Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Part-ay!

This weekend was spent celebrating my nephew's first birthday. He slept through most of his party but he managed to make an appearance just in time for the best part - cake and presents!

My mom made a cute truck cake for him (and, yes, she also made black forest cake for her favourite child the rest of us). Growing up, choosing what cake Mom would make for my birthday was always a highlight. Now that she's a grandma she's looking forward to getting back into the caking making groove. Next time I go home, I plan on sorting through some photos so I can show off some of the cakes she made me as a child. She claims she is out of practice and as a result, her truck had a flat tire. I think it looked just great!

At first little H wasn't quite sure what to make of this birthday cake thing but he quickly got the idea. I love how these pictures document the progression through his first birthday cake experience.

Unfortunately, there is only so much partying that a little boy can handle. I think this last picture says it all...

...And I'm spent.

16 comments:

Snow White said...

cute! and, what a nice cake too :)

Lucky in Love said...

Ha! He looks spent!

That cake looks great! Go Mama!

Emily MacKenzie said...

I love how he's wearing a Hawaiian shirt, unbuttoned, bearing his chest like a surfer dude or something. Too funny!

Kristin said...

It was a great weekend. Little H is taking all week to recover.

C said...

What a handsome little devil!! Love those cake shots.. ;)

New England Girl said...

Hah, what a cutie!!! He is so freakin' adorable. :) And your Mom's cake? Too cute for words! I am glad you guys had a good time. :)

Ashley said...

He's adorable!

Meg said...

Love the cake! I decorate cakes as well so I know how much time, effort and love goes into them! =)

Ah, and I loved seeing the picture progression! ;) He's a cutie!

Annie said...

what a cutie!!
i think the cake turned out adorable.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Awe, too cute!

Lois Lane II said...

That boy likes his cake (as do I, lol!!)

Jorden and Kristin said...

i'm just getting to check your blog out! i love that we have the same background!! :) that cake was sooo cute and so is he!! Ill be checking you out a lot more now! :)

Marissa said...

AWW! Love the cake!

Jen said...

Lol. That's no problem. It's nice to *meet* you!

Katie said...

Adorable! Tell your mom I think the cake looks great!

Jill said...

that last picture is the BEST!