Monday, August 26, 2013

Birthday party, the cake and on the move

- A party for a beloved one-year-old.  Monroe's mom took pictures of him every monthly anniversary of his birth and strung them up for his party.  An inspired idea.

- As is tradition in our family for a first birthday party, he was allowed to eat this little cake with his fingers.  He delicately picked off pieces and ate them, probably wondering when someone would stop him.

Favorite moment of the weekend:  Sitting down in my grandmother's rocking chair in his bedroom, while his mom gets him ready for church.  He toddles over, picks up a book and hands it to me.  He sits in my lap and lets me read to him for about two minutes and then is down and off again.


Granny Annie said...

What a wonderful idea to display the monthly photos! Did mom come up with that idea herself? Very, very clever.

It is always a blast watching a one year old with that first birthday cake. Rarely do they plunge right in, but once they realize they can it's messy time.

What story did Auntie Lynn read him?

So hard to believe Monroe is already ONE! Happy Birthday little guy. We love watching you grow.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

She says she got the idea from a daily email she gets called Very Jane. :)

I read him the book he handed me, called "Good night Georgia." It has scenes from different areas in the state of Georgia. Pretty neat.

It is hard to believe. He is a much loved baby.

happygirl said...

The photos are a GREAT idea. Really GREAT. I'm going to steal that if I ever have a grandchild. And a personal cake... genius. :)

Elephant's Child said...

My goodness. His presents must outweigh him by a considerable margin.
Loved the cake, and the photo idea too.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the cake it's very unusual. Glad you got to join in with all the celebrations. I've heard about the photo idea too. Sounds a nice idea.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a LOVELY idea the pictures are....I've not seen that before....
Most unusual and BEAUTIFUL Cake! It looks like it was a fun afternoon!

Lynn said...

happygirl -

Steal away. :)

Elephant's Child -

Indeed. And the paparazzi were snapping away.

Joe -

I had to drive five hours to get there, but I loved every minute.

Naomi -

I hear the cake was good, too. :) It was a fun afternoon.

TALON said...

Awww! So sweet. Babies that age have such short attention spans, but I think that makes them even more adorable. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. how wonderful - sounds quite delightful - so pleased he's keen on books and already learning about his home State ...

Love the cake and all the photos - then those prezzies ... luckly little chap!!

Obviously a great weekend .. Hilary

Munir said...

God Bless him and his family.
Wonderful idea of taking pictures of monthly birthday:)

Leonora said...

I love everything about this party, especially your description of how Monroe ate his cake : )
One day he'll be a big, strapping young man and he'll have those wonderful photos to look back at.

Riot Kitty said...

How cute! I wonder if Monroe and I have the same birthday (Sunday?) My grandmother just sent me some pictures from my fifth birthday, and I have to say they were pretty cute!

Snaggle Tooth said...

In awe of the monthly infant photo idea! They develop so much in so little time! Always treasure the beginning pics of mine too- Sad I rarely print pics anymore.
Didn't he even get covered with a mess of frosting?
I have a feeling alot of reading with Auntie Lynn is in his future!

Lynn said...

Talon -

Oh boy - he sure focused on the car that his maternal grandparents got him. We decided they were going to have keep it in the guest room out of sight so he doesn't want to be pushed around in it all the time. :)

Hilary -

I'm glad he likes books, too.

Munir -

Thank you for the blessing - lovely.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Thank you - I'm glad you liked it. I loved every minute of being there - even the mingling with relatives from the other side (some of which are not so friendly.)

Riot Kitty -

Happy birthday - belatedly. No his birthday was actually the 27th of August.

Birthday hug! (((HUG)))

Snaggle -

I thought that was a great idea, too. I hope it catches on!

Shionge said...

What a lovely cake and what a brillant idea. Happy Birthday to Monroe :D