Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday All Day Long

You only turn one once and in Berkley Aaron's case it was an all day affair. Shawn and I blew up 50 balloons for him the night before so that when he came downstairs in the morning he'd be greeted with a special birthday surprise. He loved them. We have some videos I'll have to try to remember to load later.
After that we took him to Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point. This boy loves animals and he was pretty excited to be there. He got to see donkeys, cows, horses, pigs, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats and lamas...and even though it was crowded with other kids, it seemed like whenever we neared an animal pen they walked over to see us. Maybe they knew he was a birthday boy.
Later that evening we had a shin dig at our place with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Berky was spoiled rotten by everyone and really surprised me with how into all of his new toys he was, and still is for that matter. Plus he got a whole new fall wardrobe! What a lucky kid.
His party was puppy themed because Berky gets so excited around dogs, and I don't think we got any pictures of the decorations! What a shame. Courtney was the photographer for the event because my hands were busy elsewhere and my friend April took tons of pictures and gave me a disk I have yet to go through so maybe there are some decor pictures on there...who knows. Anyway....there's the cake. Not exactly professional or up to my sister Amy's standards but its my first baby's first birthday cake so we'll call it a success.
He ain't complainin'!
To be honest he was getting sleepy, but he did start to get messy and I know April's got some good messy shots.

I really can't believe I have a one year old. He is such a cute boy! He cracks Shawn and me up every single day. He loves to snuggle things like balled up blankets, pillows, and his huge stuffed frog that his Aunt Bethany got him for his birthday. Sometimes we lay our heads on this frog and make cooing, snuggly noises and he cannot resist. He stops whatever he's doing and comes to snuggle the frog with you, its so funny. He's a big boy who sleeps through the night, most nights, takes two naps a day, drinks his whole milk cold from a sippy cup, and uses his 2 1/2 teeth to try anything we stuff in his mouth. He's a walkin' fool who insists on going everywhere on foot. He points at everything so I'm hoping that all of the repetition of telling him what he sees will pay off with a first word soon! He loves to clap his hands to, If You're Happy And You Know It, and stick out his tongue and grunt along to, If All The Rain Drops Were Lemon Drops And Gum Drops and sometimes he'll even touch his head for Head Shoulders Knees and Toes. He also likes to comb his hair with the comb, put shoes on his feet, his, Shawn's and mine, and put the thermometer up to his ear. Isn't he a genius?!? We sure love him and can't wait to see what fun lies ahead being his parents!


Maria said...

Love the balloon picture! How cute! And I LOVE the pictures in the post below with the tomatoes!!! ADORABLE!

Mary said...

This is such a cute post and will be good to look back on to remember what he was like.

Rebecca said...

It sounds and looks like you had a great day! He's growing up quickly as all sweet babies do.

kathleener said...

I'm guessing the animals were fond of shawn's musky scent.

Happy Birthday Berky!!!