Let Him Eat Cake!

Jesse is ONE! 
We couldn't wait to turn him around in the car seat. I love seeing that sweet face looking back at me. 

His birthday was on Friday the 3rd. 
We had his party on Easter since our families would be together at our house anyway. 
Here's the cute invitation my friend Catherine made. 
She has a booming business, you can check out here.  

 And these pictures were taken by one of the senior girls in my Sunday School class. She did such a great job! I never got a cute picture of Katie and Jesse on Easter, so I am glad to have this one!

The cakes and cupcakes were, of course, made by my niece, Melissa!

I bought the kids Easter outfits, but never got around to myself. I picked something out Easter morning. I don't even match. My dress is from Walmart and it was too long. In the words of Elsa, I had to "let it go". The day is all about Jesus after all. And I bet nobody's life depends on what I wear...hopefully.

Jesse was not sure about the cake at first. 
He liked how it felt!

We put his fingers in his mouth so he would know that cake is not just fun to squish, it's delicious too!
He's a fan!

We had to go straight to the bath after that.

He got so many fun presents!

Then it was egg hunt time. 
I love Katie's face. She was so excited!

The hunters:

My parents with the birthday boy:

Marcus's parents:

His sister and family:

His brother and family:

And my sister and family:
Our families get along so well. My sister and Marcus's sister work together. And my 2 nephews (one from each side of the family) are BFF's.  
It's fun being all together and we are thankful for that!

I took pictures before all the chaos:

My sister recovered and painted my card table and chairs for my birthday!

This was from Easter morning when Katie was opening her basket. She LOVES this unicorn towel. She was trying to look at me and smile, but couldn't take her eyes off the unicorn!

And this was Friday morning, when this little cutie turned one!
I wish I looked like this right when I woke up!

We went and rode the little train in Fort Worth.

A few family members were able to come:

I thought it was funny that Marcus and his brother kind of dressed alike. I asked if they called each other. 
Twins...13 years apart.

Lunch at Dutch's!

Uncle David got Katie and ice cream cone.
It was a fun day!

Jesse Bryant, I am so proud to be your mom! 
And we are so thankful to have you in our family. 
I can't wait to see what God has in store for your life!


Nicole said...

Happy Birthday to Jesse! He is precious! Love the family photos.

Unknown said...

Have you heard the new carseat recommendations from the AAP? It's now believed that children should rear-face at least until their second birthday. I'm sure you want to keep your precious boy safe on the go. <3

Mandi said...

Happy 1st Birthday Jesse! He is so cute!

Dina said...

Thanks Mandi!

Dina said...

Thanks Nicole! He's a fun addition to the family!

Tricia Nae said...

I can't believe he is 1 already!! Happy Birthday Jesse!! Looks like y'all had a great time. I'm loving your card table....adorable!!!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Ahwww...how fun! Happy 1st b-day JB! Wishing yall many family fun adventures going in to his 2nd year!