Monday, October 25, 2010

Barn-Yard Bash!!

Happy First Birthday Josh!
On Friday Night - we had a Barn-Yard Bash to celebrate!
No Barn-Yard party is complete without food, friends, family, and farmers.

Don't you think Josh is the cutest little farmer ever?!!

Miles is a super cute farmer too!

Oh Gus - he is a total farmer!

Then there is me, Paige, not so much a farmer.

Ella is a beautiful farmer!

And Jill...She is the special farmer! :)

It was sad, that not everybody got there picture as a farmer. I was really excited about the cute backdrop, but food must come first! :) We had a very tasty BBQ.
After dinner we had a pinata

Josh wasn't to sure

But Miles showed everyone how to do it!

GO Camrie!

Lydia - such a cutie - she was loving 'new' toys!

Aiden - such a stud!

Tanner - if you stick your tongue out, you can hit better!


It was Braxton's 7th birthday as well
we are so happy he let us share his special day!



After the Pinata - time for CAKE!
I made the cake -
with help on the fondant from my great, awesome, wonderful friend Heidi
It was the FIRST time we'd played with fondant -
I think we did a pretty dang good job!

I set the cake down, to get a picture, and so we could all sing.
Josh was so excited!!
He was squeezing his hands, and reaching for the cake -
he wanted to dig in!

Blow out the candle

Josh's cake to dig into -
This was the last attempt to make a darn barn stand up.
There were much cuter barns that were made, but they all fell over.
So . .. Alas, this was the cake . . . not pretty. . .
but I don't think Josh cared, he was happy to dig in!


Stop for a quick picture

Josh puts EVERYTHING in his hair.
Oh geeze.

Josh was sharing with everyone that walked past him
Such a nice boy!

Can't get enough!

After cake comes presents.
That Josh is so dang spoiled!
We had LOTS of helpers there to help Josh open his presents.
He was pretty overwhelmed . . . so was I!
A rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa Marshall
and Uncle Gus, and Aunt Adrienne and kiddos -
He loves it!
He has already learned to squeeze the ears
to make it sing or make sounds
and he loves to watch the horses mouth move!

He got a four-wheeler from Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson
He loves to PUSH it around the house and
he likes all the fun sounds it makes.
Taking it all in -
One very very very loved little boy!

This is Grandpa Rawlinson,
He made sure we got everything on video!
Thanks Grandpa!
In the background is a cute barn banner we had made for the party!

After everyone left, around 10pm -
Josh was wired -
so we opened up all of his toys - and let him play

It was a great party! We had so many family and friends come to have fun with us.
We are always amazed with the amount of support
and love our family feels from those around us.
Thanks to everyone for joining us - making Josh's day memorable!
For Journal purposes, here is who attended:
Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson
Grandma and Grandpa Marshall
Aunt Aubrey
Aunt Adrienne
Aunt Ashley and Uncle Devin
Uncle Troy, Aunt Andrea, Braxton, Tanner, and Camrie
Derek, Lisa, and Lydia
Jon, Jeny, and Miles
Vanessa, Aiden, and Aniston
Amanda, Macey, and Emma
Chelsea, Rafael, Conner, Chase, Cambrie, Cyd
Stephanie and Mia
Jill, Greg, Bay, and Ella
Thanks so much everyone!
We love ya lots and lots!


jfishmag said...

"Jill the farmer" is one scary chick! I bet the farm animals run from her!

Julie said...

are you freakin kidding me?! that cake is AMAZING!! you and Heidi - geez you rock! and wow - what a birthday party, I totally wish I could be on the journal list!

Julie said...

p.s. it's cool he stuck the red frosting in his hair - he's just like his aunt julie and wanting red hair :) fire engine red!

Michael and Bonnie said...

WOW!! What a party! Josh sure is a lucky boy. Happy Birthday cute boy.