Tuesday, June 27, 2006


We had such a fabulous time on Saturday celebrating Mighty Max's first birthday! Thank you everyone for coming to join us! What a day, and what a crowd! And what a lucky lil' boy to have TWO birthday parties! He certainly is adored by his family and friends! :)

There was so much love and positive energy...especially with all the children running around and playing. There were tons of kiddos and they enjoyed face painting, water balloons, a monkey pinata, and crafts! :)

I am incredibly grateful to Lori Beyerlin and her amazing trio - Allison, Sarah, and Hannah - who organized this party for Mighty Max! (And Eliz too!) You are soooo amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks again everyone for such a special day! :) Through your love and prayers, you have helped Maxwell reach this magical milestone, and we are forever grateful. Here's to a fantastic year two! :) WE LOVE YOU MAXWELL!

The decorations were so fun! In honor of our favorite "funky monkey," we had palm trees and monkeys everywhere...even in the bathroom!

And check out the cake (made by Lori!), how perfect is that??? I about cried when she brought it in...just too cute!

Max enjoyed putting his fingers into the frosting! I even let him taste it, and he definitely gave his approval!

Max's new special buddy, Cameron (who is such an inspiration!), gave the birthday boy a big hug. They have become fast friends!

Max's very favorite nurse from Children's Hospital joined us for the celebration too! Thanks Wakara! We LOVED seeing you! And Max loved eating your fingers!!! :)

Fun, fun, fun!

Max decided to take a nap for the first part of the party...perfect excuse to make a grand entrance later! :)

And I had the wonderful opportunity to meet my online friend, Ang, and her son, Cody! She has become a great fan of Mighty Max's and provided so much support these past months. So great to finally meet you in person! :)

Boy did Max get presents! Thank you so much everyone for your very thoughtful and fun gifts! We are having a great time discovering them all. And Max LOVES all the bags and cards! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Mark and Jaye said...

Happy Birthday Max! You have done more in one year than some people do in a lifetime! Wishing you and your WONDERFUL (even though we've never met!) mommy a happy, joyous and magical second year!
Jaye Greene

elle said...

looks like fun wihs i could of been there

ang said...

Amy it was a true honor to meet you and your son. You are remarkable people and I am so honored to be called your friend. I have enjoyed reading your blog this last year and getting to know Maxwell through it. It made it that much more sweet and memorable to finally meet up in person with you on his special day. A memory I will hold so close to my heart forever.
love to you and max.

kathryn biel said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! The cake was fantastic too! Thanks for sharing Max's special day with his fans across the country.


Drew said...

aw, looks like it was a lot fun. I'm sorry we missed the West Coast party. I love all the monkeys. Happy Birthday Maxwell!



Steph said...

Wow!!!!! Looks like you guys had an awesome time! What amazing decorations! And of course my favorite is the cake!

Happy 1st Birthday Sweet, Wonderful Maxwell!

We love you!

Ruthie said...

You guys look great. I'm so glad he felt up to having another party! And I'm glad that you guys got to have fun!!

Sara B said...

That cake was SOOOO good! Dang...I want some more now that I'm looking at it....yummy! I was so happy to celebrate this BIG day with you and Max and everyone else. Thanks for including me and letting the kids come too.