Austin turned 1 this Sunday, February 8th!!! I can't believe that I have a one year old and one year ago I gave birth to him. My mom called me and said, "Congratulations on keeping Austin alive for a whole year." Umm...thanks? I am pretty sure I set my bar a little higher than that but I guess it is a valid point. In one whole year he went from a little helpless baby that couldn't even move his head without help to a full on little boy that charges through the house throwing his balls and drinking out of sippy cups. I don't remember letting this happen, but it did!!
For his birthday we got together a few weekends ago because this was the only time everyone was in town. I had planned to do it this last weekend but after finding out not everyone would make it, I threw a celebration together in less than 24 hours. I had an ice cream bar with all the favorite toppings and cute ice cream dishes (thanks to Wendy) and lots of other sweet desserts. My mom made a cute cake all for Austin and a platter of cupcakes for all the guests. I decorated the house, moved some furniture, bought our party hats and we had an AWESOME party going! Here are LOTS of pictures:
Here is the group
Jess's kids eating under out table- so cute!
Here is us all opening presents- all the kids chipped in and of course wonderful Jess...don't know what we would do without her!
The party was a blast and we love all of our family and friends that came to celebrate- but we also had many people we wished could have come!! Austin was hilarious at the party with all the attention. When we all surrounded him to sing, the whole song he was cracking up. I'm not sure if he thought we were all being silly or he was embarassed but either way it was adorable!! Now I just know that I will be planning his 2nd birthday party before I know it...