Friday, December 3, 2010

flashback friday. penny is the name.

as requested by many,
here is a post about isaak's nickname, "penny".
to tell you the truth, it's not all that exciting.
i feel bad luring you all here
to find out the E true hollywood penny story,
and then letting you down.
is the reason we call him penny.
it is not.
we called him penny long before then.
that day was just a confirmation of his name.
to tell you the truth,
i don't really know why i started calling him that.
he had such a round shiny face,
and i call my kids a million names when they're little.
penny. just. stuck.
boring huh?
wow. that was majorly anticlimactic.
since we're on the subject of my penny.
did you know,
i never blogged his first birthday?
i lost my frickin mind i think.
i was grossly pregnant, ya know. that explains a lot.
so here goes...
on june 20, 2009,
my penny turned 1 cent.
and nothing would have been more perfect
than a penny themed party :)
my lovely artist in san fran sister made this logo
that i used for the party.

i decorated everything with pennies.

even an adorable mobile hanging from the lights.

we invited a few of our close friends over to celebrate.

and had a cake designed just for the occasion.

everyone pitched in and brought yummy food.
chicken fingers and buffalo chicken fingers.

cheesy goodness in a bread bowl.

Lover dressed to match his birthday boy.
Lover is hot.
i miss him.

we had lots of fun toys to play with outside.

or good chats to listen to inside.

and lots of hugging from yummy friends.

the day was grand.

the kids enjoyed all the water activities.
(that's my cute koko's rear end in the blue swimmer)

and penny enjoyed his very first taste of coke.
(which is still a favorite to this day)

penny showed off his fancy thickness.

and bathed in his tiny pool.

away from the snakes of course.
that was in my yard the day of the party.

penny got all sorts of fun new prizes!

that turtle was his favorite for the longest time.
that is, until he bit the head off.

and my favorite gift was the precious zutano outfit.
from candace of course :)

pretty soon, everyone was ready for cake.
(especially the prego mom)

and just as expected,
penny dove right in to his tiny personal cake.

well, not without a utensil, of course.

and that day we learned,
never take a penny away from his birthday cake.
it's not pretty.
but it sure is cute.

thank you candace!
and there you have it!
my penny.


Charity said...

Adorablenesss! Love the cake - what a great idea!

Justine said...

I like the name, Penny. Penny is a cool nick name.

Just Better Together

Unknown said...

clever party! he's a doll!

Betsy said...

He's so cute. :) And I miss your chat ladies. Just saying.

Laura Jansson said...

I love it! What a great party! I'm glad you got to explain the simpleness of his nickname & finally blog about his 1st bday :) What a sweet little face he has!!

A Beautiful Life said...

our kids nicknames always morph into other nicknames and the ones they get stuck with there is no rhyme or reason, that's just how nicknames go! haha. i like penny as a nickname and the fact you did his whole bday around it is preciousness!
pictures are awesome!

Losing Brownies said...

I love it! What a cute themed party! You can escape nicknames in my family either.

E said...

Cute theme! And the pictures are fabulous!

dena said...

okay, pretty sure you DID blog about this. otherwise i would've never known about all this. i'm having a groundhog day moment. i'm going to scour the catacombs on your blog now. i know it's there!

Unknown said...

I legitimately thought your son's name was Penny, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why you'd do that to a kid.

Now that I know it's a nickname? Adorable! :)

No Model Lady said...

That was such a cute b-day idea!! Penny is such a sweet-cake:)

Caitlin said...

Yay!! I'm so glad I asked how he got his nickname! I loved this post. I also wanna say how awesome it is that you and Lover are still so in love. I really hope I have that after 10 years of marriage and 5 kiddos : ) Love the pictures too!!!

shear indulgence said...

you my dear are an amazing mom...your kids will be thanking you for the rest of their lives for documenting this, how freakin cute! love it :)

Unknown said...

SOOOOO cute! I love it!! Those pictures are gorgeous!

Allyson & Jere said...

I for one thought the post was WELL worth the reading. How freaking adorable and creative was his Birthday party decore! Favorite picture was him after you took him away from his cake. SO CUTE! And I love that you say he turned 1 cent, so funny!
Thanks for sharing. And hey, now his birthday is documented. All is well.

ashley @ little miss momma said...

BEST birthday theme of all times! Fab pics too--great job candace!

misty said...

Penny and me share a birthday!