Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Benjamin's First Birthday!

A walk through April 26th celebrating Benjamin's 1st birthday:
I went out running early in the morning while everyone was still asleep. When I got home Michael and Isabella were awake. We went in together to see B when we heard him wake up.
Good morning birthday boy! (little brother problems- having to use your sister's purple pacifier. It was at least a new one I found in a package...)

Daddy  made birthday pancakes for breakfast.

Chowing down on his #1. We cut it up and added a touch a syrup.

Opening his card and gifts from us. Well, he ripped at the card and big Sister took over opening his gifts.

Mom came over to decorate the cakes and brought her number cookies.

Banner with his monthly tie pictures.

His lion smash cake

Michael grilled burgers for lunch. And after we ate it was time for cake! 

He was not so sure about everyone crowding around and singing...


He took a few little licks of cake.

Then some bigger tastes...

I baked and my mom decorated. So happy with how the cakes turned out!

Bath time to get cleaned up!

Present time!

Trying out his new chair from Nana and Cappy!

Playing in his water table from Mimi and Papa. Much better to splash in there than in the toilet!

Post party crash! While the kids napped Mom treated me to sonic drinks and pedicures!! So nice!

Trying his first sopapilla...he was a big fan!
For dinner we went to Alfredo's as they have some of his favorite foods.
It was a full and happy day. At bedtime I rocked him reflecting on this day a year ago and how much has happened and changed in the course of a year. Hard to believe that tiny baby has already turned one! So grateful for my sweet little man! Happy, happy birthday Benjamin Gray!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

April 21st-30th

April 21st- Nothing. I ended up being so sick this day, I was at work at had to lay on my couch and sleep until some of the nausea passed so I could sit upright in my car long enough to drive home, got home and laid down the rest of the night. Whomp whomp.

April 22nd: Still didn't feel great. Ventured out after the kid's bedtime to target for a few essentials. So it was either a phone pic from this day or nothing again.

April 23rd: Benny being playful with Izzy at dinnertime.

April 24th: Terrible day and night with Benjamin cutting a tooth. Late night walgreens run.

April 25th: 12 month pictures! Last of the sticker ties! :( CanNOT believe a year has gone by! He was still not feeling very well this day and not very happy for pictures. He just wanted me to hold him.

April 26th: The birthday boy!! He was very overwhelmed and hesitant at first with every one gathering around and singing happy birthday. But he calmed down pretty quick.

April 27th: Playing with his new water table. Much better than playing in the toilet! (His favorite found trick this last month!!!)

 April 28th: OETA day at the capitol

 April 29th: After his 12 month shots. He did not like those shots, but sure loved his first sucker!

April 30th: Benny's first time to ride in the car shopping cart with Izzy.

Several phone pics this last series. Hoping to practice more with my camera in the coming month!