Monday, June 26, 2006

Jubilee's Jubilee!

Our little guy celebrated his very first birthday yesterday and what a day it was. It all started with the birthday song when he woke up and a little lesson on how to make a "1" with your pointer finger. Then, during his morning nap, dada and I decorated the joint with cheery crepe paper streamers and yellow balloons and ribbons. Dada set out the noisemakers and party hats while I put the finishing touches on a very special monkey cake (thank you Martha for the idea and recipe) . And then when naptime was over it was time to party!



We invited his grand-parents and aunt and uncle for a little lunch and cake. It all started with slide show of the wonderful memories we made this year. Stephen hooked the computer up directly to the telly in the living room and we just set it up to cycle through all the pictures while we chatted. There were a few videos too, short little one or two minute snippets of our tiny baby and lots of parenting firsts we managed to capture with our digital camera's video mode. It was so much fun to look at. It's amazing how much we jam packed into the year...and all good memories too. Even teething is an "awww" moment in retrospect, LOL!!!

Meanwhile, Julian was having a grand old time cruising around the coffee table and sneaking plain potato chips and all the veggies in the crudite platter. And of course we let him, it being his birthday and all! Of course the icing on the cake was...well, the icing on the cake. Heehee! We set it down before him and he had both hands in the icing the second the cake stand hit the table. We took one of the monkey's ears off a la Van Gogh and gave it to him for his first chocolate experience!

It was a hit! We had to undress him in the sink and literally hose him off when he was done but it was all worth it. There were gifts too. A Sesame Street firetruck, some books and pool toys and even a swing set from grandma and grandpa. Dada and I got him an aquarium and some goldfish for his room and named them Nana and Popo. He was so excited about it all. It was so much fun. And now, just like that, our teeny tiny baby boy blue has grown into a gleeful, smiling, clapping, cruising Mr. Toddles!

Happy birthday Jubilee Bubilee ;0)

15 comments:

  1. Aw! Happy birthday Julian! It is so fun watching you grow up. You are like a virtual friend to George.

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  2. I'm so glad he had a good day. He's such a cutie. The devouring of chocolate cake on your first birthday is like a rite of passage, don't you think?

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  3. He wears his chocolate so well!
    Happy B'day, Julian!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Julian! You give good party Anny - the photos are terrific! It is great for your son that you and your husband are such good sentimentalists with so much unconditional love in your hearts - the doing will be the best gift he will ever receive.

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  5. Happy Birthda Julian! It sounds like it was a perfectly wonderful day. :) Cheers to you all.

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  6. Aww, happy birthday to the sweetest little boy ever! It's a good thing you were sneaking veggies before cake!

    So all of your birthdays are within a week, huh? That's gotta be alot of fun!

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  7. what an incredible adventure this has been for your family -congratulations and cheers on many many more!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your little boy! I've had two of those 1st birthday parties, and they are the best! Congrats!

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  9. Happy B'day to Julian! And he does wear chocolate well.

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  10. Oh, happy birthday!! Mm, chocolate should be the first year :)

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  11. Happy birthday to Julian!! Sounds like a blast and the cake looks tasty! :-)
    The first year really goes by quickly, but so does the 2nd and 3rd. Scary how fast they grow up on ya.

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to Julian!!

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  13. Happy birthday Julian...you are soo cute. Huggs to you on your first birthday!

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  14. Happy belated birthday, Julian! :)
    Yummy cutie cake! :)

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  15. Anonymous4:37 a.m.

    Hi,
    Great cake-
    My six week old granchild loves Mr. George.Can you share the receipe?

    cm

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