Monday, October 4, 2010

Brody's Birthday Party!

Saturday evening, we celebrated Brody's birthday with some of Brody's little friends and their families. We had the party at The Little Gym. We knew that it would be nearly impossible to have a party at home with friends only 2 weeks after having a baby so we decided this summer to use TLG and I am sooo glad we did! They took care of everything from sending out invitations to set-up and clean-up. Literally, all we had to do was walk in with the cake and snacks and they did everything else! It was the BEST party! I loved being able to enjoy watching Brody play without having to worry about doing a thing.
Zach, Lilly, Harper and Brayden playing with the shakers. If you look at the far right of the picture you can see Brody being mischievous! Ha! He loved all the colorful balls they had to toss and play with. Stella was getting some help from her daddy while she walked across the balance beam. Brody showing his skills on the bars! He LOVED these!Blake, Brandon and Chris Zach walking across another balance beam. Notice the little blue blur in the background! :)Playing the musical sticks.Jillian and Payne hung out during the party. :)Jillian slept the entire time. You can tell she is used to living in a house with a loud little boy because the noise of all the kids didn't bother her at all!Playing with the parachute!This required some of the parents to help out!Sweet Colson slept during the party, too! I just love those sweet little cheeks. The bouncy thing was a lot of fun! Brody still had his shakers in his hand. He played with those the entire party!Some of the mommas and daddies. I am so thankful for our sweet friends! Reese, Caedmon and Brody jumping around!Sweet Hailey crawling around the play mate. Brody giving Brayden a little hug. This made me laugh! After an hour of playtime, we moved into the party room for snacks, cake and presents. The girls took care of setting up the table and getting all the snacks set out. We had Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets, goldfish and Capri Suns...All Brody's favorites!We also had a cookie cake instead of a regular birthday cake. Brody's LOVES cookie cakes and the plus side was that they are way less messy than a regular cake. Josh ordered the cookie cake and had them do a construction theme since it's Brody's current obsession! I thought this turned out soooo cute!Blowing out his candle! He kept telling us all weekend he wanted to "blow the happy cake!"Zach asked me to take his picture! He also told his mom he needed his hair spiked so he could match Brody's hair! How cute is that?Buddies! Josh and I with the birthday boy! He wouldn't move his hand away from his mouth! Ha!Sweet Reese! She had her party at TLG a few months ago so that is how we got the idea for Brody's party. After everyone finished their snacks, Brody opened presents. He really enjoyed himself!I love his face in this picture! He was taking the gift opening very seriously!How cute is this? Reese was really interested in the gifts.He got A TON of construction toys and car gifts! He was so thrilled! We tried to get a picture of all the kids together. You can imagine how easy that was when they were all 1-3 years old! We had a wonderful time celebrating Brody's birthday! We are so thankful for friends and family who came to celebrate with us! It was such a fun night and an easy night for this momma. I already told Josh I wanted to have Brody's party at The Little Gym again next year! Ha! Tomorrow, I will post pictures from our family lunch party at our house Sunday!

Happy Monday!


Summer said...

Happy Birthday Brody!! What a great party! We had Kelcee's party at a tea room where they did everything last year all we had to do was show up! This year we are having it at a bouncy house all we have to do is show up and bring snacks and cake....notice the theme I love the idea of not having to clean up LOL

Brody is so cute, I love how he is running in all of the pics, he is totally having a great time! Colson is soooo adorable as is all the other kiddos and sweet Harper! I love the pic of Brody looking all serious at the gimongous bag he is about to open!

Jillian is so presh and girl I think I have counted 30 bows she has wore since she was born LOL you totally sound like me I do believe miss Kelcee has close to 200 hahahha


Emily said...

I have never commented before but I love reading about your sweet little family! My favorite picture is the one with all of the kids and the parents reflection in the mirror. Looks like paparazzi! Happy Birthday Brody!

Josh and Liz said...

Happy birthday Brody! It looks like he had such a fun time! I can't believe how big he is! Tell him Hendrix wants him to come play "mowers" again soon. :)

Adge said...

Seems like such a fun birthday party.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Sounds like so much fun for everyone! That meal sounds like a little kids dream :) And adorable cake! Where'd you get Jillian's blanket? It's so pretty.

KatieB. said...

Cute party! I love the group photo and that you can see all the mama's in the background with their cameras. Haha! So fun.

Lauren said...

Such a sweet party!!!!! Special day for a special boy!! :)

Sara said...

What a cute party. I will definently have to keep TLG in mind next year when Bryce is two.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little by! It looks like he had a blast!


Jenna said...

We had so much fun! I love that pic you got of Brayden and Brody, so sweet!!

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Heather said...

What a great party Jennifer! I might have to think about doing something like this for MK's 3rd birthday. So easy and the kids look like they had a lot of fun! Brody looks so cute and y'all had a great turn out!!

Hautemama said...

Happy Birthday Brody! What a great idea for a party!

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday Brody! Looks like a great party! That's awesome that they did pretty much everything!

Brittany said...

What a fun birthday party!! Jillian's blanket is so pretty!

mbb. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Jillian's baby blanket in the Amy Butler fabric! I'm about to embark on a projecting using some of my own!

Ashley said...

That looks like such a great party! I love that they did everything for you..I'm filing that tidbit away for a few years from now! : ) You are supermom too, girl! New baby, birthday party planned, always dressed so cute! You just seem to handle it all so well!

Jenny said...

What an AWESOME party. Happy Birthday to your little guy!!!

Emily said...

You always have the best ideas for parties. I am really going to have to steal some of your food ideas (if you don't care!!!). I am going to be having a party for a 1 year old and 2 year old in my home and I am stumped for ideas.

Glad the party was a success! Brody and Jillian are precious. Happy Late Birthday Brody!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a fun birthday!! Brody is THE cutest birthday boy - love that hair! And Jillian is growing so fast already - she is just precious! :)

A Southern Love said...

Jennifer, these pics are so cute! My nephew and niece have had several of their birthday parties at The Little Gym in Atlanta/Buckhead, GA and they absolutely love it! They go wild in there and it is so much fun to watch! Looks like Brody had a pretty terrific party! Oh and I loved his construction cookie cake! :)

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