1st birthday party

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Last night we had a small family birthday party for Justin who will soon be a year old.  (On Dec 22nd)  We celebrated a little early because it's so close to Christmas.  I made him a firetruck cake and dressed the boys in red & white.  We didn't tell anyone about the "theme" (we only decided on it the day or two before) but he ended up getting lots of firetrucks for gifts and the boys had a blast.


{so happy...  just before getting kicked off by big brother}
...

There's lots I could say about how quickly it's flying by (scary really) and how we didn't even notice as the sleepless nights turned into restful (sort of) ones... Having 2 kids & a business is definitely not a cake-walk by any means, but I have to say that Justin's made it as easy as it could possibly be for us.  He truly is a sweetie pie and is so patient and happy.  He puts up with so much abuse from big brother Christian (who loves him but also loves hurting him) and rarely complains.  He has a deep little raspy voice that makes me need to kiss him all the time and his thighs are a thing of beauty. 

{I love you my little one year old}



xoxo, Lauren/MOM

56 comments:

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Awww! He's adorable. Happy early birthday to Justin!

Lovin That! said...

What a cutie pie! Sounds like he had a wonderful birthday party...

pve design said...

My sister told me to "pay attention" because it goes fast...and my twins are seniors! I remember all the firsts just like it was yesterday!
pve

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

No, is he really one?! Goes by too fast.

Happy Birthday!!!

xo,
cristin

My Notting Hill said...

Divine sweetness!!

Kerry said...

So sweet! I cried at every 1st birthday in our house.

Dharma said...

Happy Birthday, Buddy! My soon to be 9 y/o's b-day is Dec 31st....I feel your pain :)

Sherri Cassara said...

My husband just walked by my computer and saw the cake and said... what a cute cake! I wonder who made that? (I told him you) and then he said, oh look at his little feet. Just thought that would make you smile :)

VictoriaArt said...

Happy Birthday to a sweet little boy!
Enjoy every moment together, they grow so fast!

xoxo Victoria

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Awww! What an adorable little guy! Nice work on the cake. So cute.

Emily A. Clark said...

So sweet! Can't believe that tiny baby in BH&G is one :)

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Precious! Happy Birthday, Justin!

life, in small chunks said...

I always tell my friends with little ones - don't blink! He is truly precious.

Debra Phillips said...

ohhhhhh, sweet baby justin is one?!

i remember his quiet nature and sweet smiles....and....christian's
dynamo personality. what a great balance lauren....i think..... :-)

how is time going so fast? sister and i talked yesterday about still feeling 13 inside most days and 100 on others. then look in the mirror and think "how did this happen?!"

enjoy these wonderful days lauren
xoxo
debra

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

Happy Birthday to your little man...he's so adorable and what is it about chunky baby thighs that is so irresistible! xxDanielle

A Perfect Gray said...

precious. that brings back so many memories. kiss those thighs and treasure every second...

love to you all. donna

3 Peanuts said...

Happy birthday to you little man:)

Averill said...

What a beautiful boy, Lauren! Happy (early) birthday, Justin!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Happy Birthday to Justin! I cannot believe how big he is!

I have a December boy too, (Son H turns 5 on the 18th) and I bet Justin was the very best Christmas present you ever got!

Happy Holidays,
Loretta

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

He is absolutely precious! Happy 1st Birthday!
Teresa

Rachel James said...

Lauren---O.M.G.!!!
Could Justin be ANY cuter? He is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable! I love that he is so happy! You must be so in love with both your sweet boys!
See you soon
Rachel J

Lisas Creative Home said...

Time really does fly by. My Justyn is nearly 15 and I can remember his first BIrthday like it was yesterday. The firetruck cake is adorable!

Mary said...

Echo chamber...it goes fast. My little girl is NINE and I am at the "halfway point" with her when you really think about it. Sepetmember 2001 seems like just yesterday. With little toddlers I remember that the days wen't slowly but the years flew by. He is a beautiful boy and I can see why you are smitten! Happy Birthday to the Big Boy and congrats to Mom and Dad.

Belinda said...

Aww Happy Birthday Justin!

They do grow up so darn fast. My baby is no longer a little baby, she turned 2 in Oct. Seems like it went by so fast. My other 2 children turned 10 on the 10th and the oldest will be 11 on the 20th of Dec. Birthdays in December are very hard to plan but we are like you and do it a little early in the month. Still have a hard time getting their friends to make it but we have LOTS of family so its all good. :)

Lila said...

Happy Birthday little man! We had our son's 1st birthday party in August. Poor guy had the flu and couldn't really celebrate. Hope Justin had a good day!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Andrea said...

What a sweet face :) As a Mommy to be I can appreciate every ounce of this post.

Have a wonderful holdiay!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

aww! Happy Birthday Justin!

Love the firetruck cake! You are so brave to make it yourself! = 0 It looks great!

Acquired Objects said...

Awww, look at that beautiful little face...Happy Birthday Justin!

Ginny said...

Hey I have a son born the same day. He is going to be 8 this year. How did that happen?

Mary said...

Seriously? He's one allready?
The year went by so fast!
Congrats on getting through it!

traci zeller designs said...

Happy birthday, sweet boy!! Oh, Lauren, he is such a cutie patootie!!! You are so right. Having two boys and a business is definitely not a cakewalk, but it's all worth it. ;-)

eddieross said...

So precious! Looks like he had a big time at his red fire truck birthday!
Happy Birthday!
Xo,
E&J

Jenny Castle Design said...

Precious little guy - happy birthday to Justin!

Jen Barker said...

Oh I love that little cutie! Such a fun party :)

Hello Lover... said...

He is adorable and I'm sure he loved that cake!

All That Jazz said...

Happy 1st birthday to Justin!! Don't you just love the raspy voices? And kinda hope they never go away, lol!!
~michelle~

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Lordie, he is ONE... PRECIOUS... WEE... ONE!!!

BIG hugs to LIL' Birthday Boy!
XO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Oh so sweet! Where is the photo of the cake mess on the tray? xo, Roxanne

Party Resources said...

Adorable party and adorable baby! Merry! Merry!

kayce hughes said...

So sweet!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Such a beautiful little boy! Time sure flies. I just went to a first birthday party for my godson Saturday. They get big so fast!

Windlost said...

Oh, he is a little doll. I can see why you want to eat him up. Posts like this make me sad I don't have babies. But happy for you that you got this gorgeous little fella in your life. I cannot believe he is almost one!!!!! I am shocked. They do grow up way too fast. He sounds like an awfully sweet little boy. Happy 1st Justin!!

xo Terri

Ruthie {LookLearnLove} said...

Mine is only 2 mths old and I'm still trying to catch up on sleep but I know when I look back it's going to feel like it flew by. Here's hoping my boy's 1st birthday cake will be just as cute!

Greet said...

Congratulations little Justin!! A big hug!!
xx
Greet

AnneHH said...

Happy Birthday to Justin and Congratulations to you and Dave! Such a milestone........love getting a glimpse of your celebrations. The photo on the firetruck is SOOO cute!!
xo, Anne

Aubrey said...

That last photo is just too precious! What a doll...it all really does go by way too quick, I have to remind myself all the time to just slow down and enjoy! (c: Happy 1st Birthday, Justin!

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alice said...

So cute! I can't believe how quickly time goes by when it comes to babies... amazing!

Velvet and Linen said...

Wow, time flies!
Happy Birthday to your beautiful little man!

xo
Brooke

Jennifer Rizzo said...

He's such a cutie! They grow up so fast! That cake looks so gooood. I have a weakness for homemade cake....

nkp said...

It simply can not be that he is almost one already.

He is precious, cute, adorable, oh, and did I mention precious!!! Happy birthday little big guy!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

sooo cute! looks like he had fun

hibnerfamily.com said...

Congratulations on your Today show shots today! I just saw your living area with the green Christmas Stockings and knew instantly it was your home. That's so exciting!

LindsB said...

I cant believe he is a year already! where does the time go??

Happy Birthday to Justin!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Ah he's so sweet and it looks like you had a great party- Happy Birthday an adorable 1 year old:)

Karen said...

Ww have 2 sons---our oldest and his lovely wife, just had their first baby...our first grand daughter. Our youngest is still a bachelor but has a sweet girlfriend...and yet, it seems like only last year that I would have been baking a star wars cake for Kyle! Enjoy, these are such precious moments.
Karen at Garden, Home and Party

Funtasia Nyc said...

What a cutie! That fire truck ride-on toy surely brought a huge smile to Justin's face. Geeez, kids do grow up so fast. Next thing you know, they're off to school.
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