The Big Birthday Recap

We celebrated Jace’s first birthday this week.  What a milestone.  It’s hard to believe that he’s been here for a year.  One year ago, I thought I had tons of time to get to the hospital.  One year ago, the nurses told me there was no time to wait for a doctor to deliver him.  One year ago, Ken almost missed Jace’s arrival because he was parking the car.  Wow, what a night three hours that was!  And no, you don’t forget the pain 🙂

I can’t imagine life without our little Jacer now.  Our littlest little is growing quickly.  He makes us laugh, and we love to laugh around here!  He got to enjoy his little birthday party surrounded by people who love him.  And luckily for him, he has an excellent assistant to help with the important things, like making cupcakes, decorating the house, and opening presents.  What would he do without his big brother?

We started our festivities by baking cupcakes to take to Kelly’s…

We bought $0.16 worth of sprinkles from the Bulk Barn just for this

I’m so lucky to have a Quality Control professional on staff here…

The next day, we had to work on decorations.  Griffin set the table:

Then we had to go to Sobeys to pick up the cake and some balloons.  I let Griff pick out any helium balloon he wanted…

Good choice...

When our guests arrived, it was time to open presents!

Q.C check

After that, it was time for cake!

Whose birthday is it anyway?

(we were celebrating Uncle Dwayne’s birthday too!)

Jace did manage to get in on the action a little bit, although he wasn’t too interested in the cake:

We had a great day.  A baby’s first birthday is truly something to be celebrated.  That first year is so hard and it comes with so many hurdles, so many sleepless nights, and it really feels like it’s never going to end.  But it really does get better, and at some point, it actually becomes fun.  We’re at the fun part now 🙂

Jace has brought our family closer together.  He has brought so much joy to our house.  He makes us laugh out loud.  And Griffin has grown right along with him – this is the best part.  Jace has taught Griffin to be more patient and more compassionate.  He has taught him emapthy and caring on a level that I don’t think we could ever teach.  Watching them together makes my life, and I am thankful every day that someone, somewhere, thought enough of me to grace me with this life, and with the people in it.  Jace completes our little family puzzle.

So here’s to a great year, the best of our lives (so far!)

"Woo hoo! Party like it's 2011!"


One thought on “The Big Birthday Recap

  1. Cory and I laughed out loud at the balloon!! OMG that is soooo funny! Thanks for sharing Jace’s special day. You certainly are blessed to have such a wonderful family, both near and far, and we are blessed to have all of you!!!!! xoxoxox

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