Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Party Time

Yes, friends, I have done it again. Photos to the extreme. BUT, it was Hutch's birthday party, so I have an excuse to go overboard with the pics in this post, right? We had such a great time Sat. evening as friends & family came over to help us celebrate Hutch turning one (or as several other moms told me- it is a celebration of you making it through the first year). We had such a great turnout, and although Hutch was a bit overwhelmed by the number of friends and family that came over, he had a great time. Here are some pics I took:

Hutch hates hats. I mean, hates them. This was the only pic I was able to take of him in his bday hat. And, if I must say so myself, it's pretty darn cute.

Thank you, Etsy, for the cute homemade banner idea. I saw there were LOTS of people that made these. I thought it would be fun to make my own! And, as you can see from the pictures that follow, I went a little crazy. Once I started making this banner, I just couldn't stop!

So, I thought I would make one for the food....

I just thought this was a pretty sweet photo.
AND, I made one for the "cupcake bar." Ok, just so you know, the kiddos went crazy with this. It was so much fun! I had strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla cupcakes that I arranged in a basket. I placed out bowls of different flavors of frosting, sprinkles, marshmallows, and gummie bears. It was definitely a hit. And, the adults enjoyed maybe as much as the kids.
And, I thought, well, I might as well make a sign for the big kid bar, too! So, here is our "grown up bar"
Close Up
Hutch making sure his Dad isn't burning the burgers
Kori with 2 of her 3 sweet girls- Reese & Annika

Little Reese having some fun
Check out these 3- are they having fun, or what? These girls are SO sweet & just adore Hutch. Especially little Reesie- we think she has a little crush on Hutch.
Hutch telling Uncle Pletch all about how cool it is to be 1.
Miss Hayden- is she adorable, or what?

Jessica, Kent, and Katherine
Emmerson, Kelly, and Brent

Annika taking a coloring break in the garage
Jeremy's parents, Doug & Lynn (OR, as Hutch will someday call them- Grandpappy & Monie)
Zoned out from all the sugar intake.
Myrtle, Mary, Amy, Tommy, and Kelly
Hutch loves his Uncle Jarrod
I just love this picture.
Mary & Christopher
Jason, Maggie, Emma, and Amy- or maybe its Jason, Emma, Maggie, and Amy. I still can't tell those 2 girls apart. Aren't they cute?
Jamie, Buddy, Ryanne, and Adam
Uncle Tom and Mary
Yay! Hutch is this many....

Ok, these are a few pics from his first party at daycare- the sweet ladies that watch him everyday threw him a party last Thurs. and invited Jeremy & I to attend. OR maybe we invited ourselves. I can't remember. Anyways, the point is, we were there & we had a ball! Hutch loved the homemade chocolate cake Ms. Mary made for him.
Cassandra & Mary, along with Ariella, Hutch, and Alex
That piece of cake doesn't stand a chance
Ok, how cute is this? This is what we immediately saw when walked into the daycare that day.
We had so much fun celebrating Hutch turning one. AND, although we certainly missed everyone who could not make it in, we were so fortunate & incredible blessed to have so many family & friends present. We love you all! Happy birthday, Hutch!


  1. Wow, y'all really know how to throw a 1 year old's party! I'd hate to see what happens when he turns 5; an entire weekend event plus a clown I'm sure. By the way, can we rent all of these people for our kids' party? There should be a rent-a-kid place.

    Happy birthday Hutch- you are a very cute happy boy!

  2. Wow sister... you should be a party planner! Looks like such a great party... wish I had been there!! I will be there for number 2!