Sean Bradley Hettervik. You are now a one year old. I can hardly type this in disbelief. The year has gone by too fast. Double the kids means double the speed that first year goes by. Breaks my heart and makes me proud all at the same time. My son, you have the ability to look into someones eyes and give the impression that you can see right through them. You are very inquisitive and curious who marches to the beat of your own drum. You love your older sister who toughens you up daily. You are very easy going and don’t complain much, but at the same time have no problem vocalizing your opinion. Currently you prefer mama over anyone else which pleases me more than it probably should. You don’t give out your special smiles to just anyone. We have to earn those sweet smiles, and when we do it lightens up a room and makes all the ladies swoon. I love you my dear little man and look forward to a lifetime of love and fun!
24The LORD bless you and keep you; 25the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-26
We hosted Sean’s party at RINCONADA WADING POOL in Palo Alto. The weather was perfect for a summer pool party. Set up was a little crazy, but once everything was on the table and my photos were snapped, the party became a good start to our summer. I went with a beach ball color pallet and kind of merged a beach and pool party theme together. Smash cake was a tin can cake with graham cracker for sand (trying to make it look like a sand bucket sand castle). I made my cupcake umbrellas, I water colored white paper bags for the sack lunches I packed for the kids (which the parents loved), and wrapped up subs for the adults. I did pencil erasure dot art on wax paper pastry bags for the goody bags which consisted of a mini beach ball, sailor hat, sunscreen stick, and other age appropriate fillers for the kids. I was able to some how go under budget by doing a lot of diy and using items from past parties. I am VERY pleased at the outcome and I hope to share more details on my blog on some of my diy projects.