Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jack's Jamboree

Jack's party was everything I hoped it would be, despite the cooler than anticipated weather.  Our dear friend Trinity gave us the most amazing gift of pictures.  She showed up with all her gear in tow and took a huge weight off my shoulders by not only taking pictures, but doing it so much better than I ever could.  For that reason, I am going to let the pictures do the majority of the talking in this post. So settle in folks, it's a long one!
My family and Matt's family were both huge in pulling off the party we were hoping for, some of them even showing up two hours early to help us set up!  
The birthday boy was a little unsure at first, but he soon warmed up and took on the star role with pride.
 It was a tad too cold to actually bob for apples, but the barrel of apples was still a big hit with the small folk in attendance.
I absolutely love that picture of my dad and brother. So funny and very...them.  On the back of the invitations to his party, we encouraged everyone to dress for a Jamboree, and they did!  It was so cute to see all the plaid, bandannas, and cowboy hats fill the pavilion.

The gourd painting station was a big hit! And I'm happy to report that no one ate any paint!  Although shortly after this picture was taken he attempted just that! 
And the gifts! Holy cow! This kid is set for the next few years I think.  Our families were above and beyond generous with their gifts for Jack, and he has spend the last two days playing non-stop with his new goodies!
And after all that excitement...there is only one thing left to do.  EAT.
In lieu of a large cake, we had cupcakes for the little cowpokes, whoopie pies for the adults, and of course a small cake for Jack to smash!

I'm guessing here, but I would be willing to bet there is no greater reminder of how fast life goes by then the first year of the life of your own child.

What a year it was! Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate Jack, and to all of you who have helped me celebrate him throughout this year here on this blog.


  1. I knew you could pull this off with out a looks wonderful and I am sure everyone had a wonderful time.

    Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us this last year!! Can not wait for the next year!! It should be great.

    Happy Birthday again to Jack!!

  2. Happy birthday Jack! What an awesome party!!

  3. What a great looking party!! Happy Birthday Jack :)

  4. GORGEOUS photos, fabulous party. Happy birthday, Jack!

  5. What a CUTE party! Lucky Jack :-)

  6. Yummers! Anna looked at it with me in my lap and said, "oooo....cupcakes!" Great shots. Hudson had a birthday party similar - I'll tell you about it sometime!

  7. Happy Birthday Dear Jack!! What an awesome party Bekah, you outdid yourself!! Too cute for words!! xoxo, Oukie

  8. OH my gosh!! I wish I could have gone to that party!! It looked amazing!!

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  10. It was an adorable party!!!! And the pics were amazing! I'm so sad my pics of Q's first birthday aren't real great. We had to have it in the barn due to cruddy March weather. Ohwell. ;)

  11. Girl, you know how to throw a shindig! CUTE! Love your family pic, too.

  12. Everything looks fantastic-congrats! I especially love the banner...such a fun, rustic touch.


    All this is Grace and Charm

  13. what a perfect party! i love it!
    rustic, country- perfect!

    and the bobbing for apples- i totally wanted to do that...then i pictured 1 & 2 year olds falling into a bucket of water. on go ;)

  14. What an awesome party! You did good mom! Happy Belated birthday Jack!


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