Monday, November 21, 2011

Jacksons First Birthday {Goodnight Moon}

Jackson is ONE!

Our sweet little friend, Jackson Felix, turned one on November 10th! His Momma & Dad threw the most darling party to celebrate. The house was brimming with family and friends of all sizes there to have fun with Jackson on his big day.
It seems like just a blink ago we were pining over you in your tiny little swaddle at the hospital. My how quickly you have grown!

Goodnight Moon was the theme of his party, and a touch of the childhood favorite book was everywhere you looked. The hard work was evident in the sweet details. The main food table was dressed up to look like a bed, complete with sheets, blankets, and a pillow. Baby bunny was all tucked in - so cute! Grandma's balls of yarn and knitting needles were even there!
Chris and April were so proud of their sweet little bunny on his birthday.

Jackson and Dylan had a ball together. In a moment of adorableness they were caught teaching each other how to smoosh their little faces on the front door. They learned from one another and had so much fun doing it. 
There was a BIG red balloon right out front that kept them gazing out the window together. 
Auntie April was kind enough to send the giant balloon home for Dylan to play with!

Every corner was swathed with a dash of color, complete with handmade buntings. The guest/memory book table was set up as baby bunny's nightstand. Timing was perfect for thrift store greatness, as April asked if I saw anything at Goodwill that she could paint to look like the blue lamp with yellow lamp shade. Hello blue vase and yellow checkered shade! 

There were loads of cuties at the party, and a group shot was a must. Pictures like these always make me laugh - they are classic! ONE kid actually looked at the camera. 

Jackson was on cloud nine as he ripped apart his presents with Mom.
She even gave him a throne on wheels to sit on while he opened!

Our gift, the corn popper, created mass havoc. That is success in my book! Jackson ripped off the red wrapping paper, and a crowd of little people arrived to join in on the fun. They were all none to pleased to share that fun with each other. 
Poor Jackson got his brand new toy taken away so quickly! Another classic :)

Birthday boy cheesed it up with the sweet hand painted yellow frames used as photo props. Everyone had so much fun posing with them! Cute Goodnight Moon blocks dotted the house, even spelling out his name on the table. 

Jackson's smash cake was the moon, handmade by Momma.

Dylan insisted on sitting in Jackson's cute wooden highchair. He hammed it up, smiling for pictures and pretending he was the main attraction for a bit. It was so fun to get the boys together again and let them play! Auntie April and D bonded over the most adorable game of peek-a-boo.
Loads of happy!

We had SO much fun!

April planned such a darling party for her sweet little one year old. The details were darling and so thoughtful. I know he had a marvelous day, as did all of the critters. 

Happy Birthday J, we are so happy we got to be with you to celebrate your FIRST birthday. 
Love you little guy!