Sunday, February 24, 2013

Our Little Monster is 1!!!!

Yesterday was our "Lil Monster" Party, and I couldn't have asked for it to be any more perfect. Everyone enjoyed themselves, including adults. I feel like all the hard work paid off, every time I saw that smile on Karson's face.  We started the day with "a plan" that didn't go according to... of course!!  I was busy decorating and running around getting our last minute chores done (with lots of help from some good friends) while Jamie and our little friend Hannah were in charge of wearing him out and putting him down for a nap by 10:30am, hoping for a good 2 hour nap. 45 minutes later, he was ready to party, but just a little on the cranky side;)  He quickly snapped out of it and ran around greeting guests and eating food;)

 I know I sound like a broken record, but they grow SO fast! I can't believe my little guy will be one in a few days. I kept it together, except a few teary eyed moments, when I would get caught up in "last year at this time we were waiting to meet the little guy, and how he has made our lives so much better." Watching him run around and have fun with his little friends was another teary moment. So enough of that...

Here are some pictures from his party, hope you enjoy;)

Karson trying on his monster mask a few days before the event;)

Our photographer does AMAZING work.

His invitations
We had the time as 1:09 pm, the time he was born.

Our photo book that we had all the guests sign

This is our favorite book, so I had this put on the back of the photo book/guestbook

All kid's got to adopt a monster and name them;)

The centerpieces for the tables 

The kids got lots of monster suckers!!

And monster duckies

The kids table was covered in paper so they could color, use monster stickers, and just have fun;)

We had cookies, cupcakes, and Karson had his own little cake.

The food turned out PERFECT, thank you to Mohaska Farmhouse!

Everything had googly eyes galore!!!

We offered monster cookies and cupcakes

Monster cupcakes

We had several of Karson's baby cousins and friends join and wanted them to eat, so we offered bananas and apples of course!!

The BEST monster sandwiches EVER!!

Our fruit monster that I think two of the Johnson men enjoyed;)

Karson's cake, he loved playing with the icing.

After a fun filled day of cake, meatballs, playing, and TONS of gifts, Nana and Papa took him home for a two hour much needed nap, while mom and dad helped pack up the party.  Kids and Adults left, hopefully with bellies full, and all kinds of party favors (monster duckies, suckers, lil monsters, and stickers). One thing I did learn, kid parties can be out of control, and I needed a nap!!;)

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated Karson's first birthday, and thank you Mohaska Farmhouse for the AMAZING food and service! We HIGHLY recommend them. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves, and we are so blessed to have such a HUGE family that loves our little boy as much as we do.

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