Monday, August 31, 2009

Birthday Bash

Well, we're all moved in! At least, all of our stuff is here. It will probably be awhile before everything is actually put away and set in place, but at least we are functional at the new place. We moved in on a Saturday and the next Saturday we had Sam's birthday party here. I don't know what we were thinking either. There's been a wee bit of psychosis on my part the past week or so. And more Dr. Pepper and Oreos to help it go away.

The party went well, and I think Sam had a good time. He downed his cupcake and ice cream like a pro. My genes really shone in him during that moment and I was so proud.

I think the sugar crash came about an hour after everyone left and the house was quiet again. In time he'll learn that's a sacrifice you have to make to enjoy the good stuff in life, like Dr. Pepper and Oreos.

It was really special to us to have so much family at the party. Both sets of Mike's great-grandparents live within a day's driving distance, and made the trip to be here, and we're so glad they could make it. I have to give a big shout out to Mike's parents for coming early to help around the house before the party started. I don't think I could have pulled it off without your help, Cindy! My Mom was home recovering from surgery, so I'm glad they didn't try to make the trip, but we missed them anyway. I hope you're feeling better and taking it easy, Mom!

Here are a few more pics from the party:

Sorry to disappoint you, but my baking skills are not for hire. This is supposed to be a white, cock-eyed teddy bear face, not a pig as my father-in-law thought. Easy mistake to make. Sadie in her birthday hat. She was the only child who wore one without complaint. Isn't she precious?

The birthday boy was not so compliant.

In true one-year-old fashion, he enjoyed eating the cards and wrapping paper more than playing with the toys.

And this pic wasn't taken at the party, but it seemed appropriate since it looks like he was having a little too much fun at a party and took a pic of himself.

And in totally unrelated news, I am extremely pumped because I have found THE BOOTS I want for this Fall/Winter. My boots are very important to me and play a huge role in my Fall/Winter life, so choosing them is like looking for a best friend. At least until a cuter, more stylish friend comes along in just the right shade of brown, in which case the old boots are toast. Anyway, here they are:

Aren't they cute?

Well, I'd better get back to unpacking while Sam is still napping. I'll post some pics of the new place soon, promise!


  1. we are sad we missed the party!! looks like it was fun!! happy birthday sam!! i can't believe he's already 1!! seems like just yesterday ya'll were standing in the hospital room w/ my mom after her transplant, you and jess both-about to pop-ha!! love ya and miss you guys!!:)

  2. Owen and I had so much fun at Sam's Party! Thanks for inviting us. And tell Sam "thanks for letting Owen help him play with his presents."

    Your house looks great btw and I love the boots!! You will stylin for fall!

  3. I'm so sad we were not able to come. Looks like you had a great time. Hope to see you soon.

  4. What a precious one year old! Cute party, girl you are amazing to do the move in and party in a week! Love the boots, where are they from? I need some new "friends" for the fall too.

  5. Hey Cat! I found the boots on They're called the Ruby & Bloom Bristal Boot. I hope you guys are doing well! Give those precious kiddos kisses from cousin Steph, and tell them Sam said sup!

  6. Boots are a staple, and are OOBER important! I too understand the importance of finding just the right boot :) Sams party looked like fun...glad he got all sugared up!

  7. I soooo wish we could have made it up for the party. :( Looks like you had fun! Loved the cake, too. Mmm... cake...
    Boots are uber cute - very versatile! Love you guys!

  8. Ohhh, thanks for the boot details. I'm going to go look there. Tell your family we said sup too!

  9. Steph, that cake is SOOO cute!!! Seriously! Haha I love it! And wow, those boots are hott. go for it :) Post pictures of your house!! Can I come over in a couple weeks to see the house?

  10. I think you did a wonderful job on the cake & I could tell it was a bear! :)
    Your writing about sugar & sweet made me giggle... you're so funny!

    And wowza, I LOVE those boots!

    Happy Birthday little man!