Saturday, August 14, 2010

Judah's First Birthday Party

Bright and early Friday morning we began the party preparations. Lawanda and Jessica came over to help! Lawanda has lots of cake decorating experience and so kindly offered to decorate a cake for Judah's birthday! Jess helped with frosting making, cleaning and decorations!
We didn't have a cake tray long enough to hold the entire cake, so we decided just to use my kitchen table. They sell a shiny paper at the papelaria down the street and it worked perfectly for the green countryside. Below you can see the beginnings of the setup. Lawanda has a train engine cake pan that she used for her son Jed's first birthday party. It worked beautifully! The girls were SO excited!
A whole crowd of people helped blow up balloons!
Bethany tried so hard to help too!
The cake table with the balloons over it for decorations just after the cake was finished!
We handed out some train coloring papers to all the kids to color while we were waiting for everyone to arrive. All the kids (young and old) LOVE to color! It's so nice!
Allie coloring.
Bethany and Natalia
Thiana helping Judah (Judah really likes her!)
Rodrigo and Rogerio
Lucas holding baby Joshua.
Some of the parents (and grandparents).
More of the guests arriving.
Athays and Francielly
Bean bag and bucket game.
Camilly's turn.
Isabelly's turn.
My turn...I think I officially lost!
Jeremy did the best...of course.
Judah likes his cake!
Hmmm...why are they singing so loudly???
Our whole family!
The finished cake! Dyed coconut for grass and ice cream cone pine trees compliments of Lawanda.

Athays and Joao Pedro
Karina, Rogerio, and Rodrigo.
Judah wasn't too excited about getting his hands dirty, so I gave him a fork and he started diggin' in!

We had a great party! It was so much fun. I just love doing things like this. I'm so thankful for the strength that I've had recently to do more things like this. I just pray that it continues.

I am also so thankful for my sweet one year old! He is such a little joy to be around. I just love him!


  1. Wished we could have been there to celebrate with you! Judah's cake is so cute, but Judah is cuter. Grandpa tried to do a video call on yesterday, but there was no answer. But Happy Birthday to Judah anyway! Love you all.

  2. Awww, you guys, the party looks great! Sure seems like they all had a good time.
    Love and miss you all!

  3. Such a beautiful cake! Great job!