Monday, October 13, 2008

Benjamins 1st Birthday

Hi Everyone! Sorry it has taken me so long to post pictures of Benjamins 1st Birthday. I've been so tied up with school and I haven't had much free time to update our blog. I hope you enjoy these pictures. We went to Vegas to visit family for his birthday, and we had a great time! We made him an Elmo cake ... neither of us have any cake decorating skills, but i think we did a really good job! Benjamin, of course, really enjoyed digging into it and destroying it. Well .. here are some pictures.

This is Jen decorating Elmo. (it doesn't look like much yet)

Here's his Aunts Shelley and Lindy playing with him.
It looks like they are playing "Pat a Cake" (if that's what you call it?)

Oh, Here's Benjamin and his Mom! ...

Look how cute they are !

Benjamin had great fun opening his many gifts given to him. He wasted no time ripping off the paper and digging into his gifts. He had lots of fun! And he loved all his presents.

Here's the finished Elmo cake. We were all surprised that it actually looks like Elmo.

We wrote "Happy Birthday" on the back of its head.

Here's a little family picture of us before Benjamin blew out his first birthday candle.

Needless to say, he didn't know what to do with the candle ...
so Mom cheated and blew it out for him before Elmo got candle wax in his eyes.

After we gave Benjamin his cake, it was almost immedietely unrecognizable.
Now it looks like Halloween Elmo

He loved his cake so much, we had a difficult time getting him away from it. Luckily we were able to save a little of it for us to eat.


Justin, Kira and Evan said...

how fun is that??!!! I wish I could make a cake look that good :-)

kristen said...

What a cool Elmo cake! Looks like he had a fun birthday.