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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cowboys & Indians Birthday Party – Part 2


Part 2 of my baby boy’s BIG day!

…well, it was a little bit of MY big day as well ;)


{Need to catch up? Here’s Part 1 in case you missed it!}


I got to take advantage of the occasion to catch up with friends and family I don’t get to see NEAR as often as I’d like. My college roommate of 4 years got to come and bring her PRECIOUS 2 month old daughter, a.k.a. Houston’s future girlfriend, Claire.



He we are, chatting it up and looking at ohhhhhhh… just 400 of only my FAVORITE Houston photos from the past year. For each one I chose for the album, there were at least 10 photos still on my hard drive. Moderation has never been a strong point of mine.



Houston’s “third set of grandparents”, his sitters, Donna & Russell.



Nick’s parents, Grand-dad and Kiki.



The Roberts Clan



Gina & Gabriella



Happy boy!



a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. new friends!



I couldn’t believe how emotional I was bringing Houston’s cake out to him while TONS of family and friends sang Happy Birthday… I was not expecting that! Houston smiled ear to ear the entire song, he didn’t mind all the attention one bit.

How am I not surprised?



My sister made his cutie-pahtootie smash cake. I picked out a healthy recipe *thinking* baby boy would be smashing into the things and stuffing his face full of sugar, inducing a crazy sugar high the rest of the night.



Turns out, the cake could have been made of pure sugar because little man wasn’t interested in it at all!



I even made him a regular, chock full of sugar birthday cake on his actual birthday and again, NOT interested. Crazy boy – he loves his spinach, asparagus, broccoli – just don’t ask him to eat any cake!



Love these pics!♥




A pensive moment in all the fun.



Love those chunky legs in the pink John Deere boots!




He surprised me again when he was actually interested in opening gifts. My sister helped him the whole time and though I’m sure it was mostly the ripping paper that intrigued him, he was a hoot to watch.




Uncle Chad helping him out.



Aunt Melissa assisting the birthday boy.



Fun new ride!



My little cousin, Alisha – gorgeous girl!



Precious Stella.



Wyatt loving the balloons.



We can’t thank everyone enough for making our boy’s first birthday better than we ever dreamed it could be.


We love this little guy to the moon and back and his first year has been the most truly amazing of our entire lives!



Houston, I hope you enjoy these pictures one day and know how immensely loved you were and *are* and that know that you really did have a blast on your first birthday whether you remember it or not! ;)



Your Momma


  1. Hard to believe he's already 1! You have set the bar pretty high for his subsequent birthdays, you know (: Seriously, I think you thought of every detail and nothing went unnoticed.

    Photography question for you because your pictures look so great, what editing software do you use or do you use one at all? Specifically, I wondered how you were able to get Stella's eyes so vivid in that last picture of her. I can tell her eyes are already a beautiful shade of blue but they seem to glisten in that picture. Thanks!

  2. Precious boy! Seriously wishing I was having Lainey's party at home now! Her party is Saturday and I'm getting do excited but it is so bittersweet how quickly it came.

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  3. You have a beautiful family, Stephanie! It looks like Houston had a fabulous party! :)

  4. Congratulations on your one year old's party. As I new father I can tell you it just gets better and better as their personality begins to form and emerge. I have 2 and 4 year old girls (in Charleston)and it is a rare day that one of them don't do something new to amaze me. Our oldest in particular.

  5. aw i LOVE that last picture! too cute! i have been thinking about a cowboy theme for roman's birthday too and i am LOVING everything you did!


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