Colt’s 1st Birthday Party!

Although we’re not living in the US, normally on the 4th of July Michael & I get together with other expat friends and celebrate America! This year, however, on July 4th we were all totally focused on Brazil’s World Cup game. Therefore, we decided to celebrate the 4th of July on Sunday (July 6th) when we celebrated Colt’s birthday – just 1 day before his actual, July 7 birthday, with a patriotic picnic in the park. Although we’re in the dead of winter, the weather was absolutely gorgeous – high 79 and sunny! It was a perfect day to be outside, hanging out and playing games with friends.

I made the tassel-streamers and was bummed when the park "guards" told us that we weren't able to hang anything from the trees, but we improvised by tying them up to the strollers - thanks to Brett for the genius idea!  

I made the tassel-streamers & was bummed when the “guards” told us we weren’t able to hang them from the trees, but we improvised by tying them up to the strollers – thanks to Brett for the genius idea!

I found Colt's adorable birthday hat on Etsy.

I found Colt’s adorable birthday hat on Etsy.

Michael and I made sandwiches, pulled pork, chicken salad, fruit salad and cookies.

Michael and I made sandwiches, pulled pork, chicken salad, fruit salad and cookies.

Joe Harper made amazing roasted pepper hummus with fresh cut veggies and Paige made the beautiful cupcakes!

Joe made amazing hummus with fresh cut veggies and Paige made the beautiful cupcakes!

Fernando & Bruna with Michael & Colt.

Fernando & Bruna with Michael & Colt.

Colt walking with Brett.

Colt walking with Brett.

I know this one is sad but I still love it. :)

I know this one is sad but I love it. 🙂

Trent & Paige brought their awesome cornhole set!

Trent & Paige brought their awesome cornhole set!

Moms & babies.

Moms & babies.

That face...

That face…

Playing with Mom's hair.

Playing with Mom’s hair.

It's not easy turning 1!

It’s not easy turning 1!

Sweet Campbell & Brett.

Sweet Campbell & Brett.

Showing off his walking skills.

Showing off his walking skills.

By walking to Mailey!

Walking to Mailey!

Oh look, a bow!

What a nice bow you have there Mailey.

Leaves are fun.

Leaves are fun.

A perfect day...

A perfect day…

Harper fam!

Harper fam!

Love my boys.

Love my boys.

Cupcake time!

Cupcake time!

Happy Birthday To You...!

Happy Birthday To You…!

Colt takes this very seriously.

Colt takes all of this very seriously.

Blow out the candle!

Make a wish!

Yum!

Yum!

He likes it.

Who is having more fun here? Colt or us?

And again!

And again!

Love it.

Love it.

Eventually Colt sat down to focus on really enjoying that cupcake.

Eventually Colt sat down to really focus on enjoying that cupcake.

All the girls! Suzanna, Jana, Colby, me, Jane, Brett & Campbell, Paige & Mailey!

All the girls! Suzanna, Jana, Colby, me, Jane, Brett & Campbell, Paige & Mailey!

Colt with his arm around Mailey, just sitting under the tree, pretending their names are Neto & Re...

Colt with his arm around Mailey, just sitting under the tree, pretending their names are Neto & Re…

Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate our little guy. Such a perfect day!!

2 thoughts on “Colt’s 1st Birthday Party!

  1. AH! The decorations! The birthday hat! Colt’s outfit! The WALKING pics. Too.much.cuteness. The family photos y’all got are great. Looks like such a fun and special birthday!

  2. Pingback: São Paulo – “Winter” 2015 | Jeans & A T-Shirt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s