Saturday, February 4, 2012

Elijah's First Birthday Party!

We had Elijah's birthday party on Friday February 3rd. It was a blast! Mom, Dad, John, Heidi and all her family came, as well as Uncle Raymond, Auntie Sunday, Carson, and Lynne. We didn't do the big traditional first birthday luau, but we did make Kalua pig in the slow cooker and had rice, mac salad, green salad and a cucumber salad.

We decorated with balloons and bunting.
Elijah chowing down on pork and rice - one of his favorite foods!We had a full kitchen!
Cora got to the cake while I wasn't watching - silly girl.It wasn't super fancy - just two funfetti cake mix boxes to make a 4 layer cake. I even used frosting in a can to make it easier. Sprinkles on top - Cora's favorite thing.Singing to Elijah - he could tell he had all the attention, he was pretty excited.He was excited to get a slice but unsure of what to do with it.Trying to stick his whole cake-covered hand into his mouth - he had figured it out by then.Opening presents - Cora helped him out with this. His biggest present is still in the works.We sure love this little boy! He is the silliest, sweetest, and most snuggly baby ever! (Yes he may be 1 now but he's still our baby!) He can say Mama, Dada and he babbles a lot. His hair is a definite strawberry blond - it looks pretty reddish in the sunlight but more blond under artificial light. I never thought I would have a red haired child! His eyes have deepened to a beautiful hazel-green. He has the softest skin and deep dimples in both cheeks. He absolutely loves his sister, he loves books, he loves chasing and being chased, he loves getting into everything he's not supposed to have, and he LOVES hugs. He makes us laugh and smile everyday and we love him so!

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