Thursday, June 28, 2012

Caycen's First Birthday Party

Caycen's first birthday party was yesterday and let me tell ya, it was WILD :)

For his birthday, we did a "Where the Wild Things Are" theme, since he's our little "wild thing".
We started out by sending out these little invitations, which I made myself. I bought the clipart from Etsy and used it to create my invitation. I printed the invites through Walmart.com and it was PERFECT!



When guests drove up, they knew exactly where to go because the sign in the yard pointed to straight to our house!


When they walked in they were greeted with the favor table first. We did "wild" animal beach balls with favor tags that read "Thank you for making my party wild"



Next was the "Caycen" table.  There was his birthday pictures book, his birth announcement in a frame, his "Where the Wild Things Are" book, his "Watch Caycen Grow Tree", and one of his invitations.




The tree was one of my favorite things because it has pictures of Caycen from each month.


The food table had all of the "goodies" on it.  We had cupcakes, goldfish (his favorite snack), fruit snacks, then not shown in the picture was a vegetable tray and Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets and of course ICE CREAM.


We put little pop-up wild things all around the table.



I absolutely LOVED the cupcakes!!! We just ordered green cupcakes from Publix and I made the toppers to go on them.


The mantle was complete with the birthday banner I made for Caycen, and will be using for every birthday party from now on, as well as a picture of him with his "Max hat" on and a couple of wild things.


And here is where the King sat for his "FEAST".


So, now that you've seen all the decor, here are the party details.

There were tons of little wild things running around. They ate some snacks and then it was time for the birthday song, which was HILARIOIUS! Of course, I forgot to record it the first time, so I made everone sing it AGAIN.  Is that bad? Oh well, I had to have it on video.  Caycen got SO shy when everyone started singing. He even threw in a couple of laughs. It was the cutest.thing.ever!






chow down time!







Next we went outside and played on the slip 'n slide, the little pool, the roller coaster, and took pictures as "Max" from the book.









Is this what you're supposed to do on a slip 'n slide?? haha! My family!!!




After playing outside for a while, we went back in and opened presents. Caycen got SO.MUCH.STUFF!!! And it was all GREAT! He got tons of clothes, books, and even toys! He is one happy little boy!




We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that love our little man so much! My family drove 2 hours to come to his birthday party and turned around and drove 2 hours home after it was over. BLESS THEM! I was so shocked at how many people came to celebrate the birth of my little boy. Thank you to all of you for making it so special!

Now here are a few randoms:







Cousins...



And of course, Chance had to have his picture taken too! :)


What a GREAT day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

LetterS to 1 YEAR OLD Baby C


Yes, this month we have LetterS to Baby C. One from Mommy and one from Daddy.


To: Baby C
From: Daddy

Dear Caycen,

Wow how time has flown by. You are already one year old.  Growing up I could never picture what you were gonna look like or how you would act. Thank god you look like your mama.  And you have my funny goofy personality. 

Your first year growing up has been more fulfilling than I expected. I have enjoyed watching you grow so much.  There were all those nights that you kept us up all night and then the ones that we all slept like babies.  I can't wait to see how you will continue to grow and how God will use you in your lifetime. He blessed us so much when he gave you to us. I love you very much caycen and happy first birthday.

Love,
Daddy

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To: Baby C
From: Mommy


Dear Caycen,

You are one year old today! I can’t believe that this day is already here! You have changed so so much since the day you were born. This year has flown by way faster than I ever dreamed that it would.  I have truly cherished every single moment that I have had with you so far. I know I’ve said before that you were not planned, but you are the biggest blessing to your Daddy and me.  We couldn’t imagine life without you.

Looking back on all these months, you have learned to do so many things in such a short amount of time.  You have learned to sit up by yourself, crawl, and even walk. You are talking like crazy and mocking everything we do.  You are so stinkin’ smart!

Since the day you were born, you have been smiling and you have just been so happy. Anyone who sees you can’t help but smile back at you.  I love that you’ve been such a happy baby and so easy to please.

One of my most favorite things to do is cuddle with you and kiss your sweet little cheeks.  I love watching you and Daddy when you play and how he makes you giggle so easily. You sure do love him!

I hope that you will grow up to be just like your Daddy and be a man of God just like he is.  Thank you Baby C for such a wonderful year. I am so excited about the many more years of fun we will get to have! I love you with all of my heart.

Love,
Mommy
xoxo

Caycen is One!

Happy birthday to Caycen!



Some fun facts about Caycen's birthday:
Full name: Caycen Edward Darley
Born: June 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz
Length: 19 in

Zodiac sign: Gemini
Celebrities that share Baby C's birthday:
Courtney Cox
Neil Patrick Harris

Helen Hunt

Jim Belushi

In the news on June 15, 2011:

Total Lunar Eclipse: This was a relatively rare central lunar eclipse, in which the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's shadow was on July 16, 2000.

Facts about Caycen now at one year old:

Weight: 25 lbs (yes, he is a BIG boy!)
Height: 29 inches

Caycen can: talk, crawl, walk (still scared to take off by himself, but pretty much walking), read the words clap and wave, climb, point to the moon, do "arms up", throw, and play in the tub.

Words Caycen says often: Mama, Daddy, clap, hey, hi, hello, bye, cat, kitty, dog, thank you, yay, uh oh, nasty, duck

Words we've heard Caycen say or sing: "a, b, c", diaper, stop, cooper

Pictures of our little man digging into his cupcake for his 1st birthday photoshoot:









We are so proud of our sweet little boy! Happy birthday Baby C!