Morsels of Joy: So Many Blessings!

My sweet baby boy just celebrated his First Birthday! I’m so grateful to be his momma, and even though he won’t remember this birthday party, we have the best pictures to show him when he’s older!

Cason Opening a Birthday Card from His Auntie

Morsels of Joy: So Many Blessings!

I have to admit that Friday night I found myself crying to sleep and trying to hide my sniffles from my husband. I was laying there thinking that a year ago God blessed our family with this precious little boy!

It took me a while to get use to the idea that I was pregnant and even more that I would soon be a mother. I was never a baby person, never really babysat, and didn’t have younger siblings or cousins. So the whole changing a diaper idea was foreign to me, in fact, I actually had never changed a diaper. But as soon as I held that precious 9lb. 2oz. baby in my arms I was in love. (and … great… crying again) It is amazing to me how much Joy you can have from one small little baby. Your trying to figure them out and they are trying to figure you out as well as the rest of the world. But LOVE is born out of all the chaos, crazy nights, crying, and projectile spit ups. You are attached to them and they are attached to you. (sometimes literally :))

The first year for me as a new mother has been a whirlwind. I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing when we first came home from the hospital. But God gave me the grace and wisdom to learn how He wants me to mother and take care of this little baby that He had entrusted to us. It has been a blast to see Cason’s personality come out. He truly does enjoy life. He is a bundle of giggles and smiles and has a very even keel temperament. My heart and prayer for this precious little boy is that he grows up to become a man who loves the Lord, fights for what he believes in, a man of character, protects those who need protecting, and loves with everything in him.

Ok, now… I descend from my “mommy box” and wanted to show you some of the pics from his 1st Birthday Party. 🙂

My Son’s First Birthday Party

Here is the awesome birthday banner I made. (I am not crafty… so I was fairly impressed with results.)

The Birthday Banner I Made and Hung Up in the Living Room for Cason

Decorations for the Food Table.

The Dining Table Decorations for Cason's Birthday Party

A chalkboard message that my crafty friend wrote to place on the table. (I think I’m going to use this for his 1 year pictures too! 🙂

A Special Drawing on the Chalkboard for Cason's Birthday

We had 2 clothes lines full of pictures throughout his 1st year. Here is a close up of one end of the clothes line, the crazy thing is the picture of the far left is my husband. (he and Cason look so much alike)

A Clothesline Display with Baby Photos of Cason

The cupcake table… yum! The cupcake of choice was Black Forest Cupcake (with Raspberry filling).

Mustache Cupcakes for Cason's First Birthday Celebration

Cason getting his party stache put on by grandma.

Baby Cason with a Mustache Drawn on his Face

One of our famous guests, Charlie Chapman, aka Grandma! 🙂

Cason's Grandma Smiling with a Fake Mustache on her Face

After his stache got put on he immediately wanted to start playing with his cousins. This kid is so fast it is one of the few pictures I have of him in his shirt and tie before he got cake all over the place.

Cason Playing with Some of His New Toys

Opening a huge card from one of his Aunt’s.

Cason Opening a Birthday Card from His Auntie

He received TONS of new toys, this is just one of the many. His new truck!

Cason Playing with the New Toy Truck He Got

Another awesome toy from his Uncle that he just had to stand up to open.

Cason Opening a Big Present on His Birthday

Our family picture on Cason’s 1st Birthday!

A Portrait of My Family, With Me Wearing a Fake Mustache

All in all we had a blast at our sons 1st Birthday Party and will remember all the friends and family who came to celebrate with us on his special day. We truly are so blessed to have some many people that care for us and support us on our parenting adventures and EXTREMELY blessed to have such an wonderful son! So many blessings!

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6 Responses
  1. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    9lbs 2oz, Krista! I thought my my biggest son (8lbs 9oz) was big! Cason’s so dang cute…I just wanna squeeze his cheeks! Looks like it was a fun party for everyone! All the decor turned out awesome! What a party planner you are!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      I know!! AND… I did it without drugs! Crazy thing was I only gained 13 lbs. during my pregnancy and he was still that big. I love squeezing and kissing those cheeks. 🙂 I love party planning!!! I use to do alot of it at my last job, but not so much of the decor stuff so that means a lot!! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, he’s so adorable. Happy 1st birthday to little Cason and enjoy this time…it goes by much too quickly!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      Thank you so much Cindy! I hoping time slows down so I can rock him to sleep and cuddle with him as much as I can before he’s too big. 🙁

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