The day before their party Betsy, Buddy, Susan, Ronnie, Will, Harrison and Ma Maw came in. We had a house full. I'm so thankful that our land lord lets us use the empty house next door when we have lots of company. Other wise all the men would of had to pitch tents in the back yard! My mother and grandfather came in the day of the party and jumped right in to the craziness. Oh we had so much fun the day of the party! It was crazy and hectic and hardly no time to get to visit with anyone but it was nice just knowing everyone was here. At the party everyone kept telling me how nice things were and asking how in the world I got it all done with so much going on. My answer every time was "I had tons of people helping me". Seriously things would not have gone so smoothly nor would Jon and I have been in such a good mood and so relaxed. Having so much help really made the whole experience very enjoyable which is something I will always appreciate! Thanks you guys!
And the pictures you've all been waiting for............
We had a beautiful day for the party and I'm so glad we decided to have it in the back yard. We invited the whole church so with all the family and church family we had a crowd! We had cake, ice cream, rotel dip to eat and sweet tea and lemonade to drink. And I thought I was so smart delegating jobs to everyone. Like babysitter, errand runner, balloon blower upper, present wrapper, breakfast and lunch maker,tables and ice fetcher but old smarty pants here forgot the most important one: picture taker! Unfortunately taking pictures was somehow the last thing on my mind so I ended up with no pics of Jon and I with the twins and no pics of ME and my babies at their 1st party. And no pictures of them (well us) opening their presents. Thank you Susu for sending the one of me with their cakes! At least we'll know I was there! So, if anyone out there reading this has any pics they'd like to send me I'll gladly take them!
I decided to make James and Audrey's cakes myself since I made Hannah, Matthew and Allie's 1st b-day cakes. I wanted to keep the tradition going with my own kids! Mickey Mouse themed our party so of course their cakes were Mickey Mouse! Despite a few mishaps at the end (i.e. dropping one of them face down on the floor!) I am so glad I did it! I think they really enjoyed them!
More tales and pictures from the party next time!