Sunday, January 29, 2012

hunter's FIRST birthday

We started the big day off with pancakes and strawberries.

Playing with one of his new toys

Hunter's little smash cake

Proud big sister

Big mess but loved it!

We had a pretty low key day for Hunter's first birthday.  He had tubes put in his ears on Friday so we weren't 100% sure how the weekend would go.  

That is a total lie.  We were 99.9% sure there would be no issue at all or something that a little motrin couldn't fix.  The truth is, I just STINK at parties!   I am not good at the decorating, crafting and ideas for parties. They stress me out to be honest, so I stick with simple. I am GREAT at simple and since Bo and I LOVE hosting people at our house for dinner that is just what we did.  Small and simple, but celebrating my boy.  It was perfect.

Hunter did great on Friday.  I am just praying that these tubes do help clear up his ears and he isn't hurting anymore.  I can't believe he is ONE.  Where did the year go?  He is just as precious and happy as can be.  He still smiles all the time and ADORES his big sis.  He eats everything in sight...everything in sight.  He takes 2 naps a day.   One is usually short and the other one is  a bit longer.  He goes to bed about 7 and sleeps until 6.  He loves bath time, being outside and running errands.  He is a social bug and smiles and waves at everyone he sees.  He still has 6 teeth.  He doesn't talk much except for an occasional da-da.  He is still crawling around everywhere and pulling up on everything but not walking yet.  He has found the cabinets in the kitchen and loves to open and shut them.  Hunter is a JOY and I am so blessed he is MINE!   Happy Birthday to my precious Hunt-dog.  We love you so much!!


Gina said...

Happy Birthday, Hunter!

Leslie said...

I love that I have a friend who stinks at parties because SO DO I. You are a MUCH better hostess than I could ever be. Your son (and daughter) are precious and happy birthday sweet boy!! Hope and Pray the tubes work!!

Katie said...

Fun day! You do NOT stink at parties, either. I love his smash cake. I'm so glad he liked it!

Love you, Hunter! You're such a big boy.

the PAYNE family.... said...

I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your rug from, it looks so soft! I'm in the process of looking for a new one. :)
Also, where did you get your daughter's shirt at? That's so cute!
My son's birthday is in 2 weeks so I like reading your blog to compare since they are so close in age. I also have a 4 1/2 daughter. It's so fun! And they grow up so fast!

Mandy said...

Thanks! The rug is from Crate and Barrel and we LOVE it! So soft and it doesn't shed at all.

Abby's shirt is just a plain white t-shirt that was monogrammed.

Hope that helps!

1stPhotoInvites said...

He is really so adorable. First birthday invitations is indeed memorable.