Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Andy!

A year ago today, we became a family of 4! So today marks more than just Andy's first birthday, it is the day our family became what it is, awesome!

Andy woke up at 6:30 this morning. After being serenaded multiple times by his big sister, and having a hearty breakfast, he went back to sleep until 11, when we woke him up for his party!

We did a sports theme, it was very fun! He had a baseball cake decorated by his mommy. Justin and Audrey came over to help bake the cupcakes, then came early and along with Memere we set up for the party and decorated cupcakes. They turned out pretty cute!

Memere gave him a cute little car that he loves! He was so proud of himself sitting up on it!

Uncle Justin made a really fun bean bag toss game called Cornhole. Don't let the name fool you, it was really fun, and not at all inappropriate. Everyone enjoyed playing, even the kids who kept stealing the bags!

Andy got so many great toys and a TON of clothes! The clothes are so appreciated because he is outgrowing things before he can wear them twice! Julie, Dawson, Anabelle and Lina were all huge helps with opening gifts, while Andy kept crawling away. But after everyone left, he played with all his toys and was so happy!

The the time came to give him his first cake. To say he was excited would be an understatement. He could not get the cake into his mouth fast enough. He crammed it in. Julie kept trying to stop him, saying "that is not the way we eat Brother!" But it was his birthday, so she had to let him go. And he did!

So Happy Birthday my big man. I love you more each day. I can not wait to see what the next year will bring and all the amazing things you will do!


Ann said...

Today was just a perfect day. You are fabulous for opening your heart and your home for all of your family and friends to share. Andy and Julie are your children, but a piece of them belongs to everyone that was there today. Thanks for sharing the love. I feel it every day. Mom/Memere/Ann

Tania said...

Such great photos! Sorry we missed the party but I am running past empty!

He is such a big boy now! And I love how he dug into that cake! :-)

Arlene said...

His party looked fabulous!! Great job on the cake Rachel. He reminds me of Stephen, on his first birthday, the way he enjoyed it. We love you and are so proud of you and your family.
Lots of love,
Hal and Arlene

Arlene said...

I forgot to say thank you for your kind words to me regarding us not attending the big man's party "please don't feel bad, you are part of his life and that is more important". You are one of the many blessings in my life Rachel, along with all the Hunters! We love you!!!xoxo