Last week our youngest El turned 1. It was a really exciting time for all of us. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we had baseball themed parties for our other boys when they turned one. But, this was the first time we had a birthday during baseball season. We decided that we would celebrate with immediate family-only, that’s 28 people, with 24 that live in town and 4 that live out of town. So, we had a small party for 24 people! WHEW! It was tons of fun. Here are pictures from our afternoon/evening. We served hotdogs, chili dogs (I found a really great chili recipe online for chili dogs, which I normally don’t eat. But, I ate 2 cause they were delicious!) chips, fruit and fresh homemade lemonade. After dinner, we sang to the birthday boy. Notice how he covered his ears when we sang to him! It was hilarious. I think it was just too loud, but he never stopped smiling. Then, we had cake and headed over to the Ballpark to watch the Astros play. After the game, they have a fireworks show on Friday nights. So, we stayed and watched that. It was a Queen inspired show and it was probably the best fireworks show we have seen there. It was really impressive and ended with Bohemian Rhapsody. Awesomeness. So, everything was great. We had a wonderful time. And, Leeland managed to stay awake and didn’t go to bed until 1130 that evening. Waking at nearly noon the next day. He’s pretty cool. So, we want to say happy birthday to our little Leeland, lovebug, little boy. You are amazing. We are so proud of you. We love you, we love being your parents and we love watching you grow. You rock, kid!
Me with my 1 year old son, Leeland. LOVE!
Grandmother giving him cereal before the party
Cutie on his new ride
New present from Grandmother and Grandfather
Birthday boy with El Momma
The food was delicious if I do say so myself.
Happy boy with his Jiddy
with my Jiddy
Playing cars with my cousin
Look at my two teeth!
the crowd gathers for the birthday song
almost ready to sing
the song begins
covering his ears
covering his ears for the birthday song
the crowd waits
ready to blow out the candles
Princess T and the birthday boy ready for the game!
daddy’s little boy
the party at Minute Maid Park
can you say “cotton candy?”
Fireworks with Momma
Ready for Birthday Fireworks!
Rockin out with Christian to Queen during the fireworks show!
2 thoughts on “Happy First Birthday to our son, Leeland Thaddeus! We hit a grand slam with you, kid!”
So precious…thank you love for keeping this blog! Leeland had a great birthday thanks to you!
Precious precious leeland!!! The party looked like fun and I love all your extra touches to make it so special! You're a fantastic mommy!