Friday, March 23, 2012

A Very First Birthday Party

We had a little Nemo party for Landon's first birthday.  We invited immediate family only, which was a difficult decision since I wanted pretty much everyone I know to see my Little Wombat dive head first into his very first cake.  But I also didn't want him to be too overwhelmed and didn't think I could cram many people into my teeny tiny house.  Plus some of our family members don't get to see him all that often so I wanted them to be able to get some quality time with L.  I am incredibly thankful that we had so many awesome family members (some of whom traveled six hours round trip!) who were able to spend this special occasion with us!

It is nearly impossible for Ben to get time off work so my poor husband had to go to work and then come home just in time for the festivities. Luckily, my parents and sister came down the night before to help out or else I'm not sure how I would have pulled this off. 

When everyone arrived, Landon quickly realized he was the center of everone's attention.  We are all putty in his hands and I swear he already knows it. He was eager to show off his new moves (walking).

He walked, he clapped, he waved and most importantly he had fun (which is the number one rule according to my mother). 

His cousin Ella helped him open his presents to speed things along.  Landon usually gets very distracted by bows and ribbons :)   I had to post this next picture because he is actually still wearing his shoes!!!  They are my favs for him to wear, but they are his favorite to take off.

Ben is an Air Traffic Controller, so I about died when I found this:

Pure joy while being tickled by his Auntie Jaclyn.

Our family photo. Somehow we ended up with a blue eyed, fair haired child.

And of course, the moment everyone had been waiting for: THE CAKE.  Landon took a few bites of cake and then was more interested in destroying it. Typical boy. My favorite part was when Ben said "This time, they won't find Nemo." Hahaha.

All bathed and enjoying his spring horse from Grandma and Grandpa.  This was originally supposed to be kept at their house but it is somehow still taking up half my living room! (Hint Hint Mom)

It was a great day and I am so glad my little man seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself.  I still CANNOT believe he is one.  It flew by.  It seems like he was just born yesterday and yet at the same time if feels as if he's always been a part of our family.  Year one was such a blessing and I can't wait to see what adventures year two brings :)
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Rachel Larson said...

Loved all of your decorations :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Awww- looks like a great time! Happy Birthday to him!

Michaela @ said...

Your color combo choice is great. And your little man is adorable!

Sally said...

What a cute party...I also LOVE his shoes! My baby turns one next month, it goes so fast!

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

What a cutie! I love the 1 balloon and the cupcakes...awesome!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

What a fun party! I have a friend planning a Nemo first birthday party. I'll pass this post along to her!