Monday, February 27, 2012

Birthday Celebration

Jasiu is the happiest one year old I know. This child always has the biggest wide mouthed smile on and  now with 5 pearly whites showing. It is the cutest thing to see  and as with most things, pictures don’t do it justice.  The party was on his actual birthday so it was really nice to be celebrating such a big milestone with the closest people to us.

We started the day with a special delivery from Sweet Dreams Cakes chosen by Icing Smiles with the greatest cake I could have ever imagined. It was three tiers topped with a crown for our special birthday prince. It was a beautiful beautiful cake and very well deserved for our little warrior prince. As you can see from the picture it was as tall as he was when sitting down and easily weighed twice as Jasiu.  It matched the theme perfectly and above all tasted amazing. It was truly delicious and we got so many compliments on it for both the design and taste.  It was also accompanied by cupcakes for our littlest guests and a smash cake just for our little prince. Jasiu loved the cake too, the first thing he wanted to do was stick his hands into the main cake, however because it was with fondant, he didn’t do much damage to it before the party, Emily on the other hand picked off a few decorations before the party even started.

Should I..or shouldn't I...


Our little birthday prince went down for an afternoon nap and woke up perfectly as the first guests started to arrive. Since people started to gather little by little he had an ok time adjusting to the pretty big crowd that eventually turned to the full party of 40 adults and about 18 kids. The clowns arrived just as the dinner started and that worked out perfectly as well since I requested that the clowns tell kids to eat the dinner first before we begin playing, and you know what? They listened to the clowns and not the adults and ate their dinner, very quickly might I add.  In the meantime the clowns set up all their games and activities. The kids were soooo excited. Jasiu didn’t mind the clown at first,  but when 18 kids started jumping and running around and the music blasting in the basement he lost his little marbles and was just too overwhelmed and screamed so we took him upstairs. Most of the kids enjoyed the clowns and playing games and seemed really happy. Maybe next year he will enjoy it more. The best part about the clowns is that it kept the kids from tearing up the rest of the house occupied for 2 hours. They also did balloons and face painting and the kids enjoyed that too.

That's it.. I've had enough

Mommy to the rescue

Play time with Clowns.. we had a lot of mummies in the room :)

After clown time it was cake time and guess who showed up! Mickey Mouse brought Jasiu his cake! (It was one of the clowns that changed while the other one kept the kids occupied.)  I had no idea this would be happening and it was a nice surprise. Some of the older kids doubted whether it was a real Mickey or not but we convinced them it was.  We blew out the candle once, than Emily had to blow out the candle again, and then the other kids had to get their chance… The kids in our family love birthday candles enough so that a quarter of the candle was burned out. Also worth mentioning, Jasiu did not enjoy Mickey as much as the other kids, I was a little sad, but he’s one and probably instead of Mickey saw a giant headed monster trying to take him from mommy’s arms, not cool, and he screamed again and had to be removed from the situation. We did manage to sneak Jasiu into a few Mickey pictures but you can totally see the look on his face that he's not liking it.

Our one decent picture with Mickey

All smiles back now that Mickey is out of here...

After cake time was bed time for our Jasiu. He was EXHAUSTED. He took his bottle and passed out. Even in a house full of loud people and screaming kids he fell asleep and stayed that way for the most part. One of the grandma’s jobs was to watch the baby monitor because there would be no way to hear him if he woke up in the noise downstairs. He only woke up once and once I rocked him to sleep he was out for good. Around 9pm people started trickling out and the last guest left  fell asleep on the couch at 2 am. Yep, a good ‘ol Polish B-day party.

We didn’t open presents until the next day because 1. Jasiu is still little and didn’t push for it like an older child would and 2. I was also EXHAUSTED.  Emily had a lot of fun opening the presents and Jasiu helped. As we do things now with two kids, I keep thinking how boring it must have been for Emily since I was the one that had to open her 1st presents and now these two little munchkins have  sooo much fun ripping open wrapping paper and throwing around tissue paper and waiting anxiously until the toys are out of the box. It seemed so much more fun now than it did two and a half years ago. The house is soo much louder now and I love it.

So Excited

My Sweet Babies

So we want to thank all the people that were present to celebrate with us and we thank those who unfortunately had to miss the party due to illness. It means so much to us that everyone understands that we don’t take too many chances with Jasiu and for those who has slight sniffles respectfully kept their hands to themselves. Everyone loves our Jasiu so much and only wants the best for him and we love that. THANK YOU ALL.  Finally thank you for all the presents. Now that the old toys are in the basement, the area that housed all of the current toys was vacant and once we opened all the  boxes it is now FULL. So much for thinking I will get my living room back.. nope, it’s still a giant play room and now we have two. Jasiu loves all of his toys but he LOVES the boxes. Emily on the other hand, loves all the stuff inside of the boxes and already claimed that Jasiu must share with her all his toys and we actually have to keep her off of some of the ride on toys for weight limitations. It’s pretty funny to  see her trying out a toy that assists a baby in walking and explaining to her that it’s for babies.

Speaking of walking… I think our Jasiu is well on his way to be doing just that. He is now cruising around the furniture at full speed and walking with holding on to only one hand very well. He is a little dare devil and lets go thinking he probably can and ends up on his bum after two shaky steps which doesn’t deter him from trying over and over again.  He is also attempting to stand up from the sitting position unassisted by furniture and it’s the cutest thing to see him try to figure out what comes up first but or hands or knees. He this thing where he’s kneeling on one knee and one knee up and just half stands there.. too cute, but I’m a little bias.  Anyways, I think within the next month we will have a walker on our hands, God be willing.  He is right on target of where his sister was at that age, she took her first independent steps on her birthday and took off from there, so that’s exactly what Jasiu is doing right now.

He is also finally eating much better, he still needs his distractions to eat, but once he gets distracted by one thing he won’t lose interest as quickly and can down a 4.5 oz  bottle in about 15 minutes. That’s a huge improvement from the hour to 1.5 it took him just a few weeks ago. His solids intake and tolerance is also much better and only pukes when he chooses to do so or if he’s sick.  But with a change in diet come other obstacles. Our current one is constipation and I’ll leave it at that. It is something I will be bringing up to our pediatrician next week at our 12 month well  baby check. (let’s hope it’s a well baby check up by that time and  he’s not fermenting something he could have picked up at the party) We don’t have another cardiology appointment until May so that’s two months away and we will have an echo at that time.  Until then we will enjoy the time with our ONE year old !!!


  1. Looks like a great party! It lasted until 2am?!? That's gotta be some sort of record for a first birthday, LOL. :)
    Happy Birthday Jasiu!! I've loved watching you grow over the last year. <3

    1. Thanks Jenny. Our birthday parties are usually family and friends affairs and people without kids are usually the ones that hang out till the wee hours. lol.