Saturday, January 19, 2008

Party Time

Micah's first birthday is coming up next month, so I've been planning his party. I love planning parties- I used to be an event planner so I have to be careful not to go overboard. I'm trying to keep everything low-key so that Micah won't be overwhelmed. We decided to do cupcakes instead of a cake (I stole this idea from Tiny's Mom). Kevin already went out and bought a book on making cupcakes (remember - he is a former chef and has a degree in pastry arts), so it looks like we'll be baking instead of ordering, as I would have to do it since I can't really cook. But, I am getting crafty. I'm going to try and make a Happy Birthday banner. I know it won't be professional, like the banners that Autumn makes, but I wanted to try and make it myself. (I am still thinking of ordering one from Autumn that has Micah's name on it for his room. I think I want to get it before his party... should probably get on that huh...)

So, if anyone has any fun ideas for a first birthday party - let me know! I'd love to hear them!

Other than that - it's freezing and we're stuck in the house. Tonight we're going down the street to sit by the fire and watch Superbad. I need funny right now and from what I hear that movie is hilarious. Micah falls asleep really well down there (which is good since we're down there a ton in the summer), so we're able to put all the little ones to sleep and then watch movies. It's great when some of your BFFs are also neighbors!

And, just for fun, here's some cute stuff... Micah riding his truck -



  1. This comment is actually about your previous post, though the pictures of Micah are adorable! I just really appreciate your perspective. I always have. I love that you guys know that YOU are so blessed to be Micah's parents, and the huge responsibility and implications that go along with that. I know that he too is very blessed, because the perspective that he will grow up with is so selfless. I don't know you, but from what I read, your hearts are just awesome. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. The big boy is almost!!! I wish we lived closer so we could celebrate with you!! We'll have to have cupcakes when we meet for our playdate:-) I have no ideas for you, sorry...I think the creative gene skipped me!!

  3. Wow! Micah's birthday already?!!
    Love the pics!
    Lisa :)

  4. love that little gummy smile!! But those little teeth are cracking me up! I hope Malak is as precious as sweet little Micah...I think if we lived near each other they could be buds. :)

  5. Superbad is pretty over-the-top, but I thought Ted was going to hyperventilate a couple of times while we were watching it last weekend. It's so so so funny and actually very sweet. Hope you enjoyed it; we sure did :)

  6. He's growing so fast!!! and I also much appreciate the last post, too!

    Love the truck pics (but as you know I love all the pics!) and I just cannot believe how grown up he is looking!

    have fun planning the bday!! I'll look forward to some possible copycatin'!! I love birthdays!!

  7. I can't believe how big Micah is getting! I know you can't either.... Our boys are growing up.