And when I found this fabric, (even though you see turtles and frogs, there are also bees, grasshoppers, flies, and dragon flies - look closely!), well the theme started to take place!
Tucker Bug would have his bug-themed first birthday party after all! :)
That sat upon the table cloth made by Memaw:
And a caterpillar made of cupcakes:
that sat on a table surrounded by bugs (what else!? Haha, sorry couldn't resist!):
a BUG HUNT! Yes, Wes hid 150 fun bugs in our backyard and we let the kiddos loose! Funny thing is, I think the adults enjoyed it almost as much as the kids!
Tucker says, "Come on Mom! Keep up! We got bugs to find!"
Even those who decided to watch all the bug madness seemed to enjoy watching!
Okay, so the kiddos were having a good time. Now to the main attraction, Tucker's smash cake!I was confident that Tucker would put on a show when it came to devouring his smash cake. Why was I confident? Well, here is what he did on his actual birthday when Wes and I had him a party with just the 3 of us:And this is what his cake looked like after his one-year-old smash cake photo session the day before his party:
So, I had no doubt that he would tear into his smash cake on his birthday....
"Wait Dad! Are those presents?!""Why's everybody singing?""OH OKAY, I remember this!""Let's see.... Do I really want to get all messy again??""Here, Daddy you taste it."
"Yeah okay, I think I'm done."
And with that, Tucker started signing 'all done'. So, I was wrong. Apparently, all the cake leading up to the day of his party was too much and he decided to pass!
At least Mommy didn't have to put him directly in the bath tub this time!
As a matter a fact, Tucker was so ready for a nap that this was all we could get out of an attempted picture of Tucker with his Memaw and Nana, but since it's the only pic of the 3 of them on his birthday, I had to post it anyway!
Yes, Tucker had an amazing first birthday party, as you can see from his expression below!
We would like to say thank you to all our family and friends for helping us to celebrate Tucker's first year, the best year of me and Wes's life! We feel incredibly blessed to have you in our lives! We love y'all!
p.s. A very special thank you goes out to my mom for being our photographer and to our videographer, Luke!