Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tyler: 1st Birthday Party

Wow, where does the time go?  I can't believe we celebrated Tyler's 1st birthday over a month ago already!  Here's a quick recap of his day.

Tyler really doesn't have a favorite theme at this age, so I just went with the blue/brown and giraffe theme from his nursery.  Here's the wall I put together celebrating his first year.  My niece and I made the birthday banner, thanks Lyndsay for all your help!  On the left I hung his newborn sleeper and onesie and on the right I hung his 12m onesie and sleeper to show how much he's grown in a year.

I created this poster collage with all his monthly photos.  

Mr. Giraffe wore the birthday hat.

Homemade giraffe cupcakes, thank you Mandy and Patti for all your help!!!

Toddlers everywhere!

Getting ready to sing to the birthday boy.

"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to"

Video:  Tyler not happy about the high chair!

Showing off his stunt while everyone clapped turned the tears to huge giggles.

Tyler's little birthday cupcake

Video:  Singing Happy Birthday

His very first taste of sugar and really not too thrilled about it.

Video:  He much prefers cantaloupe!

The celebration continued in the backyard with all kinds of water activities for the kiddos.

Loving his new hat from Aunt Sheree

Check out my birthday shirt!

His absolute favorite gift, a vacuum cleaner!
He pushed this thing around for hours!

... and a visit from Gpa and Gma was quite a spectacular gift as well!

Happy 1st Birthday Tyler!  We love you sooooooo much!


  1. What a party! I loooove those giraffe cupcakes - they are too cute. And what a good boy, preferring fruit to cupcakes - how long will that last?

  2. Awwwww, what a great party and great day!! I get a little teary imagining that happening at our house all too soon! I imagine there were mixed emotions at your house, too.

    Love the decor and cute cupcakes! Great job on the best first birthday a little boy could have!!

    The Other Jill

  3. YAY!!!!! Happy Birthday, Tyler!

    Jill, I am SO late responding to your email but I promise I will write soon :-) For now I just wanted to say hi and congrats on your little guy turning 1!! I have really loved reading your blog this year (I read all the time even though I don't always comment), and I always thank and praise God for giving you your sweet Tyler. *Hugs*

  4. Tyler liked canalope over cake...I "think" that's against the law isn't it?! lol It looks as though he had a great first birthday! I liked how you had the onesies beside each other...he definately is growing well! The giraffe theme was very sweet thanks to Grammy's dream that you were going to have a giraffe, instead of a baby! I'm glad that some dreams don't come true! lol Thanks for sharing Tyler's milestone! He's too cute and funny! :)

  5. LOVE the cupcakes~~~ How fun...looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Seems like FOREVER ago when you were posting belly shots:(

    The fun is just beginning....I always said my favorite age is 18 months to 24 months because most kids (including both of mine) just take off with their talking, learning, etc.....sooooo fun!

  6. It looks like that was one great party!
    I hope you get to update the blog once ina while.
    Best wishes,

  7. You did such a great job! I love the look on his face in the vacuum picture! LOL! Such a precious little sweetheart!

  8. Happy Birthday Tyler! It looks like it was a lot of fun for all. And yes, those cupcakes are too cute! I bet they were yummy...


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