So anyway, on Saturday, June 25, we had Lucas' first birthday party. I'm not really one to have a big fancy shin-dig for several reasons:
1) I'm lazy
2) I lack the creativity to plan and execute a cutely-themed party
3) Lucas is too young to care anyway
so we kept it pretty simple. We went to McDonald's for lunch and took my family to see Cars 2. For those of you keeping track, yes, we went to McDonald's twice in one week. Hey, the kid likes chicken nuggets; what can I say?
We all really enjoyed the movie, even if I did have to stand the whole time bouncing Lucas (FYI, I wasn't the only parent bouncing a baby/toddler in the alcoves, so I didn't feel too bad).
After the movie, we headed to my parent's house to have cake and open presents.
|This was the extent of our party decorations: a sign...|
|and some streamers that Cole and Kyle piled on top of Lucas. Note that Lucas' romper says "lil' cake monster." This proved to be extremely accurate.|
|Lucas' 4-inch personal birthday cake|
|The inside of Lucas' cake|
|and...the cupcakes' insides|
|Lucas' first look at his cake...wondering if we're actually going to let him tear into it|
|All that was left after Lucas was finished|
|You can tell from Lucas' expression how excited he was about opening presents.|
|One of the toys Mommy and Daddy got for Lucas: a shape-sorter house (we love IKEA).|
|Truck from Uncle Chris and Aunt Brittany--it makes truck sounds and shakes!|
|Little People zoo (also from Mommy and Daddy)|
|Present from Grandma Great--he can sit and ride on it...|
|or stand and push it around.|
|Kyle "sharing" Lucas' wooden train and tracks (also from Mommy and Daddy, courtesy of IKEA)|
We're so grateful for all of the family that loves Lucas so much!