What a difference two years makes…
Trying to wrap my brain around the fact that on this very day two years ago Mr. Henry came into our lives.
Happy Birthday sweet boy.
Much more coming to celebrate your big day…
Well, it’s official.
I have a toddler.
And while I’m not totally ready to admit it yet…one thing is for sure. If Henry is no longer a baby-then we sure did send him into Toddlerhood with one heck of a 1st Birthday Bash!
For months people have been asking me “What’s the theme for Henry’s 1st birthday party?” And for months I’ve been saying…”There isn’t one.”
I wracked my brain trying to think of something fun and original…but everything I came up with seemed “too cheesy” or “too girly.”
I mean let’s be honest-when you have a one year-old that’s as cool as my son, you can’t very well decorate your house with flowers and hearts to ring in a first birthday, can you?
SO-I thought about what some of my favorite things are…and thought-heck…our guests won’t care about a theme if we distract them with LOTS of candy and killer cheesy potatoes, right?
Without further ado…a picture tour of Henry’s big day…
This was the cake table. (DUH.) Along the back of the table I had all of Henry’s monthly pictures, and then filled in the rest of the table with fun pictures from the past year including holidays and some other fun shots.
Zoom in on this sheet cake from COSTCO. Shhhh…come closer-this entire cake cost less than $20. And you WOULD NOT believe how goooooood it tastes.
And now-Ladies & Gentlemen…let me introduce you to the main event of this party…
The. Candy. Table.
And DO NOT underestimate the talent that our friends and family have to put a serious dent in all that sugar…because this is what the table looked like at the end of the party…
Seriously y’all-we couldn’t have done it alone.
And now…on to the cake…
But once he realized what was in front of him…
And get this boy cleaned up for some presents!
And even his very own…
But nobody loves him more…than his perky parents…
And at the end of the day…after all the candy, cake, and presents…
It was just a boy, and his balloon that reminded us…
(And even though, he’s not-so-little these days…he’ll always be our baby.)
One year ago today you were placed you in my arms for the very first time.
You weren’t even cleaned up, and I was a bit delirious after 18 hours of labor…but there was no denying the immediate love we felt for each other.
I couldn’t have possibly known just how much that love could grow so much in 365 short days.
And as I think back on all the memories we’ve made together in just a year-I’m just so proud.
Proud to be your Mommy.
Proud to call you my son.
Proud to think about all you’ve accomplished in your short time here on earth.
And the best part is…we did it together-You, Me, and Daddy.
Henry-Daddy and I love you more than we could ever put into words.
You have taught us a new, better way to love. A better way to live life. To appreciate the little things. To laugh more often.
You’ve helped us realize our greatest accomplishment was the day you were born.
And every day since has been a gift.
Happy Birthday little man.
You are our entire world.