Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jakson's FIRST birthday party, wohooo!!

We celebrated our boy's 1st birthday this weekend :) It was SO fun but boy am i glad it is over! My sister in law checked my blood pressure right before the party and it was pretty stinkin high. I don't know why i let myself get so stressed out but i do!! o well, it went great and i think everyone had a great time! And my biggest fear didn't come true...we didn't run out of food :)

The guest of honor, did I mention that he is up to 7 steps now :)

We did a train theme for Jakson's party. Here are some pictures of the set up. Most of the decor was homemade and super cheap and easy.

The CAKE. my sister Chrissi and I did this. i must say, i am proud of our masterpiece. it took us just about forever to make :)

The food station. get it, like as in train station :)

The drink station

Dining room table

The birthday banner

The mantle

It is kind of hard to see but I had all of Jakson's 1-12 month pictures hanging

Instead of doing gifts we asked for donations to compassion international. The Lord had shown me that this was what he wanted me to do instead of getting gifts. As much as we think sometimes that we are in need, we are not in need at all. There are other kids around the world who don't know when their next meal will be, have no toys and don't even have clean water. We are so spoiled. I look around at all that we have and know that this is WAY more than enough. (k, sorry, that was my tangent for the day) I was led to give our money to the part of compassion that gives pregnant moms supervision for their deliveries. That may be actually going to a clinic or hospital or getting someone to come to them for their delivery. It saves lives and gives these babies a chance to come into this world.

I am excited to say that we raised 475 dollars!! That means that 5 women are going to get supervision during their birth. I am SO excited, PRAISE THE LORD!! And a HUGE thanks to all of you who donated money!

Jakson did get a few cute gifts, here are some pictures of us opening his presents

Josh and I got Jakson a WAGON!! Josh wanted him to have one so badly and we know that it will be so fun for things like the beach, the fourth of july and shoot- just to walk down the block :) Jakson LOVED it! Here is a picture of my cutie chillin in his new wagon. good job daddy!!

CAKE TIME!! I am thankful for my good friend Allison who took these pictures for me :) My camera was hiding during some of the party. PLUS, when you are throwing a party there are a lot of things that slip your mind. There were over 50 people at the party...so just imagine all of those faces staring at you while you are supposed to eat a cake. I think jaks was a little crowd shy and didn't dig into his cake so much as he would with just us. (or maybe he just didn't like the smash cake i made him. haha, doubtful. the kid could live off of sugar if i let him)

We don't get to see Josh's family too often. His parents now live in Alabama and his sister lives in South Carolina so we were SO excited that they all got to come for the party. Here is the picture of all of us!

A HUGE thank you to everyone that came to Jakson's party. We are so blessed with an amazing and loving family and awesome friends. Jakson is loved on by so many. You guys made his day so special :))


Laina said...

Buff it was soo fun! y'all did a great job on the cake and decoratins, everything looked so cute!

A-town said...

my favorite was the happy birthday banner. And when he got icing on his head. Muah!

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