CAMDEN’S FIRST BIRTHDAY

Last week we celebrated our big ONE year old! I went back and forth about having a big first birthday party and eventually settle on going big or going home. When your immediate family alone is 30ish people, what’s a few more?! We hosted it at our house and thankfully the Lord took pity on me and we woke up to bright, sunny skies and the most perfect day for a indoor/outdoor party!

As much as I tried to get done the weekend and week before I was still running around like a chicken with my head cut off for most of the day handling last minute details and didn’t have time to snap any pics before everyone got here. Then I proceeded to forget to take pretty much ANY¬†pictures during the party, so thanks to my friends and family for making most of this post possible ūüėČ Here are some pictures of the big day!

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Big birthday boy ready for his party!

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I¬†tried to keep the party “decor” simple. A banner of his monthly pictures (that is still hanging in our kitchen because I can’t bear to take it down…)

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A¬†chalkboard of all his favorite things…

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And a #bday banner from the Dollar Spot at Target pretty much wrapped it up! Funny story, I took these to our grocery store the morning of the party to have them filled with air. After she huffed and puffed about being super busy because didn’t I know Mother’s Day was tomorrow? it turned out that you fill them with air…from your lungs. Go me.

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Our favorite bakery (Piece of Cake) made us the cutest sprinkle cake and a smash cake to match. (Blue #1 candle found on Amazon)

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Ready for the birthday boy!

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I shared the story of these non-pineapple, pineapple cookie favors I made for our guests over on Instagram the day before the party. So funny. My life is ridiculous (but they were adorable).

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I¬†had to keep pulling the cake away while we sang “Happy Birthday.” He wanted to dig right in!

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This guy did not care one lick about the actual cake underneath all those sprinkles and icing. The whole back half of icing was gone but the cake was barely touched. He does not get that from me! #allcake #noicingplease Side note: This and other pictures my sister took with her iPhone 7 has me super convinced that I need one. You know, for work purposes.

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Love my boys!

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¬†Camden Lewis, there are no words that can accurately express the love and joy you bring to our live’s every single day just by simply being here. Being your mom is the absolute best, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I’m so grateful of the ways you have changed me in the last year! You are already loyal, kind, opinionated, silly, smart and a physical reminder¬†of God’s love, grace, and provision. I love you to the moon and back, sweet boy!

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Comments

  1. Katie Elizabeth says

    Birthday party SUCCESS!!! How big does he look in that first picture and digging into his cake?! Love the go big or go home – we are doing the same ūüėČ But note to self, blow up my cheap balloons I already bought at Target myself, ha!

  2. Evelyn says

    My very handsome greatgrandson is so very lucky to have you and Nathan for his parents. You and Nathan’s love and devotion shines on him every day. Such a fabulous family.

  3. says

    What a fun party!!! I love all those well-thought-out details, from the birthday banners to the high chair decor…it’s all so cute! And if you were too busy having fun to take pictures then that’s how you know it’s a successful party ūüėČ

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