Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Very Hungry Caterpillar

We celebrated Marshall's birthday in style. With a Very Hungry Caterpillar party! It's a beloved book around here, and I love the illustrations. Our big boy bedroom even has Very Hungry Caterpillar curtains. So, with a baby that eats anything that doesn't eat him first....well, we knew that we had the perfect theme.

This sign helped set the mood. It's hard to see in the picture, but each of the circles that make up the caterpillar spell out "Happy birthday to you". I had lots and lots of help in coloring the sign, as everyone got ready for Marshall's birthday.

Will and Mac helped me early in the week by making these cool butterfly table decorations.

Our fabulous birthday boy. So happy to turn one!

For the food, I kept it simple, but still stuff that I knew Marshall liked. Starting with watermelon.

Special drinks. We kept it simple with tea, lemonade, and seltzer.

What does a one year old love most? Why, hot dogs of course! (they were such a hit that they were requested for the 3 year old's birthday, too....and I'm betting that they will show up on the 5 year old's birthday in September)
This was our first occasion that the big boys got to have a separate kids' table, which they loved.
A Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcake cake, of course!

A rare picture of all three, all looking happy at the same time. Yay!

Enjoying cake

And presents!

Happy birthday, little man! This year has flown by so very fast, and we've enjoyed every minute. The verse for your birth and addition to our family has proven so very true.

From the fullness of his grace, we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

You are a fabulous blessing, and we are very thankful for you!

1 comment:

Mitzi Lewis said...

Awww!!! what a great theme! And the verse....well, that says it all. The photo of all the happy boys is awesome!!
love you!