Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Jaxen turns one this week and I have known he would turn one all year long. Not a surprise. Just like I know Christmas happens every December 25. No surprise - but somehow it still catches me (and most others) off guard...right? Know what I mean?!

So Thursday (less than a week until his birthday) I had no idea what I was going to do for his first birthday or when we would have a party. I love birthdays, and parties, but could not decide what to do for Jaxen. Friday morning I had an idea...I mentioned it to Nik that afternoon and 24 hours later we were getting ready for his party!

And it turned out great.

It was really fun.

And nothing says it better than pictures!

His 1st Birthday Bib
A picture station set up
I decided to have the party outside and decorated with balloons
Iced down water in Jaxens wagon
Some of the party guests at the picture station....
Ha ha! This one cracks me up!

LOVE how this one turned out!

Jaxen was playing some games before the guests arrived
And staying hydrated, with ice!
He is excited about his party!
I made brownies and served up some Ice Cream Sundaes

Jaxen was eyeing his ice cream
It's hard to see, but there is a candle in his bowl of ice cream
We did not do cake...just ice cream (and cherries, which he loved)!
Nik helped Jaxen open his gifts
He got some really fun gifts!
And he had a blast entertaining everyone with his new drum
Playing with all his new toys!

And that's the recap of his party! We had a really fun time celebrating Jaxen!
I can't help but think that this time last year, I was at the hospital, in labor!
And that I had never laid eyes on Jaxen....and how my whole world has changed!
He is amazing and I'm so thankful that he is my son!

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that you do the BEST last minute parties!