Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hunters Winter OneDerland- Part 2

We had a really good turnout for Hunters party, almost everyone we invited came and we had about 25 people which was a good amount for the size of our house. Most of the guests were adults but we did have 3 teenagers and 5 younger kids. Since Hunter had seen most of these people during the week for the holidays he didn't have much "stranger danger". We were also fortunate the he took a 1 1/2 hour nap beforehand and the party fell during the middle of the day when he's normally awake.

Me and the birthday boy.

We survived our first year as parents!

Hunter with his Grandma P

Meeting his/my cousin Tasha for the first time. 

With his Uncle Michael, Grandma G and Miss Melissa (my brothers girlfriend who made the cakes).

With Aunt Michelle

Aunt Michelle gave him a Redskins RGIII jersery which he wore later that day and brought them good luck. Playoffs baby!

With my childhood friend Kelli and her 2 year old son Ryan. This was the second time the boys were meeting. 

I think he's a fan of birthday parties.

Grandpa helping him walk.

Present opening time! He cleaned up! My house officially looks like daycare. 

He got a toy guitar which he loves. I think he may be a musician.

Playing with Ryan.

Time for cake! Maybe next year he'll be able to blow out the candle himself. 

He was already anxious for a piece.

Watching him with the smash cake was the best part of the day. He was very tentative at first, as if he thought he would get in trouble. 

Finally I took a few chunks out of it and once he saw that it was okay to, he tore into the cake. 

Yep he liked it. 

I thought he would be pooping blue for days. 

Cake destroyed. 

Kristian decided to photobomb me, Colleen, Kelli and Ryan. I married a comedian.

Later that night Kristian and Hunter decided to test out most of the toys. Hunter prefers to play with his shirt off. This is pretty much how my living room now looks everyday. 

Even Moxie was worn out at the end of the day. She basically looks the way I felt. 

It was a lot of work but well worth it. We made some great memories and I can't wait to show Hunter the photos one day when he's older. 


Sean Marie said...

So cute! I know most people like having summer birthdays (I've even heard of parents with kids born in the winter who celebrate their children's birthday six months early so they can host it in the summer, which I think is kinda dumb and obsessive) but I think it's more fun decorating a winter party. I love the color combos and snowflakes and all the decorations to choose from. You did great, I love the cake!

K said...

LOVE the cake smash pictures! He's such a cutie! And my husband does that to my pictures too! They think they are soooo funny! Haha!

Heather said...

Aw, Hunter looks so happy! You're an awesome mom to put so much time and effort into giving him an amazing party.

Nessa said...

That's a pretty awesome photobomb haha.
Chloe hated her cake. We had to force it on her to get any messy cake pictures at all.

Anonymous said...

Love all these photos!!! What a handsome little guy and so wonderful that so many of his family and friends could make it. I love the ones of him with his smash cake. What a cutie and love the blue!!

Stephanie said...

I love the theme!! & it looks like Hunter really enjoyed his first birthday!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw these are great pictures! Yey you lived through a whole year as new parents! haha