Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simon & Cohen's 1st Birthday!!

... At last. My little ones first birthday has come to an end! I have been looking forward to this party since before they were born, and have basically been planning it since then too! I saw the idea of a Lorax party and absolutely fell in love with it. It was so much fun to finally get to see the ideas I had in my head come to life! Which is why I love party planning so much! 
I think I also tend to over-plan and over-do things a little bit. And when that happens, things always tend to not go so smoothly. 
The morning of their party didn't start out too swell. Cohen had a fever of 101.3 for the first 8 hours of the day and right before the party started, it finally broke! But of course, Simon then got one! (you can never win with twins!) ;) 
Once guests started to arrive and babies started getting passed from person to person, we lost track of who was where and the next thing we know, Cohen fell all the way down the hardwood stairs! Ahhh! Me and my husband were a little bit freaked out! He instantly had a black eye and bruises all over his little body. :( At this point I was thinking nothing else could possibly go wrong! 
Nothing else traumatic happened (thank goodness) and the rest of the party was SO much fun! We played games like "pin the mustache on the Lorax," "Throw marshmallows through the Brown-Bar-Ba-Loots" and we had a super fun photo booth with some props! The party favors weren't your average little take home treat bag. Instead, I made some lorax pots for everyone to "plant their own truffula tree!" 
The first little segment of pictures are the (little) details which ironically were the most time consuming on my part! I know they will never remember this party, but it's the thought that counts, right!?


Truffula tree

photo booth fun

pin the mustache on the Lorax

Throw the marshmallow 
through the Brown-Bar-Ba-Loots

present time

Haha. Cutest dog ever! It sings "tequila" while it walks and wags its tail!

Little Simon cuddled on dad like this the whole time we opened presents

Cake time

The difference between Simon...

And Cohen. He wouldn't even look at his cake! haha

Cohen cried and cried so mommy had to hold him!

Good picture of Cohens shiner!

We are "One-Der-Ful!!"

What a fun day we had!! The second the guests were gone, my exhaustion kicked in and I literally fell asleep sitting down on the floor. I woke up to my husband throwing me over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. (how romantic!) haha

Thank you to EVERYONE who came and made this a special day for our little twinners!! We have the most thoughtful family and friends!!