Today is Manning's 1st birthday! I plan on doing a year re-cap post, but my emotions can't handle that today on his actual birthday! Hormonal pregnant lady! :)
This weekend we had a 1st birthday party for Manning in our hometown. With our budget it was hard work, but I think we had a nice party for him and I know he had a pretty good time.
I know he looks really thrilled to be at his party! hahahaha
I guess he just likes me better. ;)
Nathan's aunt made the cake. Manning has loved Mickey Mouse Clubhouse since he was only a few months old, so the theme seemed appropriate. I have to say, not only do her cakes look great but they taste AMAZING.
I had a hard time finding someplace to have the party that could hold as many guests as we anticipated, but we ended up renting a classroom from the local Vo-Tech school. It worked out great because it had a sink and a refrigerator. I didn't want to spend a lot on decorations but this is what I came up with on a budget! Plastic tablecloths, streamers, confetti, curling ribbon and balloons!
This was the best picture I got of Manning and his smash cake. He looks SO big to me in this picture. Nathan is tall, and Manning looks tall too! :(
Manning wasn't sure what to do at first and needed some prompting from me...
BUT he figured it out!
He loved it! :)
He wasn't too happy when it was gone though!
Some of our cutest party guests! I love our friends' kids!!!
Four generations- my mom, Manning, me & my grandpa
Our family and friends were so generous to Manning. We also collected several gifts for Toys for Tots. This is something I hope to do with Manning every year on his birthday since it's right before Christmas. For Deacon and future children, we will find a way to give back on their birthdays as well!
Bye y'all! :)