Sunday, March 1, 2009
Eli had a wonderful first birthday party. Brandon and I made animal cupcakes to go with his "Old McDonald" theme. We made sheep, pigs, frogs, lady bugs, turtles, and mice. We had Raspberry Sherbet punch, a cream cheese/chocolate chip ball with graham crackers, strawberries and fruit dip, and ended up buying tons of pizzas for everyone for supper! It was a great party. Our guests included: My parents, sister and brother, and his friend Chris, Eli's closest friends (Horsts and Racchinis), Brandon's parents, and Brandon's sisters family (including our nephew Gavin). All of the kids played really well together. We opened up all the presents and let the kids play with all the new toys. They had a blast! We gave Eli his first cupcake. He was hesitant at first, but then ate a few bites of the frosting and called it quits. Brandon and I were wrong in our prediction that he would throw it on the floor! It was wonderful to have Brandon's family here from Texas. I was afraid they would have a horrible trip up (6 hours with a 3 1/2 year old) and never wnat to come again, but they had a really good trip and Gavin had a blast playing at "Cousin Eli's house" as he kept saying. I couldn't stop laughing last night because Brandon's dad fell asleep on the floor when we were playing in the basement and was snoring. Gavin just came out and said, "Papa's a pig!". His snoring did sound similar to a pig noise. We were all cracking up. Overall, everything couldn't have gone any better. Eli held up really well in all the stimulation and craziness. I was so proud of him!