Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns ONE!

Will turned ONE on October 30, 2008. We had a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party this past Saturday to celebrate. Check out our huge caterpillar cake! It was adorable, but way bigger than I expected or ordered! Needless to say our party guest received one very big slice!

The party was a big hit! We made butterflies, played with bugs in the sand table, crawled in tunnels like caterpillars, and even had story time! Party guest received their own cocoon with a special surprise inside when they left. We also sampled some Very Hungry Caterpillar food! If you are at all familiar with the book, then you know that the Very Hungry Caterpillar eats many things, but is Still Hungry. Well, our very hungry caterpillar Will is always Still Hungry. So this theme was just right for him!

I had a blast planning the party! I know David was probably thinking this is just a bunch of nonsense for a baby who does not know what in the world is going on and will not remember this party ten years from now. But his mommy will and for that we planned BIG! I am not sure if Will's favorite part of the party was the Very Hungry Caterpillar giant balloon that his Daddy made him or the yummy birthday cake...... which ever he enjoyed his day and so did Mommy!

I was very emotional about Will turning one. This took me by surprise because I did not have these emotions when Ethan turned one. I can't believe that one year has already past, and Will is no longer my infant. I have enjoyed every midnight feeding, every smile, every coo, every diaper change, every footed outfit, every spit up cleaning, every diaper bag packing, every bottle cleaning, every moment the baby monitor has spoken to me in the middle of the night, every pumping session, every milestone reached, every bath time, every bump on the forehead, every cry, every highchair cleaning, every tiny sock lost in the dryer, and every lullaby sung at nightime in the rocking chair. Thank you God for giving me these memories. They will all be treasured because a year really does fly by way to fast!

Happy Birthday Baby Will! We love you!!!!


auDi tHis woRld said...

What a great 1st birthday theme!!

Cori said...

Kandy, what a creative birthday party idea! It sounds like you guys had fun. It's hard not to go all out for those 1st birthday parties. And your precious words reflecting on the year were so very touching. There's a lot there to celebrate -- so why not do it BIG! Happy 1st Birthday to Will!

Mindy said...

Kandy, I love all your comments!! It's so easy to get overwhelmed by the small stuff but I'm so thankful that you (and sometimes me) are able to see the big picture and realize that it doesn't last forever so we should enjoy every selfless minute!
Happy Birthday Will!
PS - Glad Conner isn't the only baby who bumps his forehead!

laurenhuss said...

You Bozeman's are SO creative! And Kandy, you almost made me cry with your sentiments about Will's first year. I can't wait until Ben and I have kids one day ( day...but no, this isn't an announcement of any kind--haha!).