Owen is 1!

Over the weekend, our family and friends joined us in honor of Owen’s first birthday celebration.  We decided to rent The Old Stone School and create a party to fit our happy, nature-loving, sweet boy.

Inside the old auditorium, my inlaws laid out yummy chili and fixins’, and Kevin put his mushroom cake on display.  I brought a banner, several vases/containers filled with woodsy goodies (taken from our yard), lots of pictures, fall picture books, and yea, some logs.  The reading area needed plenty of seating!

Little friends could pin the leaves on the trees, but that was not as fun as running across the stage backandforthbackandforth.

Kevin made the best use of the stage though-behind the curtain was a photobooth!  A few forest creature masks and chalkboard speech bubbles were provided as props.  Once in the booth, the camera clicked 3 times.  We have lots of great shots!  I want to have a photobooth for all future events!

We asked everyone to “leaf” a fingerprint on this canvas tree; it’s such a colorful display of love for our boy.

As a mama, I treasure the day my baby was born.  I will always think of his Birth Day as exactly that–when I birthed him into this world and he was welcomed into the arms of his family.  Cake and balloons do make the celebration that much sweeter though!

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3 Responses to Owen is 1!

  1. mom says:

    What a wonderful birthday celebration for a very special boy!! We had such a fun time watching Owen and being a part of his first birthday. You and Kevin did a fantastic job! It was a wonderful party. love, grandma and grandpa r.

  2. Cyndy says:

    I so wish we could’ve been there! Everything looks so pretty & happy! Love you guys!

  3. Catherine says:

    What an AMAZING first birthday that was! When I told my mom about it she was super impressed…I told her with two creative parents like you and Kevin this is the type of celebration little Owen can expect down the road, he sure is a lucky little boy :) I loved the thumb print canvas and when I see it I smile at my blue thumb print cloud :) XOXO!

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