Happy Birthday to my Sweet E!
Back on the 26th our little guy turned one. Here are the pictures (finally!) that I wanted to share! We had a cowboy themed party. I know that’s not a huge surprise to most of you since I always want a cowboy theme! But I figured this was one last Yee-Haw for me (since Rick is pretty much over the cowboy thing for at least a few years).
We had pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans with coleslaw (thanks Mano for making the pork and Kris for the slaw!), and we served iced tea and lemonade in mason jars. I baked Emmett my chocolate chili cake and he had a black hat with a star on it. I had a craft for the kids too.
It’s the first time I’ve bought one of those craft kits (it was from Oriental Trading), and it seemed to be a hit. The kids made hand prints that, once decorated, become horses. They turned out pretty cute! I wish I had something like this from Henry’s first birthday! Also, I’m going to have to see if my mother-in-law got some better pictures of the craft making – I was busy helping facilitate, so I didn’t get many pictures of the process.
Next, of course was the cake! These pictures need little explanation until you get to the last one – Emmett loved it and decided to get a little crazy – he turned completely around and was dancing in the cake – yep it was everywhere!
Then Emmett opened presents – he got so many fun things! He got a couple books (he is a bookworm, so this made him very excited), some adorable red Chuck Taylors and some much needed clothes, and this cool giant dump truck. It was an instant hit for both Emmett and Henry. They play with it pretty much non-stop.
One other super great gift was the bouncy velvet cars from his uncle Dan and Zia. These ares are so cool – they are rubbery and velvety and just the perfect size. Emmett is carrying them around all the time. And we’re not sure where he learned this, but he totally makes a vroom sound when he drives them around. Henry never did that (and still doesn’t) and we never taught it to him. It’s so cute!
So there you have it! The birthday post – finally! We all had a great time!