Birthday Party x 2

Jack's 2nd Party
Jack got to celebrate his Birthday twice this year. Here are pictures of his 2nd party (one week after his Birthday). We had family come over to help us celebrate and it was a lot of fun. We are so lucky to have some many people live so close to us. (Warning: there are a lot of pictures!)

Jack opening his 1st present.

Everyone admiring the present from Brody and Xander. It is a huge blow up play pin with a hundred balls, or in other words Jack's dream toy.

Jack in his wagon for the first time. He was a little overwhelmed by all that was happening and the look on his face says it all!

Olea trying to pick Jack's nose. I love this picture, it cracks me up!

The wagon was a hit!

Dan and Chip. Chip and Liz are neighbors and very dear friends of ours and we were so glad they came!

Me and Kristina. My beautiful sister-in-law.

Heidi and Stan...the life of the party. No seriously there would not have been a party if it were not for them. Heidi even brought Jack's cake!

Ben and Brandon obviously discussing how to solve all the worlds problems!

Emily and little Luke. One of Jack's best buds!

Jack and Dad. It' so hard being one!

Getting ready to blow out candles!

Me and Dan getting the cake ready. Teamwork!

Nat, Ben and big Luke. We were so happy that Nat and her family made it. It is always so much fun getting all the cousins together. (Cute hats!)

This is a picture taken early that morning. Jack would not let me put him down and I was thinking how am I going to get ready for the party? Then the doorbell rang and lo and behold it was a gift from Aunt Leah. This puzzle was in it and it had him occupied long enough for me to finish. Literally saved by the bell!

The First Party
So because Dan and I were both sick during Jack's Birthday we had to reschedule his party. Dan and I were feeling really bad about it so we decided to have a party with the three of us. I made some cupcakes, whipped out the Birthday hats and we had an instant party!

Lookin' cute in our party hats!

Jack was all smiles and ready to party.

He was fascinated by the candles!

Not so sure about these cupcakes...what a picky eater!

Not really digging it!

Decided it was way more fun to squish on the counter top!

All in all Jack had a great Birthday! We still can't believe he is 1, he is growing up right before our eyes! We love you Jack!


Alisha Schwanke Photo said...

how cute! i love all the pictures, but especially the one of the baby picking jack's nose! how funny.
i'm taking 1 year pictures of a "jack" this week so this post got me excited for it! :)

The Steel's said...

He is so cute..I love his hair. Little boys are so fun. I feel like i keep leaving weird things about myself and ask strange random questions. So a little sum up. I have been married 4 years. My kids are 3 and 18 months, and they keep me very busy as all kids do. I do stay home and I love it. Our house will hopefully be done in about a month so hooray! I would love to have a little get-together sometime. It is so great to see what you are up to.

Cardon Family said...

It looks like he had two fun parties! It is the best to have some family and close friends around to share special days with! It makes all the difference! By the way...you and Kristina look gorgeous in that picture!

Leah Finch said...

SO MUCH FUN!!!! I HATE MISSING THINGS!!!! I love you guys! See you soon!

Tuckett and Kaesy said...

Cute Rach. He's darling. And not at all spoiled! =)

Tuckett and Kaesy said...

Rach, I just read Ash's blog. We literally live like up the street from you. How do I never see you? We need to plan something. Do you and Sam still do Mondays like you said?

Tuckett and Kaesy said...

Rach, we live right off 123rd too...but on the west side. About 13th west. So close! We are down by Smith's all the time getting grub and hanging out. I was just hanging out at Smith's the other night! Too funny. Anyway, yes, I'm still teaching 4th grade. I'll be teaching until the day I pop unfortunately. That's the plan anyway. After that I'll be staying at home with our little one. Totally unplanned so we're having to just take what we get and work with it. email me so we can plan something! kaesycarpenter@hotmail.com

kristina said...

ohmygosh! jack is the cutest! love all your photos, except the one of me, yikes!!