Saturday, March 7, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Cousin Tate

Today is McKenzie's cousin Tate's 1st birthday! For those of you that do not know Tate and McKenzie were due one day a part. Tate due April 3rd and McKenzie due April 4th 2008. We did not know what either baby was going to be. Surprisingly Tate came nearly a month early! He was completely healthy and absolutely perfect! The weather last year on this day was so cold and rainy and nasty. I only remember that because Jason and I went to the hospital as soon as I got out of school on Friday, March 7th, 2008! We were having to drive so slow not only because Jason was trying to be careful because I was so pregnant but because of the weather. It seemed like it took us forever to get there. We could hardly stand the anticipation over meeting our first little nephew. Tate sure had a beautiful afternoon for his 1st birthday today!

Tate had a wonderful party today! He was surrounded by family and friends. His birthday was a monkey theme! His mom made him the cutest little monkey cake just for him to eat! Aunt Amber even found monkey tails for all the kids to clip on and wear! She is amazing! There was a CD playing of all monkey songs, cups with monkeys on them, banana leaves for decorations and even banana shaped cookies for the kids! Aunt Amber and Uncle Brian also made yummy BBQ for lunch with all the sides! It was such a special day and we are so glad that we got to go and be part of it. We cannot believe that Tate is already 1! He is such a little sweetie! I love to call him my sweet Tater! I hope you enjoy the pictures below of our super fun day at Cousin Tate's 1st Birthday Party...Monkey Style!

Tate after his cake!

Yummy cake mom!

Look at how cute his cake is! Way to go Amber!!

Sharing some cake with Daddy!

I love this stuff!

I'm ready! What is this song that everyone is singing to me?
I have never heard that song before!!

Shirt off...getting ready for cake!

These two monkeys were swingin' out the door!

Tate saying...TOUCHDOWN!!

Check out Tate's shirt and his tail!

Daddy and Tate and the balloons...a must have!

Curly tail standing in the rocking chair during presents!

Tate waving outside!


Loden and Tate

Tate loves his blocks!

Brian (Tate's Daddy)

Mommy and Tate opening presents!

Climbing around during presents

Look at this sweet 1 year old face!

Tate opening presents! I love this bow!

Our family minus Tate...he was the star in another room...
Kenzie was over pictures at this point!

McKenzie eating lunch!

Tate eating BBQ for his birthday lunch!

McKenzie playing

McKenzie and Uncle Steve

Papa T, McKenzie, Birthday Boy, and Uncle Steve

Megan, Tate, McKenzie, and Jason

Pop and Mimi with Tate (Amber's dad and step mom)

Me and Kenzie

Look at that handsome boy!


Papa T, McKenzie, Tate, and Nana

What a crazy bunch! We can never all look at the same camera!

Monkey cupcakes! Aunt Amber rocks!

Hangin' out in the the way!

McKenzie is greeting the birthday boy with some birthday pats!
Tate's grandma is holding him! (Amber's mom)

1 comment:

Tank said...

Looks like a blast! It is crazy to think how fast time flies. Thanks for always keeping the blog updated, and for the email. Love you all!