July 13, 2008

Birthday time

I decided to put on a little carnival to celebrate my big baby turning 30 and my little baby turning one. So we invited the family over for an afternoon of good old fashion fun. We had a bounce house, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos,shaved ice, cotton candy, games, and family.  What more could you ask for?

We played some fun getting know Ryan and Hallie games (at least I thought they were fun), guess the amount of candy in the jar, bean bag toss, hula hoop contests, ring toss, and knock the bottles over.

Hallie loved her cake. (I am sure Ryan loved his too). When all my siblings and I turned one my mom always made us a little bear cake that was our very own to eat. So I have continued the tradition and both my kids have had their very own bear for their first birthday.

It was so fun to watch her with her cake. As soon as I put the cake by her she about flew out of her seat to grab it. She dug in and truly enjoyed every bite. She was dainty at first, but quickly realized what a good thing she had. Pretty soon she had everything that didn't fall to the ground devoured. She loves food and especially loves sweets.

Ryan wasn't quite as thrilled to have his cake. But his cake was kind of a disaster. Oh Well.

It was so fun to celebrate such a fun occasion with all of our parents, siblings and their families(except for my little brother and his cute family. We really did miss you guys!), grandma, and some cousins.


The two party animals


Hula Hoop contests

Ryan's parents. Go Ed!


  Bob and CheriIMG_2428

  Ryan's mom, doing the neck thing.IMG_2416

Alicia using her knees


Oakley. Future hula hoop star.


  Bouncing in the house

IMG_2432 Bean bag toss. (check out that awesome clown. Someone must have talent to be able to paint that.


A first taste of cake.

IMG_2441 IMG_2449 Ryan's cake. Not quite what I envisioned. I am actually a little embarrassed to post a pic. It was supposed to be a topsy turvy cake. Everything was looking good until I went to put the top on and it kind of slipped out of my hand and I dropped it on the cake, causing the top to smash the rest of the cake. Oh well. At least I tried. Right? Maybe I will try again, maybe not.

IMG_2440 Presents. They were both very spoiled!

IMG_2460 And on last picture of my pretty princess


Thanks everyone for coming and for all the gifts. We loved having you all here, and hanging out with you. We appreciate all the support.


carrie said...

How fun!! We did a carnival them for Jaxon's first birthday...and it was so much fun. We even had a crazy clown come to paint faces....but she scared the kids. (she was Dave's aunt, remember??!! ha ha) Funny times..... Hallie is adorable, and she looks so much more grown up to me!! I love her dress, too!! :o) She and Bella should get their picture taken in their fabulous princess dresses, huh?? That crown headband is darling. I love the cakes....and you're just so talented. NO FAIR. ;o) I miss you tons....and I can't wait for another get together. Love you.

teeples said...

The carnival was a lot of fun. Thanks for inviting us. The hoola hoop gave my knees a work out!!! Also, thanks for letting me hold your baby. She's the cutest!

rain said...

We had a lot of fun, too. As usual, you went all out. And I liked Ryan's cake...it looked like something out of Dr. Seuss. I thought it fit. :)

My kids thought it was awesome, need I say more?

Mangone said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Sorry we couldn't make it. Real parents give their kids the whole bear not just the head. ha ha. Tell the kids Happy Birthday from Britt, Cole, and me.

Danielle said...

That sounded like lots of fun! I am so sad we missed it!!! Love you guys and we hope you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

how fun, your pretty little princess looks like she was having a blast. loved your cakes. i think ryans cake had lots of character, loved the colors. your just soo talented. happy birthday ryan and hallie...teresa

Key Fam said...

Looks like TONS of fun, Less!! Can't believe your "babies" are growing up! LOL! Can't wait to see you again! SOON!!! :)

Alicia said...

So glad to see that you went for the topsy-turvy cake! It's cute! I think I'm going to have to try it now.

Fun party! I'm so impressed that you put that whole party together and made 2 cakes! In my house, it's one or the other. Great job!

Nately said...

The party was a blast! You are the hostess with the mostess (and I LOVED the cakes :))!


Key Fam said...

Oh, and I think that your cake turned out good, Less! Wish we could've stayed longer.

Jenny W said...

Holy cow! You should get mother AND wife of the year award! What a super-fun party and those cakes are awesome!! You are SO SO talented Lessley....