We had a family party for Jude at my parent's house. Nevertheless, I felt the need to make invitations. So I did. Here it is.
Now you can't have a fish theme and not have some sort of water to play in so our friends let us borrow their big, inflatable water slide. Jude was not all that into it but Asher and Reagan had a blast!
Aunt Renae held Baby Reed, the newest addition to the Rives clan, and let him dip his toes in. He and Jude both thought the slide was little over the top.
Then we moved inside for cake. A friend of my mom's made the most adorable cakes I have ever seen. This is Jude's own personal smash cake, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
And this was the big cake. It tasted just as good as it looked!
Jude was a little reserved at first.
But we assured him he could go for it. Oh, and he did.
Mama and Daddy with their birthday boy
Mamaw and Poppy grab their photo op next. Please note Jude does not stop eating in either picture.
And these, dear readers, are a post unto themselves.
I tried to make cute little favors for the party and, as I should have expected, things did not go according to plan. These are little soaps made to look like the fish that you might when at a carnival. Looks easy to make, right? Wrong. But more on that later.
So the first birthday party went down as a big success (party favors notwithstanding.) Special thanks to Mamaw and Poppy for graciously opening up thier home and to all the Riveses who came all the way to Hamshire, TX to be a part of Jude's day. We had a blast celebrating with you all! Let's do it again next year, ok?