I mean, really, he is still supposed to be a tiny newborn cradled in my arms. Well, I guess 9 pounds can't really be considered tiny, but a newborn nevertheless!
But we are here, in this moment of our lives, with a busy~very busy~toddler!
Toddler! It hurts just saying it!
I also took my traditional birthday boy shots with family. This was his best smile of the day because big sister was entertaining him behind me. He isn't quite the camera ham that my other two were, so smiling on cue doesn't happen too often. I need to work on that! :)
My Dad and his wife
Aunt J~she keeps him for us twice a week.
Checkin' out the decor!
Welcoming one of his "girl"friends! He and his girls play together at Aunt J's house. Apparently, they both adore each other and bicker together like true siblings!
Mommy and Daddy
Just moments before he digs a finger into the fondant!
Why are all these people singing to me, Mommy?
(Notice brother arriving late in the background!!)
Ooooo, so pretty!
What is this colorful looking stuff?
WHOA! First-time sugar rush!
Let me give it just one more try.
And maybe just one more.
My last one, I promise!
Mommy has been holding out on me!
So I am going to stuff as much in mouth as I can in case it never happens again!
(That's right, not for awhile!!)
Even more stuffing!
People, did you know about this stuff?
What do you mean, no more?
Now, that is a BIG cake!
Mommy helping blow out the candle.
Not on my birthday, Mommy! You know how much I hate to wash my hands and face!
Socializing with the party guests. This is his other "girl"friend.
I requested that friend guests bless us with their presence, but if they couldn't resist the urge, then books were a favorite past time for him. Well, they were! Now, he is on a perpetual search and destroy mission these days!!!
He also got some yummy organic snacks and an outfit from his little buddy.
Checking them out.
Sister helping him open.
Family got him clothes, shoes, and our new upgraded umbrella stroller.
Gift bag boo-boo!
Brother wanting to help
I love puzzles and think they are great early on for kids. These are his first non-handy-me-down ones!
Attempted party pics! Hazards of too many photographers!
Turning 1 takes a lot of energy!
(I love this picture because I have a very similar one of A at her first birthday party!)
I think I will rest right here for just a minute.
Maybe if I turn over this way.
Or this way.
Wait! I think I see someone fun coming my way!
This was such a sweet moment near the end of the day. B was obviously very tired when S's Daddy picked him up. Apparently, they do this head to head thing when he picks up his daughter at their daycare.
The perfect spot for a little head.
Ending his special day with a cozy nap.
Now we full-force into toddlerhood!
Mommy needs a nap!