Grayson's first birthday is this Wednesday, so we started the celebrations yesterday! Grayson had his very first First Birthday party!! We had a party with my family, since my sister and brother-in-law were in town. Gray had his first birthday cake, and LOVED it!! I made him a teddy bear cupcake puzzle cake -- this was my first attempt at making a birthday cake, so it's not quite professional, but I think it turned out pretty cute!!! :D Gray got lots of fun new books (he LOVES books!), some new clothes, and some fun new toys!! Thanks to all my family for all the fun times!!
Momma and the Birthday Boy!!
Daddy and the upside-down Birthday Boy! :)
He loved his balloons!
My sweet boy -- look at those cheeks!!
Showin' off the cute "1st Birthday" shirt before it gets covered in cake. Doesn't he have the sweetest smile?!
Big laughs! He always laughs when Uncle JD plays with him! What a fun uncle!!
The teddy bear puzzle cake! It's a bunch of different-shaped cupcakes put together to make a bear! I know most of you could have done better (a LOT better : Becky!) but I'm pretty proud of it anyway :) Did I mention that I actually had to make the cake twice? After I made the first one, I covered it, left it on the counter, then went to pick up the birthday balloons. When we came home, alllll the cupcake holders were on the floor -- Ollie had jumped the baby gate and eaten the entire cake. I had gotten out of the habit of putting things away, because the gate used to keep Ollie out of the kitchen, but he has recently learned that he can jump it. Needless to say, I was very much not happy. And today Ollie has a tummy ache. Serves him right :)
Gray's face when he first saw the cake! Priceless!!
Giving him his very first piece of cake!! Look at that face -- he's in awe!!
He went for the sprinkles first. Dove right in!! No hesitation!
Lovin' the cupcake -- He kept peeking at me out of the corner of his eye to see if I was going to take it away from him! He was plowin through it fast just in case :)
He kept saying "Nummmm" -- and he kept smacking his lips! So cute!
Frosting face! This was as messy as he got -- he was actually quite tidy! I was impressed!
Opening his presents!
He was pretty serious about it! Concentrated so hard on getting that paper off!
Happy Birthday, Little Mister! We love you!!