Saturday, February 24, 2007

Gavin's 1st Birthday Party!

Gavin doesn't officially turn 1 until Monday but we had a great time Saturday celebrating early with friends and family. It was a full-fledged kid brigade, with our younger guests ranging in age from 3 weeks (little Ben) to 7 years (our niece Anna). We had a great time watching Gavin eat his first cake (he wasn't so sure at first, but warmed up to the taste, as you can see) and enjoy playing with his new toys.

OK, we didn't make the stadium cake (as many of you had predicted), but this Winnie the Pooh creation turned out pretty well, no? Jenny borrowed a special pan her mom used to make her 3rd birthday cake.

We also enjoyed a from-scratch chocolate cake, thanks to a chance viewing of "Martha" at the gym featuring this awesome recipe. It was soooooo good it might become a birthday standard, if Jenny can get past the labor involved in making the frosting.

A shout out to the cooks (us!). Gavin's pre-party nap gave us a chance to roll up our sleeves and whip up some fried telapia tacos, turkey tacos, guacamole and quesadillas. A huge thanks to Jenny's mom and dad for allowing us to hold the party at their house and for all the work they did to clean up afterward when we were too exhausted to do very much.

Thanks to to Mimi and Grandad for making the drive from Colorado and Jenny's sister Heather for braving the snow and traveling from Minneapolis and for taking all of these great photos. And also thanks to everyone who came and made it such a special day for Gavin and for us!!!!!


Jackie said...

Yeah! Cake smear face birthday boy!!!!

Moi said...

I can totally see that Don's lost weight too. You guys look great!