Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Party Post

On Saturday we celebrated Lucas and Abigail's first birthday with a big ol' party at our Church.

Our house is on the smaller side (which we try not to complain about, because in turn our mortgage is on the smaller side as well) and we knew we would not be able to host even our families here, let alone our friends. Thankfully we have a wonderful Church that not only let us host the party there, some of our great friends help us set up, decorate, prepare food, and clean up as well!


The twins were a little overwhelmed when we first walked into the room and saw so many people.

(Abbey clinging to Momma while I greeted people)



Dave and I made a birthday banner, and we hung lots of different color balloons and streamers...

We had a fruit tray, a veggie tray, bacon-cheddar pinwheels, chips, cookies, and my sister Natalie made her delicious meatballs....yummmmm....


Luke and Abbey were spoiled beyond belief... =)...


See those two little bucket chairs?
My grandpa and stepdad made those! They are SO cute...


And our babies... I mean, toddlers, just loved them...



We spent a long time opening gifts, which Abbey and Luke took to pretty quickly...



After all the presents were finally opened, we moved on to the cakes...


And while I don't think The Cake Boss will be calling us any time soon to hire us as decorators, they did turn out to be quite tasty. We made Butter Yellow cakes with Buttercream frosting.
We also made some cupcakes at the last minute, because I realized even a two layer cake might not be enough to feed all the people that RSVP'd!

Abbey and Luke weren't quite sure what to think as we came towards them...


I sure hope someone caught the first bite on film... =)...



They both picked at their cakes at first...



...and then they both gave signs of approval...



...and then ever industrious Luke, decided hands were completely unnecessary...



All in all, I would say they enjoyed their first cakes!



After cake we attempted a "Generations" picture. Here we have Luke, Abbey, David and I, as well as all 6 grandparents and 3 out of 4 great-grandparents!



It was a GREAT birthday party - more than I could have hoped for. At one point my heart swelled as I looked around the room and saw it full of so many people who love our kids (and us). We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends to support us and celebrate with us!

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Ahhh haha Luke looks like such a little stinker in that picture!

The Branches said...

I can't believe they are already a year!!! The party looked awesome and I just LOVE those bucket chairs....so cute! <3 Becky

Lauren said...

Soooooooooo sweet!!!!!! :)

Heather said...

Awww... what a GREAT first birthday party! Blessed they were. Those bucket chairs are the cutest.things.EVER. What a neat idea!

Jenna said...

Those chairs are ADORABLE!! Happy first birthday Abbey & Luke!

Aunt Carol said...

It was such a fun time - and these are great pictures.

Vanessa's Dad said...

It was a WONDERFUL time for all, and I had been looking forward to it ever since I got it on my calendar. I was not disappointed.

U R blessed.

LOVE,
GRAND DAD