Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Asher's 1st Birthday Party

This kid. What a delight.  Asher's birthday really snuck up on me this year. Maybe it was the holidays, or maybe I was just in denial.  I don't know...but I did know that as best we could, I wanted to celebrate his sweet little soul & the gift that he is to us.
We used this image, taken by a talented, dear friend of mine for Asher's birthday invite because it so fittingly captures his personality. 

This is mostly being posted for family's sake, who are far away & couldn't be with us to celebrate, but for those interested, below are a few pictures of the birthday brunch!
I wanted to keep the decor and theme pretty simple.  Hence, the lack of true theme, other than "brunch". I went with primarily black and white decor with punches of color smattered throughout. And as for food, you can't really go wrong with brunch themed foods.  We had pancakes, cinnamon rolls, a couple of egg dishes, fresh fruit and whipped cream...oh and muffins with a dab of cream cheese frosting on top for our "cake". Yum.  

Milk, OJ, & coffee also made the beverage lineup. 

Ephram helped me with these cute little sprinkle dipped glasses for the kids---they had a blast drinking their OJ & milk from them.

Chalkboard tribute to the birthday boy

A sampling of some of the brunchiness

Not sure what to do with his cupcake....and wondering why all these people are staring at him.

Happy birthday to you, sweet boy!

asher: 11 months

Clearly, I have been in denial about you turning a year...it was just a few days before your 1st birthday when I took this picture!   And my how you have grown!

Just a few days before you turned 11 months you started WALKING.  It was a subtle few steps at a time for a few weeks and then one day you were off!  I don't think you've crawled hardly at all since.  You love your newly mastered skill & I think are quite keen with the idea of being on (almost) the same level as your big brother.

You also love to wave & say "bye bye"...even when you mean "Hi".  You love to clap & dance to music. You play cars & ball like it's your job.  You even manage to gurgle out a little "vrrrmmm" when you are playing with your cars.
You love to "catch" and throw the ball with anyone who is willing!
Your all time favorite song is a classical rendition of "humpty-dumpty".  When you decide you are fed up with being in the car, or are just sad, all mommy & daddy have to do is turn on that song and you quiet down immediately:)
You weigh (according to my postage scale) 24 lbs and are about 29" long. 
You have 7 teeth and more on the way.

Words can't even begin to describe how much we love you, little Mark Asher!