Christian had known for months what type of cake he wanted, a Florida Gator logo made out of M&M candies. The explanation of the M&M part will have to come in another post. It is very blog worthy :) Rusti had chosen a cake, too, a black and hot pink topsy turvy cake. Two very different cakes for two very different personalities! Good Lord! How in the world would we mesh these two styles into one party!?
Christian's Florida Gator Cake ~ Complete with "Pooh" candle :)
As we were getting closer to the time of their party I took Christian, Rusti, and her friend Callyn over to Jekyll Island to take some pictures for their birthday party. I had bought some picture frames with mats in them for all their guests to sign as they entered the party. I thought it would be a nice keepsake for them and I would print some of the pictures we were taking so they could have a recent picture for those frames. We had an absolute blast taking pictures!
This is my favorite one of the two of them together :)
Gorgeous! I know ;)
We also went down to driftwood beach and took some since they both love the beach! Another beautiful location for some awesome picture taking! My favorite :) Here are a few of my favorites from driftwood beach :)
The day of the party was full, beginning to end, of so many memories made! I decided to go through my pictures and post just a little something about each one. So here goes...
Here is my birthday boy next to the limo we rented for him and his friends.
From left to right: JaMarcus Key, Christian, Aaron Waters, Dustin Summers, & Lucas Smiley.
These boys are Christian's very best friends...
I LOVE EM ALL! :)
Here is "Happy Birthday" singing time...they both look thrilled! Right?
Blowing out those candles!!
Left to Right: Kyle Westberry, Christian, & Tyler Eason
This is what those stinkin boys did most of the night! Can you believe it? With all the preparing and stressing I did!? I can hardly believe it myself! Oh! They did spend A LOT of time hanging out OUTSIDE, too! It was his party, he could be a pooper if he wanted to...I guess! ;)
Birthday Boy with Aaron Waters & Bailey Flener...more of that sittin around stuff goin on!
Oh LOOK who decided to get up and dance!!
Left to Right: David Hubbs, JaMarcus Key, Aunt Holly, Dustin Summers, Christian, "SQIRT" Davontay Wilson, & Devan Manning.
We danced to the song "Crying Shoulder" by Goo-Goo Dolls. The part of the song that could never be more truer words from me to my son, "I'll be the greatest fan of your life." I love you, my son, and I hope you never have a day go by that I haven't made you feel how loved you are by me.