Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our Baby's Little Monkey

Little D's (our youngest grandbaby) first birthday party.
His mommy (our baby daughter) made this little monkey cake just for him!
You have got to enlarge this picture to see the ears are little chocolate donuts!
Who would have thunk it?
She did all the decorations herself.
Have you guessed that this is a monkey theme?

This was one of the center pieces for the tables.

Mommy is so creative.
She didn't go buy these decorations. She made them!
Everything was so cute.

This was the gift table before the gifts arrived.
The frame is one that has the slideshow on it and it was pictures of Little D.
She also had their laptop going with pictures in another part of the room.
There was sweet monkey music in the background.
The quilt on the table is the funky monkey quilt that
my Sweet Mother made for him when he was born.
Look at this.....Banana Punch!
Who would have thunk it?
"Paw Paw, I WANT your hat NOW!"

I am telling you my children are so much smarter than I will ever be.
Have you ever saw a cupcake that looks like a monkey like this one?
Who would have thunk it?

So cute!
And look at the kids cups?

You would have had to have been there to see this!
Mandy put his birthday hat on and he immediately started crawling as fast as he could into the kitchen. I thought to myself.....where is he going so fast?
Then we found out. He got to the oven and stood up and looked at himself (like a mirror) and smiled the biggest smile. So cute!

This was another center piece for one of the tables.

Little D loved his little monkey cake made just for him by his Mommy!

I think he had a good time today.
I just cannot believe how time gets by. I can't believe that Little D is 1 year old!


Amelia said...

Such a precious "monkey"...he can swing on a limb at your place anytime I am sure. Daughter did such a wonderful job in carrying out the theme. Those cup cakes were adorable.

So glad you took pictures and shared with us.

Pat said...

What FUN to see these photos! Your daughter did a great job with this party....and I think Little D had a terrific time!

Allie said...

Looks like a GREAT party Val - what a darling little "monkey"!!! Happy Birthday Little D!!!!!!!

Alice Grace said...

I love the way you did this blog, with "who would have thunk it!" cute! Little D was precious, and I saw him looking at himself in the oven door. It is glass and looks like a mirror to him. Mandy said he does that a lot! Very sweet and cute party!

Needled Mom said...

What an adorable theme for a birthday party and everything was so cleverly coordinated.

Happy, happy 1st to Little D.

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh my Valerie. These are so cute and adorable. Your daughter is oh so talented. I wonder where she gets that from!

I just posted about our little grandson too. He turned 1 on New Year's Eve Day. When I came over to check out your posting I got so much joy from it and SMILE A LOT. Oh how we love them so don't we?

Love you too!

Thearica said...

8 Silly Monkeys is one of my grandsons favorite books! I gave it to him for his first birthday!

Your daughter did a fantastic job decorating for the party!

Patty said...

Very Cute indeed! Love the cake! Oh the the grandchild pretty cute too! :^)

martha - caknitter said...

Little D is a cutie pie! The party theme was perfect for a little boy... so creative. It looks like everyone had a great time especially the birthday boy. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Ist birthday. D's Mum did a great job.



Michelle said...

There was definitely some creativeness going on there. I loved it all, but especially the cupcakes. How neat!

Time sure flies, doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing, and have a great day.
be blessed,

Kim said...

Aww, he is so cute. It doesn't seem like he should be a year old yet. Your daughter is so talented, what a cute birthday party!

Jacquelynne said...

Your daughter really went bananas with that party! Or maybe she just went "ape"???? Anyway, she really wasn't "monkeying" around!
OK I'm done now.... Looks like a lot of fun! Really creative!

Connie W said...

How quickly his first year passed by, oh my. He is a darling and I love his mommy's creativity. How fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

He is definitely a cutie! I have a friend who has a monkey so I've forwarded your post to her - she's gonna love those decorations. :) blessings, marlene

Diane said...

What a little cutie pie. The time does fly! They do not stay little long at all. Cute, cute, cute.

Julie said...

How cute!! I loved it all!! You are a blessed woman!!

Darla said...

I remember when he was born, man oh man, does time get by!! What an adorable birthday!!

G'G'ma said...

Such a Birthday cutie!!! Looks like he had fun too. The monkeys were a delightful theme and your daughter did a great job. She really set the bar pretty high for next years party!!!

Chase said...

This is a super party!I love the monkeys. The cupcakes is so cute!

Mandy said...

Thanks for everyones sweet comments...We had a great party and I hope that I made it extra special for Davis' 1st!!!

Nishant said...

wonderful job in carrying out the theme. Those cup cakes were adorable.

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PEA said...

Oh, Valerie, what a precious monkey themed birthday party that was! I can't get over that cake and those cupcakes...cute, cute, cute! Everything looked just perfect and little D certainly did look like he was having a fun time:-) He's adorable and yes, hard to believe he's a year old already!! xoxo