Saturday, May 29, 2010

Backyard BBQ Birthday Bash (Number One)!

Today we celebrated the boys' first birthday with both of our families with a backyard barbecue picnic theme!  It was a perfect birthday party, right down to the sunny, warm weather with a gentle breeze. 

Instead of ordering a cake, Aunt L and I made these with blue and green buttercream icing - so delicious!  Who thought cupcakes could be so fun?
Nathan does!  It took a minute, but once he got a lick of that homemade icing - he was all in!
Matthew was a bit more tentative, but still managed to eat the whole thing!
The boys had help opening their presents by mom and dad and big boy cousins, S and E.  What a lot of loot!  The boys didn't seem too thrilled to open the clothes, but I sure was! 
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of our family for making today so special for us and the boys.  Our little fellas will only turn one once, you know!  We had so much fun force-feeding you all our cupcakes and hot dogs, playing "horseshoes," pushing you in the hammock, and whacking wiffle balls!  I've been told there are "plans" for next year's Backyard BBQ Birthday Bash, and I can't wait to do it all over again!

P.S. Here's a cutie patootie bonus pic of me and Matthew communicating about getting some milk to wash all that cake down:
Readers, I'm going to take a few days off of blogging to spend some time with my family, so I'll see you next week.  Just had to get a few birthday shots out to you because it was SO MUCH FUN!


Amanda said...

Looks like it was a great party! Happy birthday to your boys!

The Alexanders said...

like you guys had a great time! I can't believe how close our boys are to their first birthday...where does the time go?

April said...

Finally got a chance to catch up and SO glad I checked it! Hope you are having a wonderful time at home and can't wait to catch up with you when you get back!! Maybe some mexican food?? :)