Family Baseball Time

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Monday, August 8, 2011

First Birthday!!!

July 29, 2011... it's our BIRTHDAY!!! Happy First Birthday Caitlyn, Ashton & Brittany. We didn't do much on their actual birthday since it was on a Friday. We went out to lunch and stayed home that night. Saturday we had a party for them. The party was at my parents house. We had a bunch of family and friends there to celebrate this special day with them. Our local grocery store does a baby's first birthday cake free. I was able to get them each a birthday cake for free. I thought it was going to be a small little cake, but it was a 8" round cake. It was pretty big for a baby!! We had a bunch of food, so everyone ate first. Then it was the cake time!!

We laid a sheet down on the floor and sat the bumbo's on top of the sheet. We put them in their bumbo's and put the cakes in front of them. They weren't quite sure what to do at first. Kevin gave them each a little taste of the icing. After that, Ashton went to town on his cake. The girls still weren't too sure about it. They started getting into the cakes a little more, but still didn't want to get messy. Ashton didn't care at all!! I think he ate all the icing off the top of his cake!! The girls would look at him like he was crazy! He would even try to eat the girls frosting of their cakes!

Waiting for our cakes!

Caitlyn's Cake - Before

Brittany's Cake - Before

Ashton's Cake - Before

Ashton is digging in and Caitlyn is looking at him like he is crazy!


Ashton with frosting all over him!

Brittany getting into her cake!

Caitlyn getting into her cake

Ashton's Cake - After

Brittany's Cake - After (Notice some blue icing in there!)

Caitlyn's Cake - After

After they were done with the cake, it was clean up time! We took them straight to the bathtub!! Wash up was a breeze! Word of advise... get Whipped Icing not Buttercream! Whipped Icing comes right off with water and is not greasy, plus it smears so much better! After they got cleaned up, it was time to open presents.

Kevin and I sat with them as they opened (tried to open) presents. Once the first toy was opened, they didn't care about the other gifts, they just wanted to play with their new toy. They received a lot of learning toys made by VTech. A lot of number and letter toys. We also received a double and single umbrella stroller, clothes, stuffed animals and money.

Once we got home, I went through their dresser and got rid of everything that didn't fit them so all the new clothes that they got from their birthday would fit into the dresser. Since they received so many toys, we had to go out the next day and get a toy box for them. Kevin and I took down our dining room and turned it into a play room for the babies since they needed the space for all the toys and so they could play.

Since the babies did not get a nap at their party, they were exhausted when we got home. They just wanted to sleep!

We thank everyone who made their first birthday a special one!!

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