Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Noah's Ark Party

Today we celebrated Noah’s 1st birthday. **Tears**. I can’t believe my baby is ONE!
On top of all the typical party hosting craziness, we’ve been dealing with the home sale/pending move all week (more on that later!) Needless to say, this party was a little bit more stressful than most & there were a few things that fell through the cracks. I have decided not to dwell on those things and instead to just focus on how much fun we had!

I think the décor turned out precious, although I was still putting stuff up as people were walking in.

The Noah’s Ark cake and snack table, complete with rain clouds!
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I tried to carry the theme to the food. We had hot dogs, zebra cakes, goldfish…
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cheetos, bananas…
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rainbow fruit kabobs… pretty & delicious!
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Noah’s Ark cake & rainbow cupcakes!
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A display for Noah’s monthly photos
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A balloon rainbow! I loved it, but it was a major pain in the booty to make!
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Our birthday boy had a little bit of a cranky morning and didn’t want to nap, but he cheered up as the party started. Being outside helped – it was a beautiful day!
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Being on daddy’s shoulders guarantees giggles and big smiles!
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He can pass for the old man from “Up” with his bald head and helium balloons!
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I had animal coloring sheets set up for the bigger kids when they first arrived. Sydney, Emily & Avery went right to work!
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Tanner & Ben both chose Tigers. Big surprise!
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When they were all done I had some beautiful art!
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Hi Luke! Glad you’re here!
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Grace & Grant weren’t as interested in coloring and did some sliding instead.
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Grace stopped to smell the Mountain Laurels.
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Noah chased balloons around most of the morning.
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Soon it was lunch time!
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Noah enjoyed his bottle outside on the deck.
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Cake time was next! Ben & Grace were coaching Noah on blowing out his candle.
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What is this business all about? Can I touch the fire?
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Crying because I wouldn’t let him touch the fire.

Noah was such a trooper, though. Here he is powering through and eating cake despite the tears.
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Getting the hang of it.
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Eating a little more.
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Action shot – cake smashing!
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Commencing sugar coma.
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Consider it smashed.
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It was finally time to cut into the ark! I did NOT think this cake was going to come together, but I loved the way it turned out!
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We had another activity planned after cake. I emptied out these little water bottles and put stickers on them.
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Then the kids used skittles to make rainbows in their bottles.
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Hard at work.
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The kids did great with their bottles and were so cute showing them off!
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The birthday brother & sister!
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We had so much fun and are so grateful for all of the friends that celebrated with us!
Noah’s best friend came all the way from Corpus!
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Lucky for me, Rylan can’t drive yet. That means that my best friend gets to come, too! 
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Lauren & Kelli were here to represent the YL girlies! The kids were so excited to see them!
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Noah loves his Lauren!
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Practicing walking!
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Lots of family came, too! Grammy, Great Grandma Evelyn, Sweetie, Paw Paw & Cousin Niki all traveled far to be with us. We love ya’ll!
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We had such a great time. Here is the final proof that the party was a success… naps all around!
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4 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike (or both love Pinterest!) We had rainbow fruit kabobs, too! :) Great job, Momma! Everything looks amazing as usual. Oh, and tell Ben we said "Geaux Tigers!". ;)

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  2. How did you make the raindrops and attach them to the pom poms?

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    1. I cut them out of blue cardstock, then taped them with double stick tape to fishing line. I used double stick tape to attach the fishing line to the pom pom, too.

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