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Wishing you "Many Happy Stitches".

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let Him Wear Cake!

Hi Everyone!
August 2, 2011 was one of the most special days
in our lives and Saturday we celebrated that wonderful
day with a birthday party for Avery.
  Hollis spent hours planning for his first birthday and she
and Paul hosted a fabulous party.  He was the perfect little one 
(of course).  Never shed a tear the entire time.  I thought
he might be a little intimidated by all of the people and other
children, but he wasn't.  I have hundreds of pictures, but
I'm going to restrain myself and just share a few.
Thank you everyone for allowing me to share our
precious grandson with you this past year.  Sometimes
Grandmothers get a little obnoxious, and I am certainly
guilty of that.  Just cannot help myself!
Let him wear cake!
Had to bathe away the cake!
 ~~~Happy family~~~
 ~~~Proud grandparents~~~
~~~Proud daddy's masterpiece "owl" cake~~~
 ~~~What was left after Avery attacked it~~~
 Rice crispy treat owls that
Hollis and I did. They were a hit. 
This was her design.  So cute.  The nose and feet were
made out of the old fashion peanut candies that we
flattened with a rolling pin and cut into triangles.
This was just a fluke.  I couldn't find candy corn to
use and was desperate, when I came upon these
at the drug store.  So much better than candy corn
would have been.  These were iced with chocolate
frosting and the wings were royal icing. 
When he got his first glimpse of a bunch of people.
Look at me with my sweet bib.  Grammie made this
for his first birthday.  Needless to say we changed it
when it was cake time.
A wonderful time was had by all.  A special celebration
for a the sweetest little boy ever.
Proud Grammie here,


  1. Glad to see that Avery had such a fun first birthday! We celebrated our grandson's 4th birthday on Saturday as well, and I don't know where those years went! he's growing up so fast! Thanks so much for sharing all the photos...Avery is adorable...but you already know that! isn't being a gramma just the best?

  2. Thank you so much and yes it is the best. I never could have dreamed how special it would be.

  3. Avery looks like he enjoyed his birthday! He is very lucky to be surrounded by so many that care for him - I wish him health, wealth and happiness for many years to come.

  4. aww so cuteeee.. looks like Avery had a fun birthday..yummy cake..
    sending lots of love and big hugs xxx

  5. awwww hope he had a fab time and gorgeous cake before it got trashed ..lol
    and cute little biscuits too :0
    lovely photos of the birthday boy :)
    love mouse xxxx

  6. Happy Birthday Avery!! He is adorable....I love the rice krispie treats, they are so cute!!!

  7. I love the bib you made Avery!!!

  8. It looks like Avery had a great Birthday.
    The cake and Owl treats are cute, the bib also.
    Great pics, thanks for shring them with us.

  9. What an adorable little boy!!!

  10. He certainly is precious! I never tire of hearing about your grandson...really a year already?

  11. Happy Birthday Avery! He is such an adorable little one and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your pics of his special day. Loved the cake!

  12. You are all so sweet to write to me about Avery. You know I never get tired of talking about him.
    Can you believe he is a year old. This year has flown by. Thanks for letting me be an obnoxious grammie.