Sunday, March 16, 2008

Birthday Party!

Today we celebrated Dane's 1st birthday with a party at our house! It was so much fun watching him react to his 1st party hat, 1st balloons, 1st b-day gifts and 1st cake. He was pooped after the 2-hour festivity :-)

Dane tested out his party hat before the guests arrived. He liked it! For about 1 minute.
Are these balloons for me? [Dane has been eyeing balloons, from a distance, at places we shop. We were excited to see how he reacted to them up close.]He was timid at first but then drug them all over the house. Although we weren't sure if he liked the balloons or if he just wanted to play with the toy we tied them too. Either way, cute pictures!Checking out his first present. Vroom, vroom.He was a little mad when I made him sit in my lap to open more gifts. The mutual gift opening lasted about 30 seconds and then he was off playing with toys. So I got to open all the gifts I had wrapped the night before :-)We love this picture. He's playing with a tractor while eyeing his new drum. Too many new toys to choose from!!!!
This is Dane's first b-day cake. I stayed up all night making it. And if you believe that, you don't know me very well :-)This is Dane's second, much smaller, b-day cake. He had no clue what to do with the singing and the glowing candle!We love this picture because he's grabbing his belly fat.He was very cautious at first.Then he took a break for some singing.
And then he got down to business.
And then he just wanted to take a nap!
It was a big day for you Dane. Happy 1st birthday party! We love you and can't wait to celebrate YOU year after year.

18 comments:

Nana said...

What a great first birthday! I can see he inherited his Nana's love of chocolate! Way to go, Dane! Papa and I hope to celebrate future birthdays with you in person, and we hope we'll be around to buy you a beer on your 21st!!!

Love, Nana

Tootle Family said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every single one of those pictures. You captured it so perfectly, and I wasn't even there to know if you captured it perfectly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANE!!!!!

Cathy Bolander said...

Belly fat. I love that photo. And I really love the photo of him chillin while singing is happening. Isn't that buggy great? Johnnie loves that. It was his 1st birthday gift as well.

boo arnold said...

Great pictures!! Happy Birthday DANE! What a fun number 1 cake! and he will love that push car he can sit in! the girls are BIG balloon fans here. and I LOVE the family picture!!! Its perfect of your 3!!! a framer!! You look gorgeous Shel!

Glad it was such a fun event:)) many more to come!!

SHANNON LEE said...

Happy Birthday Dane. Love the new family photo.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday big D!!!! I love you!!!

Hans-Dieter said...

Im celebrating all the way from LA by grabbing my belly fat too!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANE!!!!

Lindsay said...

OK how cute can one kid be??? I love that he now has his own car and the one with the tractor is adorable!! My favorite is your comment about the cake...way to go Shells baking all night (hee hee). Such a Martha...did you leave a little flour on your face?? :) Everything looks like it was so fun!! Can't wait to celebrate again in April! XOXO

Team Rillos said...

Happy 1st birthday Dane! Here's to many many more! You are such an adorable little boy. Great pictures of the blessed event. I think your family color is green, you all look gorgeous!

Nicole Svendsen said...

Those were great Shelly. I cannot believe he is already one. The pictures are just great...if Matt wants to fly out to take pictures at Siena's first birthday he can:)I love the one of him sitting back after eating some cake.

Wendyhooten said...

Okay, hands down...my little nephew is the CUTEST EVER!!! Love the St. Patty's day family picture too, my wee little Irish lad looks so handsome. His facial expressions speak volumes for his inherent curiosity of life that I know will grow as he does. He looks so happy with all the new toys and the colorful balloons and cakes. I wish I could have been there and hope to make it next year :) Loves. Aunt Wends

Wendyhooten said...

Okay, hands down...my little nephew is the CUTEST EVER!!! Love the St. Patty's day family picture too, my wee little Irish lad looks so handsome. His facial expressions speak volumes for his inherent curiosity of life that I know will grow as he does. He looks so happy with all the new toys and the colorful balloons and cakes. I wish I could have been there and hope to make it next year :) Loves. Aunt Wends

J.J. Killins said...

aw so cute!!! happy first party MOM and DAD - it's totally about you this year...congrats...the first year is amazing:)

Woods Family said...

I am smiling so wide right now! All I can say I BELLY FAT! Hysterical!!

Sara said...

Matt and Shelley,
It has been a long time, but am so happy to have stumbled across your blog through many mutual friends (Laughrey's, Killin's, and Bolander's). Dane is just adorable and looks to be full of personality. Congratlutaions on your beautiful family!!!

Sara Ricci Vuoso

Katie said...

I love that you decorated his high chair! Looks like he had a wonderful Birthday Party! Good job on the cake! (-:

gbeach said...

Your baby is so cute. I can't believe that he is a year already.
Love Ed and Gail Beach

Kat said...

Ok--I love that Dane got 2 birthday cakes. That ROCKS!! And please tell me--did you make the birthday cake in the shape of a 1. That cake looked AWESOME!! It looks like you guys are having fun and I love all the fun pictures! :)

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