Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Grace!

Sweet little Grace turned 1 and we had a great time celebrating. I made her a little bath tub cake knowing this was probably the last time I would have the opportunity to do so. Next year she will want a barbie cake or something a little more girly. Here are just a few pics from the party.

We had my brother Tyler and his family and Dave's mom over to help us celebrate. The weather was perfect and we sat outside and barbequed and played little kiddie games. I couldn't ask for a better night.

Pin the tail on the donkey was so much fun to watch. Grace's little cousin Ella whose also a year old won the prize, the blue bouncy ball. Isn't she just the cutest!! Notice Jaren standing next to her with his arms folded, he was so mad that he didn't win. He tried all night to convince me that he should get the ball and when Ella would drop it Jaren would pick it up and tell me that he found it laying on the ground and so he should just have it.
I don't think so buddy!!
Would you believe that he has about 50 of those balls in his room and they never get played with?

I always let my kids dig in to the cake when they turn one. Grace was a little hesitant until she licked her finger for the first time and then she dug in. Carlee made this little birthday hat for Grace and she wore it the whole time she was eating her cake. It was so cute!

These next two pictures show a little skin. Grace opened her presents with only a diaper on since Dave decided to hose her off after eating cake. Fortunately she loves water and thought it was great. She absolutely loves her presents, especially the ones that make noise. :)

Here are a few more pics of Grace doing some of her favorite things. I promise this blog is not just about Grace. Enjoy!

Playing Dress up and House with the kids!!

Bubble Baths and Swimming!

Listening to Dad play and Climbing Stairs!


Tyler Bushman said...

Thanks for inviting us. It is always fun to be over and to play with the kids.

I'll never get over that picture of Grace with the

Melanie said...

Looks like fun, wish we could have been there! I can't believe she's already one!

Alona said...

What a fun time! We'll all have to get together sometime soon!

King Family said...

That pic with the baby dolls reminds me of the movie E.T. when the girl had him lined up with her dolls. Love it!
so cute!

Anonymous said...

What adorable children. I'm not biased, I'm just their nana! Thanks for sharing all the pictures. We missed not being there for the celebration.

crack'n up ourselves said...

How fun! I love the picture of your stair pretty.

Whitney Bushman Photography said...

She is so stinkin' cute!! We had so much fun with you guys. Give my baby a kiss for me!

Hansen Family said...

Cute cake Stephanie! I think my sister-in-law made that same cake for her sons first birthday in July! What a fun party!


Alicia said...

First birthdays are always the most fun! Your kids are all good lookin'. I love your staircase and green grass!