Monday, May 25, 2009

1st Birthday Party

It's really hard to believe, but my baby's first birthday party (something that I had contemplated and envisioned in my head forever) is done and over with. It was a fantastic day, beautiful weather and we had great company. Grant and I decided to hold his birthday party at a park on West Rush Lake; Dennis Frandsen County Park. There's a brand new picnic shelter, playground and bathroom there and it's just a gorgeous place by the lake. We were quite nervous, though, that we would not be able to claim the picnic shelter as ours unless we made a move for it very early in the morning. The party started at 11 a.m., so Grant, B and I made our way out there around 8 a.m. and thankfully claimed the picnic shelter as ours for the afternoon. We grilled hot dogs, had beans, salads, chips and of course cake. B opened presents, with the help of his cousin Layney, and it was just a glorious day all around. Here are a few photos from our day at the park.

The birthday boy chowing down on watermelon and hot dogs...Yum!
Sitting like a big boy in his new lawn chair. Doesn't he look so big and grown up?! UGH!

Opening presents with Layney and Mommy.

Layeny and Brendan trying out his new toys (one from my mom and one from my sister; my sister had the train picked out and at her house for a few weeks. my mom then went out and bought the plane thinking that it looked like something B would love. we laughed so much that they picked out the same things, but look at how nice it is to have more than one!)
CAKE TIME! My sister picked up a free first birthday cake at Kowalski's Market in White Bear Lake and we let B dig in. HE LOVED it and made quite the mess enjoying his birthday cake.


FamilyBergloff said...

Happy 1st Birthday... those are great times!!! Party every year with that fun family!! It makes for great memories. I am scrapbooking my 3rd sons book for his graduation open house on Sunday. I can't believe he's 19 now!! Time flies!!

Jessie said...

Happy Birthday buddy!