As you know, the first party (on March 7th- his actual birthday) had to be cancelled thanks to a stomach virus, but since I had made all of the decorations, it felt a bit of a waste not to reschedule (and you only turn one once!) The day was beautiful, and Gaines was surrounded by family, friends, and love from far away.
There wasn't a theme really. Just a lot of blue and baby!
There are so many pictures. My sweet sister-in-law and father-in-law took pictures for me. Sorry I'm not sorry.
The cross and the sign were on his wreath for the hospital door when he was born.
I don't have any clever names for the food. We had stuffed peppers (thanks Mimi!), fruit (thanks Nana!), chicken (thanks Chick-fil-a!), cake (thanks Tippi!) and boxed pasta salad (you're welcome.)
My incredible friend, Tippi, made a blue birthday cake and smash cake for his first birthday party. And then she did the whole thing again for the second. Amazing. And the cake was amazing too- it was blue on the inside!
I reused a lot of the decor my sister had made for Woody's first birthday. There were blue candies for party favors.
Bubbles for the kids' favors
Gaines and his Mimi (Brooks's mom)
Gaines and me
Pigging out on everyone else's lunch
Aunt Savanna and Uncle Jake
The Birthday Boy's Wonderful Big Brother- Woody
Amy and Alli (former co-workers and wonderful friends) with Gaines
Maridelle and Jane (great grandmommas) with my mom discussing how amazing their grandchildren are
Aunt Savanna, Jane, and Aunt Melanie
The best out of our attempts at a family photo
Cousin Momo, Gaines, and my dad
Woody and Cousin Maddox
Riding Dad in the JumpJump
My brother (William Alton) with Gaines Alton
So happy we got to celebrate our little Peepers!