Can I also take a second to thank the Rays?? We held Cohen's party at their home, because, let's face it... small apartments weren't made for first birthday bashes. They graciously opened their home to us and our son and like 40 of our closest friends and relatives. Not to mention the half dozen or so nights I was there preparing for the party! Jackie and Patrick.. we owe you. Big. :) And we love you. Like a lot.
Another thank you: Amber, thanks for getting those gorgeous cake here all the way from Oklahoma! Even if you didn't actually ice them, you used your resources and had Sherri Lee Satterlee make them! And boy... were they my dream cakes! I've considered blindly requesting her friendship on facebook just to say thanks and show her how fabulous they looked on the dessert table and in pictures. Please send her this link! Thank you Sherri! Those cakes were the bomb and I got so many compliments on them!
And my community group girlies, thank you so much for offering up your time and helping me decorate and make favors and treats. You really are my best friends. Cohen is so blessed to have each of you in his life! (me too!!!) Love you Jackie, Ashley and Sallie!
OK! Picture time!
that's Alysse right next to him! missed any others of sweet baby cousin :(
maybe my Mom got some
the face of an angel right there...
My angel, Coco
LOVE this shirt, Natty and Ry!
loves his changuito (monkey) from Uncle Josh
Coco and his beautiful Granna!
Mallory and Deanna
More interested in the straw than the milk
ready for cake!
"put it here Mama!!"
slow at first
little help from Mama
making sure Daddy's watching
a fork to get some cake
and to think.. he doesn't really like being messy!
he got tired...
then got a second wind!
Look at that bum!!! i.die. :)
Amber and David's precious boy, Eli!
isn't he a doll??
Miss Maggie! Took her a while to warm up with her Mama not there, but she did!
Cohen playing with Mark and Mindy
Aunt Peggy and cousin Chris with Pops
Giving Carolina hugs!
moving in on Ellie
she's nervously giggling!
sweet babes :)
Ellie and her daddy, Steve
enjoying some chocolate milk!
Our community group! minus Sallie :(
Granna, Cohen, Josh, Me, Hector, Pops
Us 3 :)
And lastly, you know you have a good photographer when she can catch a picture of my Dad--smiling like this. :) A Proud Pops right there.
So, yea. He's one now! Because of all these happenings, I haven't done his 12 month update. That's on the agenda for tomorrow.
Well, sweet readers, I have to go to bed now.. please comment and tell me what you think of my first ever big party... I had so much fun doing it! Thanks for checking out my blog!