Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Birthday party

We decided before the boys were born that their first birthday party with friends would be when they turned 3.  I know...kinda crazy to talk about before they are born but I told you I love birthdays and parties.  David...not as much.  He grew up a twin so he rarely had a party that was all about him.  He is not into them like I am.  He is fine with that...he loved sharing every occasion with his twin sister.  He has grown to love them a little more because he loves me but he didn't really see a point in having a big party when they were 1 and 2.  I didn't agree in the beginning but I do now.  The kids don't actually get it until their 3.  Austin got it this year and was all about it.  He couldn't wait until his little friends showed up.  We don't have a lot of friends in Boston but he loved having the few over who could make it.  In less than 1000 square feet, you can't fit a lot of people anyways.  It really was perfect.

We went with a train theme because as I said before, A is obsessed with planes and trains.  He loves riding the train (subway or T) throughout Boston.  I found a precious "print your own party theme" on Etsy and started printing away.  David thought I was a little crazy but it helps with the grief after Forrest's birthday.  Forrest's birthday is so difficult on me so I let myself grieve for a few days and then I dive into Austin's birthday preparations.  I spent many nights printing and cutting things out but I loved that my little guy would be thrilled when he saw all the train things.  

The wreath on our front door.
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The sign on the back of the door.
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The party favors
Chocolate chip cookies
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Goody bags for the kids IMG_4220
The pictures birthday train along our hallwayIMG_4221 IMG_4222 IMG_4223 IMG_4224
The signs hanging from the light fixture in the den. IMG_4208
The banner leading into the kitchen (I forgot to take a picture of the banner in the kitchen but you can kind of see it in the background.) IMG_4225
The signs hanging from the light fixture in the playroom. IMG_4226
The food table
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Blowing out his birthday candle IMG_4242 IMG_4243
Opening presents
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We were so glad David's aunt and uncle could make the party. IMG_4252 IMG_4255
Our precious family
*Austin's train shirt was made my good friend Kacee.


jennie brooks said...

Holy moly! Adorable!

Lauren said...

Seriously, I need you as my party planner when y'all get back. I have no skill, and you plan an amazing party!

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

Hands down the cutest party ever!!! The girls' birthdays are in March. Start planning and printing! ;-)

EBW said...

So cute!!