What a perfect weekend! I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my boys' first year of life! All of our families, and a few close friends, came to our house on Saturday to mark this first milestone with us. Grandma and Grandpa Kitsmiller and Aunt Amy joined us Friday night and were a great help getting all the decorations in order on Saturday morning. We had to make some modifications to our decorating plans due to the crazy Oklahoma winds though! The boys took a great nap and were alert and happy at noon as the visitors began arriving. We had a spread of stadium food including hotdogs, bratwursts, nachos, peanuts, sno cones, cotton candy, crackerjacks, lemonade and beer! The boys enjoyed their first grilled hotdog and loved it - they each ate a whole hot dog! After eating and playing some baseball games in the yard, we all gathered in the living room to open the boys' gifts. They really made out! They received a lot of summer clothes and shoes, games, puzzles, balls, Cardinals gear, books, and a Radio Flyer wagon! Now, what we've all been waiting for...the first cake! We have never let the boys have any sweets, we rarely even do juice (very watered down at that!), so this was a real treat! We ordered cupcake cakes decorated like baseballs and the boys received a mini cake to eat. We stripped them down, put them outside in their high chairs and sat the cake down in front of them. Needless to say, they knew exactly what to do and they LOVED the cake, as well as a little ice cream. When Poppa Adams heard we weren't planning to do ice cream he stopped at the store to get some saying "You can't have cake without ice cream!" So, they did! Shoveling fist fulls of cake, icing and ice cream in your mouth can make a pretty big mess so, next we headed to the bathtub! After getting cleaned up, and reaved up with a sugar high, the boys played a little longer and said good bye to all their party goers. After all this excitement they were again ready for a nap. They went right to sleep and stayed that way for nearly two hours, but when they awoke they were SO happy! We had a nice quiet evening together after a day of fun filled excitement!
Thank you to all our friends and family who not only made this day special, but have been there for us for the past year! We love you all!
(I screwed up these pictures so if you want to see them larger go here: http://picasaweb.google.com/dkitzweb/DoubleTheLove?authkey=Gv1sRgCOKf46yc58L_MQ#)
Aunt Amy and Ashton
Grandma and Grandpa Kitsmiller with Ayden
Ayden enjoying his first hotdog
Ashton enjoying his first hotdog
Ashton said it was time!
It was all a little overwhelming!
I wasn't the one taking pictures!
(Shirts made with love by Mama)
Ashton Bath time
Sunday was spent relaxing and recovering!
Daddy put together the new wagon and we took it out for a spin!