What a celebration!


Well Luke had a fabulous birthday. He was happy all weekend.
He woke up to balloons everywhere, and loved playing with them. We took him to get pictures taken and he was adorable. The afternoon was spent on his cake, while he happily played. Everyone joined in to make the different balls. We let him have his own little cake, which he only ate about bite and then flicked it all over the kitchen.
cake face
Saturday all the family came over to celebrate with lunch, more cake, chocolate truffles by Christina and Wes (which he liked a lot more), and presents.
What did you think of my first cake?!
party food
He didn’t rip them open like we hoped, but got really excited when he saw what was inside! Then all the adults played games while Luke and Alex napped. Darin, Luke and I went to watch the BYU vs U game at the McCune’s and Luke’s smile stayed permanently on his face as he played with Dallin and rolled around the room! We were sad the BYU got killed, a little rain on this happy day.


No Shave November
For those of you who missed the memo, November was No Shave month. Dustin started a little late, so you have to zoom in to see his beard. Darin, Aaron, and Nathan seemed have done well.


A couple days before Thanksgiving we a little get together in Cookeville. Grandma, Gretchen, Steve and Cotton came for a visit. We ate lasagna to avoid over doing the turkey thing. We had to get a few shots of everyone, and learned how to play Golf (the card game) and we taught them Scum. Of course the fun of it, is the oohing and ahhing, according to Steve… Agreed!
some whitakers
Some of the Whitaker clan, those not in class!
The Kecksters!
excited cotton
Cotton was having a blast!
baby backpack
Grandpa invented a new baby backpack, and Aden loved it!


We enjoyed ourselves so much that we didn’t take any pictures!


Luke is a very busy boy. Often exploring in everyday life. My little troublemaker loves emptying cupboards, pushing buttons and knocking things off, oh and he is really good at “reading” the mail.

Grandpa gave Luke a real all around haircut. He was quite wiggly, but… guess what Luke loves?! Suckers! And he sits still, still and sticky.

oreo attack
Oh, and OREOs!! (Christina was the culprit, you don’t give a 1 year old his own Oreo. Especially a 1 year old who doesn’t like stuff on his hands and tries to figure out how to wipe it off!…OREO EVERYWHERE)

And last but not least, and this picture doesn’t do it justice, Lights Out Luke took a punch, but you should see the other kid in nursery!
lights out luke
okay, so maybe the “other kid” was a box he tripped over!


4 thoughts on “What a celebration!

  1. Ah so much to comment on! I love all the photos; lots of them made me laugh (particularly any involving Grandpa Whitaker, and Cotton)! Your birthday cakes are amazing– they look so perfect and beautiful! Luke has the prettiest eyes and lashes, and I love his hair, too. We were lonesome for Thanksgiving, so we’re jealous that you guys got together for food, games, and fun! Maybe next year… If we win the lottery….

  2. Yeah, so many pictures! I love it! And wow, wow, wow on the cake! How did you get that frosting on there so smooth? It looks totally awesome! You’ll have to email me hints for when i do Jaxon’s first. :o) I love his long hair. It’s soooo adorable! We miss you guys!

  3. Thanks for posting all the fun pictures of the birthday! I can’t believe a year has past so quickly. I love that Luke is still saying OUT! He is such a cutie~we will have to put our heads together and see when we can get together again. We are so sad we can’t come to Canada for Christmas…Luke is going to have fun with all those cousins to play with!!

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