Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Levi is ONE!!!

It is so hard to believe it's been a whole year since this precious child entered our lives. We prayed for a child, were blessed with one, and had NO clue how blessed we really were!!! He has been such an amazing baby, the number of "miserable" nights he's given us we can count on one hand. 

Family started arriving on Thursday evening and then it was a fun packed weekend!!

Friday night we went out for some delicious Mexican food with Mimi, Grandpa Lin, Grams, Pops, Nana and Grandpa.

 Steve and Kristie got in late Friday night so bright and early we had donuts. (Notice Braeden is in his soccer uniform. The kid things he needs to be dressed in some "uniform" at any point!)
 Nathan with his 2 new permanent teeth. :)
 And now begins the details of the party. If you don't care about the details....stop reading now. :) Just a couple of his toys. Our house was NOT over run with toys until last weekend! And to think....Christmas is less than 2 months away, agh!

 I made picture frames for each month of his life, they're propped up with Dr. Seuss books.
 Levi's smash cake, decorated by his Mama and Aunt Kristie!
 The "Who Cakes"

 Excuse the mirror shot...should have thought about that before I set up!
 Each food item had it's own little Dr. Seuss name...
 Party favors...

 Snack Table...

 Luckily all the grandmother's were here to do the fruit would have taken me days!

 And these ADORABLE kicks his Aunt Batesie sent him!!! I'm not usually a converse type of girl...but this are precious!

 Some of Levi's party guests...

 He knows where to go to get a snack!

 Sweet Izzy

 Getting ready to dig in to his cake!
 Mom! Hurry!!!
 Happy Birthday to You!!!
 He started by slowly digging his finger into the icing...
 which quickly turned into this.....

 and not too long after, this......

 Yup....he got the idea of the "smash" cake!
 All the month frames on the bar...and Mimi and Grandpa Lin snacking!
 His little buggy from Grandma Batesie!
 All the big boys enjoyed football outside, it was a gorgeous day!
 Birthday welcome wreath..
 Grams and Pops
 Levi and his Grandpa! It looks like he's blowing kisses, but he's not. :)
Thank you so much to everyone who came to share this wonderful day with us. Levi is so loved and we feel blessed to have so many people loving and supporting our baby!

It took him a couple of days to adjust after such a busy weekend, AND the time change! What was I thinking?!?


  1. What an adorable perfect party! That's the best smashing of a smash cake I've ever seen and I've been to a ton of 1st bday partys! Love ya'll and happy birthday Levi!

  2. Em - Levi's party was precious!! Every little detail is perfect! I so wish I could have been there. At least I can make it for the big 2nd birthday :) Love you!!