Sunday, May 8, 2011

Birthday Boys

Thursday (May 5) was my oldest and youngest child's birthday.  Keagan turned 5 and Bauer turned 1.  I started the morning off by singing Happy Birthday to Keagan, then Keagan and Deker helped me sing Happy Birthday to Bauer, it was very cute to hear them.  For breakfast, I made a "5" and a "1" pancake for the birthday boys. 
Deker wanted his picture taken with his pancake (a regular circle one) too.  Notice the bite already taken out of it, even though we had not prayed yet. 
The boys and I packed a picnic lunch and headed to Andrew's work to have lunch with him.  While I was getting the boys loaded into the van, Keagan said to me "Mom, I LOVE being 5."  For dinner, we went to Red Robin.  

On Saturday, we had their party.  It was really hard trying to come up with a theme for the party that wouldn't be too old for Bauer, but not too young for Keagan.  So, I finally settled on just a color scheme which ended up being blue (Keagan's favorite color), yellow and brown.  I really love how it all turned out.  Here are several pictures of the party. 

Keagan's cake
Bauer's cakes.  The big one was for everybody to eat and the small one was his own special "smash" cake. 
All the cakes.  To go with the color scheme of the party, I layed Chocolate cake, yellow cake and white cake tinted blue.  I did not frost the edges so that everybody could see the colors.  Which also made it so much easter and faster to decorate.  Then of course, Keagan's cake had to have blue writing which he tells me everyday or that it is his favorite color. 
 The weather actually cooperated and we were able to have the dinner outside.  The back porch decorated. 
A close-up of the banner Andrew and I made using my Silhouette.
My Birthday boys.  I used my Silhoutte to cut the numbers out and then also used the same material to cover party hats. 
5 year old Keagan
 1 year old Bauer
Blowing out the candles.  
Bauer being very happy and silly after eating all the frosting and some cake. 
When the boys got up from their naps on the day of the party and they saw the presents for Keagan and Bauer, Deker got really upset that there wasn't one for him.  We had been explaining to him that he would get his own party for his birthday, but he never got it.  I was really worried that he would have a meltdown during the party, but he didn't which made me extremely happy. 

Keagan, we love you so much and are very grateful for the boy that you are.  You are a good oldest brother. It has been fun this week to watch you excitedly tell everybody we saw (even complete strangers) that it was your 5 birthday and Bauer's 1 birthday.  You can write your own name and count to twenty (and beyond if I tell you it is 30 not thirty-ten or 40 not forty-ten, etc.).  You are very excited to ride a school bus and start Kindergarten. 

Buaer, are such a joy and a great addition to our family of boys.  It warms my heart to see how much you try to play with your older brothers.  I love to see the pure love in your face when you watch your brothers.  We love you so much and can't wait to see what you are going to learn to do next.  You are crawling all over the place and walking along the furniture very quickly.  You get so excited when you push the chairs around the kitchen, but you get even more excited when we take your walker outside and you push it up and down the driveway. 


Cristie and girls said...

Happy Birthday boys!!! Sounds like you both had a fabulous time!

Vera said...

Happy Birthday Keagan and Bauer - Aunt Vera LOVES YOU!!!

ang said...

Good job - everything looked great and sounds like the boys loved it!

Veronica Haley said...

Happy birthday to Keagan and Decker! i can't wait to see you in a month :)

Dangela said...

We had so much fun at the party. Thanks for inviting us. It is hard to believe they are already 5 and 1--the time has gone way too fast! Happy birthday, Keagan & Bauer!