Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Jacob!

Josh, Jacob, and Ethan in the parking lot after the movie

Ethan and Syvanah during their bug hunt

Birthday festivities and cake

To celebrate our little man's special day, we took Ethan and Jacob to see the new Pixar movie "Up" and Jacob did surprisingly well. I thought he'd be scared of the loud sounds, but he didn't seem bothered by it. He was getting really wiggly and tired by the end, but we made it through his first movie!

The following day we threw a family party. Josh's mom told me a while back that she was making a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" themed quilt for his birthday gift, and so I decided to go with a bug themed birthday party. To start off, Ethan and Syvanah enjoyed a bug hunt with their new bug cages. Aunt Mackenzy set out lots of fake bugs in the backyard for the kids to find. Before the game started, Syvanah tried picking one up and so Mackenzy told her not to or else they would bite her. Well, you probably guessed it, when the game started, she didn't want to pick up the bugs and when Shelby finally made her do it, she cried. She did however, quickly figure out that the bugs weren't real and stopped crying. We enjoyed a Mexican-style potluck dinner featuring Aunt Sue and Grandma Judy's delicious chicken enchiladas with green sauce and beef enchiladas with red sauce. Yum! Jacob's birthday cake was caterpillar shaped, formed out of green frosted cupcakes and a red frosted head to resemble the "Very Hungry Caterpillar." The guests all had the green cupcakes and Jacob got to eat the head, which was Josh's masterpiece. Originally, the head turned out pink, but Josh mixed a little powdered sugar with red food dye and painted the cake red. Then he dyed the red licorice black using a mixture of food dyes. Good job, honey! Grandma and Grandpa Taylor provided their famous homemade peach ice cream to go along with the cake. Later on, we played a game of pin the bee on the flower. That was pretty fun, except poor Ethan ran into the wall while he was blindfolded. He was a good sport about it though. Jacob received a lot of darling toys which he and Ethan have been thoroughly enjoying! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a birthday to remember!

Jacob had an awesome first birthday! We love him so much!


Julie said...
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Julie said...

Well, you can tell I'm mixed-up so let's try again-lol.
I think there are some pictures on my camera that I need to upload and pass on. It is hard to believe Jacob is a year old. We had such a fun party! I just love looking at all of my little grandchildren's pictures on the mantle each evening. What a blessing they are to us in our lives! Pure joy! We are a richly blessed family!