Saturday, September 18, 2010

Troy's First Birthday

We celebrated Troy's first birthday a week ago today. He had the BEST time. Of course, he loves people, babies, food and toys so he was in hog heaven!

Troy wore a blue, white and orange striped Jon Jon I made for him with a cupcake applique and his name monogrammed on the front. I also made him a birthday party hat and a banner (photos to come).

We had a LOT of help from Memama, Grandy, KK, Mamama, Crawford and Lizzie. Thanks to everyone! Penny came early and stayed the whole time to take pictures. She has done a great job! Thank you Penny!

Troy was so excited - you could just tell. He was walking all over the place and was as happy as he could be. When it was time to give him the cake, I just gave it to him - totally forgot to sing Happy Birthday. So, I took it back from him, we sang and handed him the cake. THEN, we forgot that we should use the video camera so we sang AGAIN! Lol! I thought it was funny. He was focused on that sugary stuff on top of the cake - and spent a good 20 minutes or so getting into it. He absolutely loved it. He did get thirsty so he would take a sip from his cup - which eventually found it's place on top of the cake.

He did get some really fun toys - enough to where we are going to switch them out every few weeks so he will think they're new! Seems to have worked so far.

I'll update his doctor's visit and stats in another post.

Below are only a few of the pictures I took. My friend, Penny, took many more - and I'll upload them soon.

Birthday boy in his outfit:

Wreath I made with photos for the front door:

Front door with wreath, ribbons in the urns and little jungle animals in the pots.

Decor for the mantle:
Cupcake toppers. The invitations, cupcake toppers and stickers for the gift bags were made by MAD Designs. My friend Melanie will create whatever you want - and it's so cute!
Gift bags had little duck jungle figures, small jungle boxes and an ice pack for boo-boos.
He looks like he's running from Jake:

Hugging Jeff (sort of) - this child isn't affectionate!
At the end of the day, Troy and Colt were chasing after each other. They are 4 months apart and we can tell they are becoming more interested in each other. We go them to "race" each other - well, it wasn't planned but they started trying to run. Troy doesn't really know how to run but he was trying (still with his arms in the air!).
Go Boys!!!
Colt "won"!
KK picked them both up (over 60 lbs combined) and started runnin with them. They thought it was great!
We tried to get them to run together again....Colt wasn't having it. I guess he already won and it wasn't worth it?!?!?!
Those photos are only ones that I took. I have to say it is hard to decorate, host, keep an eye on a toddler and snap photos. More are to come soon!