Happy First Birthday Liam!

Yesterday we celebrated Liam's first birthday. The theme was The Hungry Caterpillar. Terry loved that book as a child, I did not love that book ever. ;) But I did love planning a party around it anyway!

Earlier in the week Katie commenced with dinner plans. It looked like this:

Katie  So Shawn...how much do you love your nephew? Because he REALLY wants spaghetti for dinner at his birthday party, but he doesn't really like the jarred kind. He told me that you make really good sauce and he'd prefer it if you made the sauce. So you want to do it? We'd buy all the stuff of course ;)

August 5 at 9:57am · 

    • Shawn  Sure. What does Master Liam want, plain sauce or a meat sauce?
      August 5 at 10:36am · 

    • Katie ‎:) Meat sauce....and he says "lighter on the garlic than he usually makes it". I know you haven't seen him in a couple of days, but his vocabulary has advanced quite a lot!
      August 5 at 1:44pm · 

And thank goodness she did. Because she helped Shawn out by cooking the pasta. It burned to the bottom of the pot. No one knows how that happened exactly, but it was too funny. Poor Katie is known for her cooking disasters. And Shawn always teases her that she could burn boiling water. So...yeah. It was pretty funny.

The comments from the kids were great too.

Collin: "Um, Aunt Heidi, I think someone is smoking in our house, like cigarettes!"
Kira (crying...yes, really crying) : "I can't TAAAAAAKE it any mooooooore! I have to get outside to fresh air!!!"

And everyone's eyes were burning and watering. It was too funny!
This is before Katie cooked and the kitchen smelled wonderful!
Shawn is an amazing cook.  He made two kinds of sauce and bruschetta.

Liam approved! (Once someone else cooked more pasta)
Rather than clean up a baby that just had spaghetti, we did the cake right away.
Kim makes all the kids cakes for their parties every year. They love them. (She actually flew to Chicago to get Kira's done last year, poor Evan had to have one from a bakery, lucky for us they threw a hotwheel on top so he was ok)

Happy little spaghetti covered baby! ;)
He started out like this: 

But ended up like this:

Then his crazy mommy got it in her head that the only way to get clean is in a bath. Liam hates baths. So he got angry.

His protests failed and he came out later all clean and shiny. Poor little Liam!
Here is the decoration I hung above the table. ;)

The kids enjoying their cupcakes. 

Caleb and Ethan also have a mean mommy. They had to eat their dinner before cake. Geez. The adults around this party were out of control!

They were both watching the other boys eat their cupcakes and ignoring their pasta.

Here is their mean mommy:
The plan was to decorate butterfly cookies. Those got burned too, but Katie isn't fully responsible for that I don't think. So we just made circles and the kids got to decorate those instead. They didn't mind.

I couldn't get any decent shots of opening the gifts, but I got this one of Uncle Chris. He wouldn't share with the baby.

And I got lots of shots of people loving on Liam and hanging out at his party. And what's not to love! Happy Birthday Liam! 


the7thnote said...

It looks like you all had soooo much fun! Wish we we there to share those yummy green cuppie cakes!

The pics of Liam are so adorable, we just love that boy!

nana mac said...

looks like a GREAT party- LOVE the cake Kim! and the balloons that look like the caterpillar....great idea Heidi! BOY- Grammy and Papa look sooo happy to be there!! I'm so glad for my sister. She is so LUCKY!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Happy birthday Liam!!!! Looks like a great time & a yummy cake!!! Very cute balloon decorations too!

Jennifer said...

Adorable caterpillar cake and balloons!! And what a cutie-pie Liam is!!

Wingnut said...

What a sweet, beautiful boy!

枝誠侑誠侑竹 said...

Judge not a book by its cover.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .