Monday, August 16, 2010

Garrett's 1st Birthday

On Friday, August 13, Garrett Steven Jackson turned 1!!
We celebrated his big day on the 14th at El Dorado Lake in Kansas where he could celebrate with his cousins, Aunts, Uncles and both Grandmas!
Grandma Jackson and Grandma VandeBerg decorated Garrett's cakes - one to share with everyone...
...and another cake just for Garrett.

Garrett wasn't sure what to do with the wrapping paper. Daddy was there to help him figure it out.Uncle Dave got Garrett his very own dinnerware, which he LOVES (despite the fact that the tractor on it is red instead of green!)
Garrett also got lots of fun toys!

His very first Jayhawk!
What's in this one???
A Green tractor!!!With all of the excitement of the day, we forgot to have a family picture taken! Here's the closest we got...
Here comes the cake!

Uh Oh!!!

Unfortunately, we've discovered that Garrett has a sensitivity to food coloring (we're guessing), because after the frosting was wiped away his face was completely blotchy-red - including a red hand print! Fortunately, the redness went away after he got out of the heat. Something to keep in mind the next time we decide to let Garrett cover his head with frosting.

After the food, the presents, and the cake, we went down to the lake to swim. Garrett was so tired he started to fall asleep in his floating tube.
After Garrett's afternoon nap, Uncle Billy Jackson took us on a boat ride. Garrett seemed to like being on the boat...
...but he wasn't too thrilled about his life jacket.
We all held on tight when Garrett took the wheel!
At the end of the day, after the last guest left and the excitement died down, Garrett fell easily asleep.

It's been an amazing first year that went by way too fast. I look forward to seeing what year 2 will bring!


Sandy said...

Great pictures! You make my work computer wallpaper be the best in the building. I am away from the main traffic, but people come over to comment on the cutest nephew in the world. I have a whole series of pictures in a folder on my desk top to share if they really want to see him grow.

Ginger said...

What a fun day! Garrett is adorable! I especially like the frosting pictures--you should make a huge collage of all of the frosting pictures, from beginning to end. I think it would be a fun piece to frame. He was really having fun with that frosting!

KimCreates said...

Sandy - did you see that Garrett also received a Megablocks Dump Truck to go along with the bag-o-blocks that you guys got him?? Lots of building materials to occupy our little engineer's time!

Rinckey's said...

Happy Belated Bday Garrett! I'm not sure how I forgot that special day considering it's a special day here at our house too! I think he REALLY enjoyed that cake! :)
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