Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday ZACKARY!!!

It is official. My little man is one. I read somewhere that he's not even officially a baby now. He's a toddler. I disagree. He. Is. Still. My. Baby. Even though he is quite technically "toddling" around... still... baby.
So, to start, we had to prepare for his party. My mom, sister and I put together this cool gingerbread house on top of chocolate cake. Pretty cute right?
Truthfully, my biggest contribution to the decorations were these windows. Don't they look pretty?!? Ok, ok... the are PRETTY terrible. Oh well... I try....Zackary had his own "smashing" cake as well, of course.
Zac helped us set up this morning. What 1 year old doesn't need a big tub of beer? As the guests arrived, it was time for playing and dirt eating. yum!
And, finally, CAKE! I love how excited he looks at this point. I also love that his HAT doesn't FIT!!!
Ummm, this cake thing is pretty good.
Mom, try this cake!
I ROCK at eating cake!
Lilly was a very good girl for the party.
And she looked pretty cute in her Dora "moon boots" too huh?
Zackary had a wonderful time with wonderful family and friends. He got a lot of great gifts, and we are so thankful to everyone who helped us celebrate and especially those who helped us get ready to celebrate! We are so very lucky.

Couple bonus pictures: Friday night was Lilly's "holiday performance" and her school. Here she is getting ready.

And yesterday John gave Zac his very first haircut, in preparation for today's party. I just held him while Lilly ran around and offered a great distraction. Zac was good for the whole thing, just got a little bored. He looked very handsome today... Thanks John!

.... still can't believe he came into our lives one year ago today. What a neat little boy he is. I love you Zackary!


Natalie said...

Dear Zac,
Happy 1st Birthday! We're sorry we weren't able to be there for your party. We missed you and hope that you had a rockin' time. Your cake was adorable and looked delicious. What a very neat idea to put a gingerbread house on top of a chocolate cake.

Please tell your mom that in all the infant/child development classes I took in college we were taught that newborns are birth to 2months, INFANTS are 2 months to 2 years and toddlers are 2-3 years. Tell her not to fret, you are still an infant and an infant is a baby.

Again, happy birthday Zac!

P.S. Will you please ask your mom about her outfit, ie. where it was purchased.

Suzanne said...

These are GREAT photos! Seriously, it is like Zac is posing for them, and Lilly too. It was a lot of fun, and his new haircut did look great!

Kendra Forgacs said...

Happy Birthday Zackary! We love you very much little man!

The Lynar Family said...

Love it!!!! Wish we could have been there!!!! Happy 1st Birthday Zac!!!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Adorable pictures! My favorites are Zac with his tub o' beer and Lilly with her Napoleon-esque moon boots...

Nicole said...

Awwww, such good pictures. Also, LOVE the windows in the gingerbread house :) Would be lying if I said that didn't make me laugh out loud! Zac was SO fun to watch with that cake... awwww!

lady of leisure said...

Looks like a great party and Zac with all the blue frosting is priceless!
Also the haircut, excellent! I can't imagine Tyler staying still long enough for one and he already needs one!