Rylan’s 1st Birthday Party

We had Rylan’s first birthday party this Saturday.  Of course we had to do a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme since Rylan is obsessed!

We just had a few friends and family over.  We didn’t want it to be too overwhelming for him.

We had our favorite beef hot dogs from Hofmann’s in New York.  These are seriously the best hot dogs I have ever eaten.  Ever.  Seriously so good!  http://www.hofmannhotdogs.com/

The cake was awesome!  A lady that went to school with Jason actually did the cake.  We didn’t know she did cakes and my aunt recommended her.  It’s such a small world…especially where we live.  She did a great job!  The cake not only looked wonderful but it was the best cake I’ve ever eaten!  Everyone at the party couldn’t stop talking about it. I will definitely be booking her for everything we do from now on!

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“Hot Diggity Dog Bar”

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Bottom layer: strawberry cake with fresh strawberry filling.
Middle layer: chocolate cake with peanut butter filling.
Top layer: white cake with chocolate ganache filling.
Smash cake: white cake with buttercream filling.

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I bought this shirt through Etsy.  You’ll find the link HERE.

I also had invitations designed for the party.  They show our address so I will just post the link HERE.

Both of these Etsy shops were very good.  I would certainly recommend them.

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The look of determination!

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He literally had it everywhere!  Too fun!

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IMG_9224My precious family!

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I love that boy!

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My Momaw.  She is such a great lady!  I love her so much!

IMG_9243My husband still thinks I’m funny.

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Betsy and Larry had Betsy’s sister Brenda make this memory quilt.  It is pictures from Rylan’s first year!  It is gorgeous and such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

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IMG_9366John Deere truck?  Yes, please!

IMG_9388Emily & Logan.  Sweet cousins!

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Jerry!!

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My Momaw loving on my Little Man.  I love this picture.  You can see the LOVE.

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Sis and Jerry playing with Rylan

 

I think it’s safe to say that our Little Man had a great first birthday!

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Rylan is 1!

My baby is a year old today!  How is this possible?  I should still be holding a teeny-tiny, squirming, grunting, cooing little baby!  Right?!?

Time is cruel.  And it is beautiful.

I look at this boy and my heart feels like it will burst with love.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17 NIV

One year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting this perfect little person.  I was in love with him from the moment I knew he was on his way but when I laid eyes on his face…the love that I felt is indescribable.  Even feeling as rough as I did after his birth, this was single handedly the most important moment of my life.  I thank God everyday for the blessing of being his Mama.

All of these pictures were taken by Emily Hale of Captured by E&B.  She is a great person and I’m blessed to have met her!

You can find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BandEphoto and her website: http://capturedbyeandb.com/

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