Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My lst Birthday Party! By JJ

My Mommy made most of the decorations by hand! A special thanks to Nana T and Melissa for their help!
Grandma D designed and ordered the cakes!
Grandma D thought that I deserved my own personal cake!

Can you guess what the party theme was?

The Sports theme was my Daddy's idea and my Mommy ran(far) with it!

My Grandma and Grandpa's backyard was perfect for the occasion and so was the weather!

Mommy wanted to make it clear that I am their Most Valuable Player of the year!

Let the party begin! My Daddy convinced me to put on a hat after he did it!

I enjoyed taking pictures and being held...all day!

My Mom knows that she can get my attention with a ball....maybe I will be an Athlete.

It was so much going on that I could not keep focused on the camera:)

From laps
to Arms!
Great Uncle Dennis does not want to let me go....
or maybe he just always wants me to go to sleep!
All the toys were so fun to play with!

The best idea was that my Mommy made a pool of balls for me. Thanks Mrs Aldriena, for the great idea! I stayed in and out of it for 3 whole hours:)

I had to stop and just admire all the family and friends that came out to celebrate with me!

Everybody had a great time just relaxing and talking....about me!

Tyson was the youngest guest in the house or backyard....3 months old!

Grandpa Jim did such a great job grilling hamburgers, sausages, and fish!
Daddy gave a wonderful prayer in honor of my 1st Birthday!
It was beautiful seeing all my family join hands.

I think that Nana T is very grateful for me in her life!
Everybody ate and talked
talked and ate
ate and talked
until they could not eat anymore!
They said the food was good!

Thank you Nana T, Grandma D, and Mommy for preparing the delicious food!
It was time for our 1 and only game!

It was funny seeing Daddy make them work hard to hit the basketball!

My family sang both versions of the Happy Birthday song(traditional and Steve Wonder) and then it was time...
to eat the cake!
I was not really sure about this cake eating thing!
Nope...............SUGAR is not good for you! My parents did not argue with me.
Opening my Gifts put me in a better mood:)

My first gift I open was my favorite! Great Aunt Kit you win! Thanks.

I was pretty distracted to open the other gifts because I was so focused on the 1st!
Daddy ended up opening the rest.
I looked up every time it was a toy!
Was not so interested in anything else. Everybody else was amazed by the others, especially the homemade blanket Miss Stephanie made for me!
My Parents were very grateful for the clothes, since I am growing so so fast!

More books for my parents to read to me at bedtime.
You can't go wrong with giftcards!
I enjoyed and I am thankful for all my gifts...especially my toys.
If I am not playing with them, I am eating them:)
I played with my toys until Mommy and Daddy said it was bedtime.
Oh yeah! I cant forget to mention the incredible DVD slide show my Grandma Donna put together of my 1st year. It seemed like everybody enjoyed watching me grow into the 1 year old I am today:)
What topped off the weekend is that I got to be apart of my Nana's 52nd Birthday celebration..at one of her favorite Vietnamese Restaurant!
These are all my Maternal Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles! The only one that is missing is my Uncle John J.
What a great weekend and great 1st year! Thank you for being great friends and family to my parents and me as I rolled, scooted, and crawled through my 1st year!


Anonymous said...

Dearest Joshua James Bell,
As I looked at all of the Beautiful pictures of your first birthday party, I literally was at AWE! So many different emotions begin to flood my heart. Sir JJ, you really are a Miracle Baby, chosen by God to spread that JOY, that you always seem to display. (In person,pictures & videos) God has put so many people in your life who love you SO VERY MUCH.. and are SO THANKFUL that you are here!(INCLUDING Grandpa John and I)Especially, your Beautiful parents Jonnique and Wes,So Loving and Attentive. I saw your Beautiful Grandparents,Cousins,Aunts&Uncles(And Greats) even your abundant presents. But what touched my heart the most... was all the LOVE I saw (And felt in my heart) OVERWHELMING LOVE. Joshua,one day when your are old enough to read/understand this, ALWAYS carry this LOVE in your heart... It will sustain you.
Grandpa John and Frances

Anonymous said...

Hello, Happy Birthday To JJ

Love, Janet

Anonymous said...

AWW I thought his bday is the 22nd or so? and wheres ur fb page? ur blog usually gives me the link. I know time flies right...Jari will be one on the 9th of aug!

Anonymous said...

Baby...you did such a good job on the blog. It is so special that you keep that. I appreciate and enjoy it and I am sure JJ will one day too. I love you so much and will miss you tonight.


Your Man

Anonymous said...

I loved the evite pic. I look at it everyday! Taejohn, Imani and JJ i wish i had Mariya's kids too. My Cousins are beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the BLOG....I smiled....I laughed...I got a little "teary." You really are gifted at putting them together... of course you had a great subject (JJ!) Thank you for doing that blog. It is wonderful, my dauther! Lv, Mom1 :)(Grandma Donna)

Anonymous said...

Jj, you have grown so much in a year. I truly enjoyed seeing you interact with everyone. I also enjoyed you playing with your 3 girls cousins at the park. You are such a joy to sooooo many families and I thank God for you being a healthy baby boy~ Love Nana T