He thought that was pretty cool!
Then we had to take our 12 month pictures. Oh I remember propping him up on that chair when he was just one month and now I had to take the pictures quick because he is a busy little guy now!
Then today was Logan's 1st birthday party. It was a busy day but so much fun! We had it at the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, IL. If you have never been there and are near that area I highly recommend it. We were going to do a monkey themed party so I thought it would be cute to have it at a zoo so I just googled and found it. It is a small zoo but was so cute! They have barn yard animals and IL native animals and during the winter have a festival of lights show.
The party started with the cute invitations my cousin Jen made. She is so awesome! Check out her shop at The Polka Dot Posie for all the cute stuff she and my aunt make!
Then came the decorating.
Here are the centerpieces. I used my cricut to make the bananas and monkeys and my cousin made the tags for the center that said "It's Logan's 1st Birthday; Let's Go Bananas"
Here is the cake table. You can see they even had the party room decorated with Christmas decorations too.
The monkey cake Mommy made.
This is before the mess
There was even a visit from some animals. First a turtle.
Then a hedgehog. This picture makes me laugh because it looks like Logan just touched his prickly fur but this was actually us getting ready to gently touch him.
But Logan's favorite was the last animal: Petey the Rabbit.
Then all the kids left with their treat bags which had some stickers, animal crackers, a monkey ornament and the barrel of monkeys game of course. Tags courtesy of The Polka Dot Posie!
What a cool place.
Today was so fun to celebrate with family and friends! And for Bill and I today was just as special as yesterday the 21st because the 22nd was when we saw Logan for the first time. I am getting teary right thinking of that moment when we laid our eyes on the most beautiful sight we have ever seen. And I looked at him and said "He is just perfect". Happy Birthday Sweet Logan. Mommy and Daddy love you so much and we look forward to the adventures your second year will bring.