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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fergilicious

Jeffrey has his cake - Part 1In case you’ve ever wondered if 30+ people could fit into our humble abode, the answer is an astounding yes! Brian borrowed some chairs from the ambulance, I cleaned up the house, Jeffrey took a two hour nap; we were ready.At two o’clock everyone started showing up and it was a little bit disorganized until everyone settled in. Jeffrey has his cake - Part 2We broke out the wine and started serving drinks and food. Everyone mingled for awhile and I must say we have really fabulous friends. Everyone got along well, the kids played together, and Jeffrey was a spectacular little guy. He was in a wonderful mood, crawling through the crowd, smiling and laughing. We are truly blessed with a pleasant little guy.

After everyone settled in and we finished eating, we decided to open gifts. WOW! Our friends are really generous! Jeffrey received a number of sorting toys, a rocking horse, his first fire truck(!), some beautiful clothing , books, his first xylophone, and … a vibrating rocket ship! It seems that once a child reaches 1, they should definitely be into sorting shapes. Thanks to our guests, he is now very well equipped. He has a new dinosaur to play with and of course some new stuffed animals and handsome clothes. He's even ready to play his first video game... er, Interactive Video Learning System. Everything was a big hit and we’ve been playing with all of our new toys in the days since the party. It was amazing to watch all of the older kids play with toys designed for a one year old.Mom gets ready to party

Once the gifts were opened, it was time for cake. For Jeffrey, instead of a cupcake, I bought a “perfect” cake from Wegmans. It’s a cake designed for one person, and it's about 4" x 6" x 1.5". I figured that Jeffrey would smear some on his face and eat a bit and we would save the rest for later. I completely underestimated my child. He ate the entire cake and did not drop a single crumb. He was all about the sugar! All the other parents in attendance were amazed, to say the least, at Jeffrey’s appetite. Not to mention that he was hungry two hours later and eating stew. As an aside, he did not get sick, did not get fussy, or suffer any ill effects from the cake eating. He simply has a hollow leg.

Thank you everyone that was in attendance for Jeffrey’s one year celebration. As usual the generosity of our friends simply amazes us. We are lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives and we’re proud to have their help and advice as we raise Jeffrey.

Jeffrey on a Rocking HorsePictures will be forthcoming. Brian is extremely busy with school and knows that you are all anxiously awaiting. For those that couldn't make it, hopefully these pictures will suffice until we get a chance to get together.

Jeffrey on a Retro Rocket

6 comments:

Kurt said...

Great party, guys!

Kurt said...

You forgot to mention the significance of the title...

Kellie said...

Kurt & Steph show us the pics and I was AMAZED at the amount of cake Jeffrey put away. Glad the party was great :)

meme sharrow said...

looks like the party was a success.jeff always seems to have a big smile on his face. hope to seeyou soon so we can have xmas and a party of sorts for jeffery.

Anonymous said...

I wiah that I could have been there to help you celebrate. I still can't get over how big Jeffrey is and how much he continues to grow.
Glad everything went well. Happy First and with many more to come!

Jen B

Sue Fisk said...

We still talk about the Great Cake Baby 'round these parts. He will go down in history, for sure.
Never seen anything like it in my life!