Party Party

February 8, 2015

It was a weekend filled with highs (Cullen’s 1st Birthday Party celebration) and lows (2 visits to the hospital with 2 sick boys). Yes, the night before Cullen’s party Keane woke with a fever and cough. We tried to get him to the doctor before all of guests started to arrive but sadly the office was closed. So the little guy soldiered on cos he desperately wanted to be part of all the birthday fun. As soon as the party was over it was straight to Urgent Care where we discover he had a double ear infection and a dash of croup. And just for an extra shot of bad luck, that night Cullen woke with a fever and cough so Sunday morning it was back to Urgent Care. Thankfully Cullen did not have croup or an ear infection, what he had was a respiratory infection that we caught early and as a result treatment started working within a few hours. Needless to say, I am completely exhausted, but the boys are doing much better and despite all of the medical drama, Cullen had a blast at his 1st Birthday Party.  I have to give a shout-out to all of our guests, who were so understanding when Paul and I had to alternate disappearing randomly during the party to tend to Keane. Y’all are rockstars.

But here are the photos celebrating Cullen’s animal themed 1st Birthday.

I love how Cullen’s cake turned out, ah-dorable.

Our birthday boy is entranced by Parkers hammering skills.

Some of the fabulous people that came to help celebrate Cullen. The gorgeous Emma, who obviously gets her looks from her mom, Angie and my poor sick little Keane.

Ahh the ladies. Some of the best friends a girl can have in her corner. And 2 handsome boys, Cannon and Harvey.

The littlest party animal, baby Sawyer.

Wide-eyed Reed taking on the walker.

Bryson was obsessed with our fish tank and tried to use fake fish to befriend the real fish.

The brothers team up for a musical duet.

Harvey has his eye on those balloons.

Cake time. Thank you to my friend Jennifer for grabbing a couple of shots of Cullen’s candle blowing moment.

Cullen was so confused by all of the attention.

Until Keane showed him how to attack a cake with your fingers.

Then he was off and happily enjoying his first taste of sugar.


Keane helping Cullen take care of business.

Now this is trouble. The football boys show up post-workout ready for cupcakes.

An unmanned cake and Cannon sees his opportunity to sneak a taste.

Cullen test drives one of his birthday gifts. Thanks Ali and Gavin.

San Francisco 49ers player Lawrence Okoye and his fabulous wife Phillipa with the Birthday Boy.

Big boys playing with baby toys.

Harvey and Cullen trying to figure out the elephant toy.

Now where did that ball go?

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