The Par-tay

We had Jake's big (and by big I mean very small) first birthday party on Saturday. Here are a ridiculous number of pictures.

Remember when I took the baseball pictures?
This is what I made with one of them.

I made this awesome thing with the Yankees logo.
Not that we like the Yankees. It was just closest to his name.

Put it all together and this was the invitation.
Total cost: $2.00 for printing the pictures.
(I already had the paper, envelopes, and stamps.)

The party decorations and cupcakes.

The Jake Cake

The spread... pretzels, nachos, candy, and of course Cracker Jacks.

The collage of the Snoopy pictures.

Mama and her one year old.

The decor up close.

Mama and Daddy and their one year old.

Jake and his girlfriend, Lindsay.
And Coach K.

What are you doing here and why are you playing with my toys?

Granna and her one year old.
And check out his sweet Red Keds we found this weekend!

Checking out the balloon Aunt Candice brought.

Daddy and his one year old.

Can we get this party started?

Ready for some cake!

Some very wide-mouthed singing.

Blowing out the candle with Mama.

What am I supposed to do here?

It's fun to poke it!

Not so sure about the cake.
On to presents!

Not unlike Christmas, the paper was a hit!

Reading a card.

The overalls that my friend/college roommate Gillian made for Jake.

The back of the overalls!
Way to go Gillian!
Gig 'em Class of '31!

Keep away! This is MY wagon!

The cousins.

Mimi and Pop with their one year old.

Jake enjoying his push-along scooter.

Daddy and son.

Jake with all of his loot. He also got a car seat for Daddy's car from Mimi and Pop and a car seat for Mommy's car from Great Grammy.


  1. What a cutie! Looks like he had a great time! I like the picture with all his loot. :-) Give the birthday boy a hug from his friend Ben. They totally need to meet sometime in the next 5 billion years.

  2. WOW!!! great day! Man, he got some sweet presents!! Lots of fun was had!

  3. Happy 1st Birthday Jake! One is such a fun age! You did a great job on the decorations and cake!

  4. As usual, you did a wonderful & creative job with this party. Everything looked and tasted delightful. Our little Jake is one lucky boy to have you and Jon who love him so much and are such good parents.
    Mimi & Pop

  5. soooooo cute! happy birthday jake!!!

  6. Love it! I think he must have enjoyed himself :) You are so talented with the graphic designs and all the decoration & food. Good job with the year of pictures too. I need to do that wit Emory.

  7. I can't believe you spelled LindsAy's name wrong! Shame on you!