Warning: This post is picture heavy.
But how else can I show you what the beautiful party and all of our fun?
Also, there are several party-goers who are not pictured below: Lucas and myself (because apparently I have become accustomed to focusing on the kids and not us), Grant's dad and his guest (because I didn't get any flattering pictures and I thought it was rude to post unflattering pictures of people with whom I am not closely acquainted...and yes that means I will post unflattering pictures of people with whom I am closely acquainted. You've been warned), and my mom (because even though I have a picture of her that I LOVE, she didn't like it and requested I not post it. So I am honoring her wishes).
Just a FEW of the gorgeous decorations completely put together by my talented sister-friend. Can you guess the theme?
Party people having fun!
The Birthday boy with his mama.
Mother and daughter.
The twins with Aunt Lala (who put together the fabulous favor bag including many of the treats you see in this picture) - I love how it looks like Ryan is tipping his hat and saying, "Howdy, Ma'am."
Auntie Rosie and Aaron (his first time meeting the whole family...I think we passed).
Mother and daughter
Twinners enjoying the party.
The cutest cowgirl in Texas!
While the treat table was a HUGE draw for my children (I'm pretty sure Allie had at least 10 red vines...), the presents under the table were intriguing.
Initially, the birthday boy was opening presents alone with his dad...
...but it wasn't long before eager cousins pushed closer to...um...offer their help.
And Allie couldn't stop trying to kiss him/petting him - because even at this age they understand that the birthday honoree is important, being tight with the birthday honoree is a bit of an honor, and having an "in" with the birthday honoree makes it more likely that he will share his new toys...
Next up - a photo op of H in his adorable birthday hat!
Which he pulled off in less time than it took to put it on...
Looking cool while we sang "Happy Birthday."
At first he was hesitant...
...then Daddy helped him try something and he didn't seem to be a fan...
...ultimately, though, he seemed to like it!
Playing with the toys once the party events settled down. This toy was, by far, the favorite toy. It was shipped in by the family who couldn't be there (Uncle Logie and Aunt Mindy). Not only did he play with it non-stop after the party, but even the next day he looked for it the second he was up and played with it as often as possible!
Happy Birthday, H!!!
And congratulations to Aunt Lala and Uncle Grant for surviving the first year!!
Oh, and the twins review of the party?
Allie said she "LOVED" it, and Ryan requested more the next day :)