{Upcoming Birthday}

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
As many of our friends and family know, Braeden's first birthday is fastly approaching. I have been so excited about this, that I have been planning a huge party for the past couple of weeks already. Everyone kept asking me what I was going to do after the wedding, and duh ... I am planning another party!
Most of my inspiration came from a group that I have recently joined here in Jeff City. You may have heard of MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) but, thanks to Prato, I have a new group of moms to hang out with. The first meeting was, I swear, just for me :) It was about planning parties for your children and for family ... I absolutly loved it, and it showed me that I could take something simple and turn it into something extrodianary!

I have decided to throw Braeden (for those who do not know, he was born on MU's Homecoming last year) a Lil' Quarterback Tailgate Birthday Party. We are going to have everything that you would find at a tailgate (minus the alcohol). His highchair is going to be made into a goal post, everyone is to wear their favorite sports team, and it's just going to be great! Anyways, last night I spent most of my night finishing Braeden's invitations ... what do you think? Yup, everyone is getting a game ticket that I designed!

Since I got back on my honeymoon (pictures to be posted soon) I have been taking a lot of pictures of Braeden. Here are just a few of my favorites ... it's hard to believe that he is almost one!

The last picture was from this morning. I was folding towels while Ryan was in the shower. All I hear is ... "honey, come in here." I guess Braeden wanted to see what dad was doing exactly! HA


Sweet Simplicity said...

What a cutie! He is so curious!
You did a great job with the invites!

Anonymous said...

I so miss you all! He is all grown up and I don't like it at all!!! You need another little one-

Unknown said...

Super cute idea! Storing this back in the memory bank :)

Jenn said...

I found your blog through Natalie's - you little guy is just adorable and I love your layout!!!

thekeenefamily said...

we really do need to have play date and i am going to update some more soon. kyleigh does the same thing that braden does when reade or i am in the shower. i am also starting to plan kyleigh's birthday party. i might have to enlist your help.

J said...

Oh my goodness!! Braeden is too adorable, and I love the idea for the party! The invites are perfect!

I am so glad that you are enjoying MOPS! I know there are a lot of great ladies in that MOPS class! A lot of them are from Concord church, you and Ryan should try it out sometime!

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