Sunday, February 21, 2010

The 2010 CharLympics

Charlie turned one on Saturday! Since we've been glued to the Vancouver Winter Olympics every night, we celebrated our little guy with some Olympics of our own. It was so special to have Rob's family with us from Geneva, IL; our dear friends, Jeff, Paige and Jackson came over too. We sang Happy Birthday to Charlie at 5:40pm, marking the moment he came into our world last February 20th. One minute he wasn't here and the next he was. What a difference a minute can make! After chicken chili and hot dogs, we lit Charlie's candle (Madeline helped blow it out) and set him loose on his mini cake. He attacked it with gusto, not so much eating it as squeezing it between his fingers and mashing it into his hair.

Afterward, the 2010 CharLympics officially began. Each person at the party represented a different country; Charlie was the good 'ol USA. The kids curled, sliding frisbees across the kitchen floor, and luged, careening around the first floor in laundry baskets. We loved watching Charlie put all his discarded wrapping paper in a big cardboard box, then pull it out, then put it back in, the pull it back out....(you get the picture). Naturally, there was a medal ceremony before everyone scattered for bedtime.
Happy birthday, Charlie! We love you!


6 comments:

Mollie said...

Did you make that Cake, Megs? Beautiful!
Looks like the best party ever - wish I could've been there!!!!!!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! I love the CharLympics! That's fantastic. I hope there weren't any injuries...

The Brown Family said...

What a great party theme! Love all the photos. The first birthday celebrations are always so fun. Happy 1st, Charlie!

Jason said...

How creative! Love it! Hope the USA (and birthday boy) came out on top! :)

Chelsea said...

What a great mom you are designing all the fun activities for the kids. The perfect celebration. Love the monogrammed cake. How Southern!

It was so fun catching up today. Hope to chat again soon!

The Stucks said...

I grinned,ahh-ed,laughed till tears came to my eyes while reading your last three posts! Three rounds of stomach flu have kept me busy for the last few weeks so I especially appreciated your musings on vomit...moms are not immune to nausea even though we soldier on everyday for these precious ones we love!!