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Monday, July 14, 2008

Fun Monday

I know I've been away from Fun Monday for awhile. I used to be one of the regulars! Anyway I love birthdays so I thought this would be fun one to get back into them. Anyway here is the challenge this week from Dungarees Ablaze here is her challenge:

As of late I have been consumed with preparation for my Father’s aka “The Old One” Birthday, he will be turning 90 on August 8th and we are doing a family reunion, expecting about 100 people in all. So for your assignment lets hear about your favorite “Birthday”, it needn’t be your actual birthday just a "birthday" celebration. You can use one you planned, one you attended, one you crashed, just a fun time for this FUN MONDAY’S assignment, and of course you can use one of your very on Birthdays.

I'm cheating a little on this one though. I know I usually stick to the plan here but it's okay to slip a bit once in awhile....
Anyway my favorite birthday? For me it has been the first birthdays for all of my kids!

First Izzaks..... 12 years ago...

Then Joshua 10 years ago...


Kenzie the little princess....8 years ago


And the littlest Madison 6 years ago..



Can you tell from the pictures what one of my favorite parts is? We have always had a tradition in our house with the kids. They get their own 8 inch round cake for their first birthday. That way they can dig in all they want and make a big mess and we still have a nice cake for everyone else to enjoy. My kids have all taken a different approach to this matter from Maddie being probably the messiest followed my Izzak then Joshua. Kenzie, the only reason she is messy is because her Daddy decided he needed to help her out and make her messy!

15 people had something to say:

ChrisB said...

Terri I remember you writing about this tradition before. I think it is so much fun for your children to have had their own cake. It wouldn't have meant much at the age of one, but they have all these lovely photos to look back on and enjoy :)

elena jane said...

i love first birthdays...and having their own cake is a brilliant idea. i've always done the "first birthday cupcake"...same idea, less messy ;)

IamwhoIam said...

Sorry I didn't get you added till late but you got some fun picture of the kinds on their 1st.

Heather K said...

Hi Terri...we did the same thing with our kids. I thought it was so cute to let them dig into their cake.
great photos!

Peter said...

Well it is a tradition even if its not one I'd follow.

la bellina mammina said...

Great tradition Terri! The kids' first birthdays were all over the place, we were always travelling & moving all the time, I don't even know where I kept the photos:-(

Your kids look so cute with their faces in their cakes, I think they enjoyed that the most:-)

SwampAngel65 said...

Awwww!!! I love your pictures! Too cute! Yup, those first birthdays are always the best. I bet most all of us have at least one obligatory "eating cake and getting it all over the place" picture, too. Very cute and your kids are adorable!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Welcome back! :)

1st birthday cakes are truly the best! What wonderful pictures and memories!

grace said...

that is really cute, I wish my daughter dove into her cake, loved the pcitures

grace said...

I meant to tell you that to rent Little Noah's Ark costs 200 dollars at that time, I think it was worth it.

Alison said...

yes, first birthdays are the best!! great pictures

Pamela said...

You're right -- 1st birthdays are the best ... for the rest of us who love the whole cake un decorating!

lisaschaos said...

I think this is the perfect birthday post. :) First birthday's are always fun!

giants fan said...

little Punter wouldn't touch his cake! :)

"J" said...

I love it! I've seen this at a few b-days!!!!