Sunday, September 14, 2008

Banks' Birthday Party

We celebrated Banks' First Birthday yesterday.  We had a small birthday party with family.  It was perfect.  Not a lot of fuss and very relaxed.  We topped it off with going to eat mexican afterwards with the family.  Who doesn't celebrate their birthday by going to a mexican joint?  
Let me introduce you to "Snoot Face".  It cracks me up every time I see this little cracker jack making this expression.  He's getting pretty good at doing it on command, too!  As far as the hair, well, let's just say static electricity + crazy hair anyways = what you see below!
This was Banks' smash cake.  I attempted to make a giraffe but it looks like a yellow pig.  Either way, Banks had a terrific time putting his hands in it as did all the other kids.

Here is a picture of Mom's giraffe cake that everyone else got to eat.  Much better, huh?  On top of cake, we had the mandatory ice cream with a choice of juice box or beer (football was playing on the tv and you can't watch football without a beer, right?)

Rare family shot of the four of us.

Birthday song time- that's Bryce (Kent's daughter) in the background.
MMMMMMM, that's good!

We had party hats that the kids could decorate.  I took the liberty of decorating Banks' hat but he refused to wear it.  This was a very tricky picture to take - a lot of counting and sneaky hat movement!
Present time!  Banks got some great presents.  David and I along with David's parents and grandmother are giving the boys (Hughes and Banks) a swingset.  It is our plan to have this swingset up by Hughes' party on the 4th of October.  This is David's job as I will have the boys in Auburn for the next two weekends brainwashing them to love Auburn more than Clemson.  If any reading this is so inclined to help put the swingset together, please call David.  He is going to need it!  Along with the swingset, Banks got a plush book from Wyatt that has pictures of him from this past year, his first CAT dumptruck from Conley, snack turtle from Bryce and Lucius, circus train from Anna Banks and Emma, silver cup from Virginia and Center (godparents),  money towards a travel DVD player from Mom, Dad, MaeMae & Tony.  I think I covered everything.  Banks and Hughes are enjoying all the above gifts!

Well, the party is over and I'm still recovering.  David and I vegged out on the couch last night and watched Auburn play poorly against MSU - they got the "w" but they surely didn't look good.  It made me very nervous for the next two games: LSU and Tenn.  The boys and I are leaving on Friday to go to Auburn.  From there, we heading down to the Gulf with Mom and Dad in the RV and then heading back to Auburn for the Tenn game where David is going to meet us.  


Pat Holman said...

Hello, Banks! You look like you had a fun birthday party! I'm sorry we couldn't be there to help eat your giraffe cake, but I'm glad you had other friends and family to help you celebrate being ONE YEAR OLD! Happy Birthday!

Love you,
Granna and Grandaddy

Anonymous said...

Hey Anne Wimberly! I love being able to see your precious children! It looks like Banks had a great birthday party. Frank and I will be at the Auburn game for LSU and Tenn. Maybe we can walk over and see all of you. I love keeping up with you. War Eagle! Shriver

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Jennifer said...

Looks like a great party and I love the snoot face! You did a nice job on the smash cake. This reminds me that I think your mom decorated a cake for one of my birthday parties once? I'll have to ask my mom if I'm remembering correctly :)