Happy First Birthday, Chazz!


Whew! Exhausted. But a few quick notes before bed…

Our Little Monkey is finally ONE!

Chazz’s first birthday was amazing. The Birthday Boy “monkey’d around” (haha…) all morning eating cheerios and bananas while we finished putting together the jungle vines.


We were starting to get a little worried, as he was getting really fussy and refused to nap. Disaster in the making! So Roman and Chazz went on a quick drive to get him to pass out. Works like a charm.

When they got back he slept for 2.5 hours, and right through the first half hour of his own partay! Talk about fashionably late.

But since I didn’t think he’d mind, we dug into the sweets buffet anyway! 🙂 Which turned out wonderfully, by the way. And it was a lot of fun to put together. The chocolate fondue was omigosh amazing, with fresh fruits and various cookies and treats to dip. Oh, and about six pounds of Sixlets. Fun fun.


Here is a peek at the jungle vines (how-to post still to come!). I made them from twisted paper bags with felt leaves and fake flowers. And a lot of monkeys!


When Chazz finally awoke, we served up the monkey cupcakes.


And served The Monkey his own personal (egg-free, frosting-free) banana cake. Mmmm!


With a cheerio on top, per Head Chef Chazz.


Aaaand…


…Done for!


Then it was off to open gifts with a little help from dad. Chazz got a lot of fun books and toys, clothes, and even a chair just his size.


What a lucky little man on his first birthday. We were surrounded by family and friends to celebrate one year of crazyfun.

I can’t believe how fast this year has gone, how much Chazz has grown, and how far we’ve come as a family. Happy Birthday Chazz-man! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect “you”!


Stay tuned for an inside look at the decorations and food and a how-to post! You can leave a comment (please do!), read more about us, or even vote for Forever&After by clicking the banner below.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dad
    Nov 24, 2010 @ 06:53:41

    Little Man looking mighty spiffy in his monkey suit. Grandpa has been venting to whoever asks how old he is that I missed his party for this gig I’m on. They look away quickly. Tell Little Man that Grandpa misses him and his dorky parents too.

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  2. Tonya
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:51:45

    Monkeys are a favorite in our home too. You went all out for his birthday. What a little guy. 🙂

    Reply

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