The Macs

Monday, January 10, 2011

levi's first birthday

At this point my sweet little birthday boy was done.
Birthdays are exhausting!

Our friend Ian (on the right) took pictures for us. It was so nice to just enjoy these special moments with Levi and know that he was capturing them for us. He did such a great job! Ian loves photography and is trying to do more and more of it. You can check out some of his work over at Breezy Acres Farm. Thanks Ian!


Blogger Jennifer Dawn said...

Precious! You did a great job. Having the paper down on the table for the kids to color is such a good idea. :)

January 10, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Jessica K. said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family on such a special day! It's always nice to know gifted people! I do think you are gifted as well with the camera!!

January 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger vintage girl at heart said...

what a handsome doll he is!!
so happy that you shared his Birthday with us!!
as always you made it so colorful and fun!!
did you do most of the paper art yourself??
and i must ask where you got the mustaches and glasses from??
too cute!!
Happy Birthday Sweet Levi!!!

(my word verification is blessess!))

January 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger E said...

What a cute party! I love the colors! Levi is such a sweetheart, glad he had a good day!

January 10, 2011 at 7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful birthday party! I love all the decorations, I wish I had an ounce of that creativity! I found myself tearing up as I looked at the pictures, what a special 1st birthday party for your little guy!

~Krista in Florida
aka babykatesmom

January 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Looks like a wonderful party. Love all the beautiful pictures...and your dress is adorable. Happy Birthday to sweet Levi! What a precious blessing...

January 10, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger The Veers said...

so, so darling jess!!!!

January 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

SO cute!!!! :)

January 10, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Regina said...

What a darling party, you did such a great job. Looks like it was so much fun! He is so so cute!

January 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Delightful! What a busy day! No wonder Levi was exhausted at the end of it! Sure was a happy one!

January 10, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Mama in the City said...

I love colored themes for birthday parties! Great choice. We did blue and green for our boys 2nd and had everyone where their favorite shade of the two colors. Worked out so well and the photos looked fantastic. Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy! He is so loved!

January 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday dear Levi! I love all the things you did for his big day. I love the color theme and all the neat ideas you had!

January 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Gabby Malcuit said...

What a great party. That's great that you had someone who could come and take photos, so that you could just enjoy the party.

January 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

All of the party details were adorable! And of course, so was your little man. :) You have such a knack for party planning.

January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

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January 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

This is so awesome! I love how its not themed (commercially)! You are so creative!

January 10, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Looks like a VERY fun party! Loved the "toys" for adults! Very clever...Thanks for sharing such a happy day!

January 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

you know how to plan a party! your outfit is so cute...where's it from? the party reminds me of my baby shower (Wilder pregnancy) as it was oranges and greys, too. the moustaches and funny glasses are so great.
peeps might start hiring you to party plan if you keep posting pics like this.

January 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

oh, and happy birthday levi! you are too cute and you need to marry story!

January 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Wanting What I Have said...

Happy Birthday Levi!!! You are a precious gift!

And what a party!!! Whew! That was beautiful, so creative, so fun! You are so talented!!!

January 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Jaclyn said...

what a precious, precious party! I love all the details!
I am planning my son's 2nd birthday party right now, and I had been thinking of ordering some fun paper straws. After seeing Levi's cute party straws I placed my order this morning :)

January 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger lauren haddox said...

jess, you did a GREAT JOB!!! ok, did you make the birthday hat??? where did you get or how did you make it? :) i'm gonna need one! all the details were perfect and what a HUGE blessing to have someone take the pics. he did a FAB job! and it looked like little levi enjoyed his cake! :) oh, i just love it!!!

January 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Happy birthday Levi!!
I love your blog. I have never gone through anything as hard as loving a child (I am an unmarried college student)...but I love reading your blog and feeling your strength, confidence, and hope. Thank you.

January 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger nichole said...

These pics are great! What an amazing job you did on the party! So happy your family was able to share such a special and blessed day together! Happy birthday Levi!

January 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

He is so precious:). I loved that picture of him looking in that huge bag with you, with his hand grabbing so hard on your shirt. Sweet. Baby boys...
Happy Birthday Mr. Levi!

January 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

That is just DARLING. Jess, you are so creative! You make everything around you just full of The Happy. (And PS: Happy Birthday, dear Levi!)

January 10, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

What a wonderful milestone! Great pictures! I think I'll have someone take pictures at my baby's 1st birthday, it was too stressful with the other 2 and I missed out on the enjoyment part!

January 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

He is adorable! Happy 1st birthday!

January 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

love the party pictures..looks like lots of fun..Ian did a great job capturing the day!! Congrats to Levi!!

January 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a cute party!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pennant banner in the background and the circle garland--did you make those??? Love them :) Levi is a lucky little guy and surely very loved on his special day!

January 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

how did he get so big all of a sudden?! :)
tell him to stop growing up.
what a FUN party jess.
i can practically HEAR the noise in those pictures.
ian did an awesome job!
i love your decorating with orange!

January 11, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic party!

January 11, 2011 at 1:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of camera do you have? Those pictures are amazing!

January 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I follow (stalk) whatever you'd like to call it. However, I just had to say that I think pottery Barn should seriously hire you as a consultant! Everything you do is soooo nice!

January 11, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Tyler & Erin Johnson said...

I love the decorations!! The orange is so cute! And I feel much less like a blog stalker now that I've seen my niece on here (Lily)!!

January 12, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

yea for such a special birthday! One year old! Yea Levi! Great pictures by Ian! Kelly

January 13, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all of your decorations - it looks like it was a fantastic party.

We have that Radio Flyer scooter. We love love it. My daughter is 5 and she still zooms around the house on it.

January 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Dawn said...

This is such a cute party. My husband and I just found out we are having a boy. I am doing a post on Monday called, "Bring on the Boy". I would love to feature this if you wouldn't mine.

May 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

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