Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Liam!

Last week on October 13, Liam had his first birthday. We celebrated with a party the Sunday before. We had a movie theme where Liam was the star of the show. Tim made a video of Liam's first year with pictures and video. It is amazing to think how far he has come and all the things he has had to overcome in the past 12 months. He started out at 3lbs 13 oz, 17 inches and now he is 19lbs 13oz and 28 inches. I love to pull out his preemie clothes and remember when he used to swim in them. Now he can't even get his foot in one of the leg holes. He is such a happy little boy who brings more joy than we could have ever imagined. We love you Liam!

To go with the theme we had movie theater food: hotdogs, nachos, pretzels and of coarse, popcorn. I even made the dessert - cupcakes - to look like popcorn. We decorated the basement and we all hung out down there. I also made the birthday banner you see hanging, it says Happy 1st Birthday. The "thank you's" for coming were boxed movie candy with thank you tags.
Liam was not that into opening gifts, Carter and Austin were way more into it. Liam just wanted to crawl around.

When it came time for cake, Liam wasn't sure what to think of everyone standing around. First we sang to him and then watched him eat. He stared at the cake for a few seconds, but after a little taste, he was totally into it and didn't care who was watching.

He would dig his hands in and just suck on his fingers. He was surprisingly calm, yet consistent - one bite after another.

This was bout the time we realized that he had probably had enough. He sure payed for it the next day too. He had the runs so bad his little butt was raw. He recovered by Tuesday his real birthday.

We decided to skip the cake and just have panCAKES. He really likes those too, but I think he missed the frosting. We hope you had a wonderful first birthday Liam and we look forward to celebrating many more!


The Robinsons said...

Happy Birthday, Liam! Love the party theme, cute decorations and adorable cupcakes! So creative, Jen! :)

Ann said...

TOO CUTE!! He's a doll!

Meeuwsens said...

I love the look on his face on the last pic...too cute!

The Rotman's said...

You are so crafty. I love the popcorn looking cupcakes. Looks like a cute, fun, party.

Brad said...

I got teary eyed just reading about the premie clothes - what an amazing blessing and miracle he is and what a gift to celebrate his 1st birthday! I love the picture of him from above! Looks like you "stole the show" with all the cool decor and cupcakes! Jill