavin. There are pictures hanging down of him on his first day, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and his first birthday. I think we are going to do the same thing for Mikayla's birthday. I think, though, that we are going to have to make it Kayla, otherwise it won't fit on our wall.

This is the cake eating viewing room/ our dining room all decorated. We moved the chairs out and broke down the table so that there would be plenty of room for everyone to file in and watch Gavin dive into the cake.

Gavin was not into opening his presents. He just wasn't interested at all in the bags or the paper. Luckily, he has a big sister who was more than willing to step in and help out. Gavin did
enjoy his gifts once they were opened.
This was a riding truck that he got. He hasn't gotten the hang of pushing himself on it yet, but he loves to push it around the room and push the buttons that make noise.
This was a toy remote control that he got. Gavin is OBSESSED with remotes and we were hoping this would deter him from wanting to play with the real remotes. He does enjoy playing with it, but it doesn't have the same appeal as mom's and dad's.
My parents got Gavin this wagon. I see this getting used alot this summer with our trips to the pool.
Gavin liked sitting in his wagon.
Gavin's cakes before the destruction. If you look closely at the smash cake there are little finger marks on the side that his sister put there - the little stinker!
At first, Gavin was a little unsure of the cake. He kind of looked at it for a little bit.
Then, he thought he would test it out a little bit more and see what it felt like.
Then he really dove in!
Gavin REALLY enjoyed his cake.
Either Mikayla really enjoyed the cake, too, or she was a little jealous of all of the attention that her brother was getting from making a mess.
He made a big mess and actually ate a good bit of it.


Marissa said...

Happy Birthday Gavin!
I love the picture hanging idea. So cute!

JAMIE RBZ said...

Such a fun party! I love the banner, what did you make it out of? Scrapbook stuff?

MaryBeth said...

So much fun Rachel! Oh, and FYI, we bought that same remote for Tatiana with the same dreams...they were shattered pretty quickly :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin! What a fun cake you have!

Rachel, What a fast year this has been!

Lizzy said...

You do an amazing job decorating for birthdays! I love the cakes too -- yum!!

This year went really fast -- it seems like you just had Gavin!


Jenna said...

SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing with me!