Finally have some time to post some pics of Kevin's 1st birthday party! Kevin turned 1 on the 27th of July, but we had his party on Saturday the 24th so Aunt Erin could make it, since she was due with Cousin Makenzie at the beginning of August.
Back in 2008, since Amanda's 1st birthday party was just a few weeks after the holidays, I had decided to keep it small. Only invited family and close family friends. And I got a lot of slack from people, saying they wanted to be invited! So I decided to do it up big for Kevin - I invited everyone and planned a whole Hawaiian theme, a pool and water play for the kids...
and no one could come. Apparently July is a busy month for people! So we ended up with a small party again. Oh well, so be it.
Before. Amanda wanted to be in the pictures with Kevin.
Great action shot of Amanda on the bouncer, with cousin Andrew in the background.
The day was kind of coolish, so there wasn't much waterplay, but Amanda went swimming anyway.
The food table. I still had hawaiian food, which was delish!
Dessert was Sprinkles cupcakes. I was sick the week before and just couldn't muster up the energy to make them myself.
Here's Kevin testing out his cupcake (black & white, which was just a chocolate cupcake with white frosting)
And after he got a taste
Telling cousin Andrew all about it!
I let Kevin play in the water table for a bit too
Playing with friend Kylie (just a few months younger than him)
And then he figured out how to climb under the chair!
All in all it was a good day, and Kevin got lots of attention and some great gifts!