Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday Party!

Beck's birthday is one day after my brother Kyle's,
so we had a combined party for them the Sunday before.   

I wanted to do something inexpensive, but focus on making it actually fun for the birthday boys.
I think I can safely say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the balloon room. 
There is something magical about all those colors and the way balloons make you feel lighter than air.

Most of these pictures were taken by my wonderful sister-in-law Jalene.
 Check her out at J. Taylor Photography.
She also happens to be doing a pretty great wedding special right now!  
All the decor was fun to make and I spent less than twenty bucks on everything!

On Beck's actual birthday, my Mom and I just made the day all about him! 

We took Beck ride the Carousel at the mall. I love all the funky animals on this carousel! 
I think he enjoyed watching it go round and round better than actually being on it. 
We also let him ride a few coin machine rides.  This was the same story as the carousel.  He liked playing on it just as much as when the ride was moving.  He is easy to please I guess! 
I remember that the first warm day of the year was the day I brought Beck home from the hospital.  His birthday was just the same!  We still had snow on the ground but the park was warm and sunny.
Beck had a BLAST climbing the slide with Mimi and exploring the playground with his cousin. 
Honestly I can't believe how fast his first year of life went. 
It scares me because now I actually believe people when they say
"You'll blink you're eyes and you'll be sending him off to college!" 

This kid has brought Chase and me more happiness than we could have fathomed. 
Here's to another great year, Beck!!


Matt and Carolyn said...

I LOVE all of the pictures that little boy of yours is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing and posting:) Just out of curiosity what did you serve for the meal?? I'm just curios because the set up in all of those colorful bowls was soooo pretty! Happy Birthday Beck!

Leah said...

Thanks Carolyn, you are too sweet! I served chicken tacos with fresh tortillas. (You buy them at Costco and all you have to do is throw them on the stove for 2 minutes and they taste like Cafe Rio! mmmm!!) The bowls had all the ingredients in them ie, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, avacado, etc. All of the matching bowls and containers were from the dollar store. Pretty much all the decorations were!

Boonie and Jenn said...

You did a great job on the decor! I love the balloon room idea...Carter would be in heaven! I'll have to remember that for this next little one :) Speaking of now that Beck is 1 you should start on the next one!!! We miss you guys and hope we can see you soon

President and Sister Taylor said...

It makes me smile (and cry a little!) to see those pictures of my beautiful Beck. Wish you were all here or me there. Love and miss y'all. Grandma Taylor