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Monday, May 31, 2010

Big Birthday Party!

Oh boy...what a party! Thankfully we had lots of help from my mom (KK) and my sister (Elyse) and her hubby (Brian). Thank ya'll SO much!

I went round and round with the theme, first it was nothing, or "1 year" bday party theme, then Elyse sent me this cutest little picture of a cupcake fish, well it was actually sorbet, but looked like a cupcake...so, that's what we went with.

Josh would say that we did too much, but I didn't spend much at all, because we borrowed and used what we had (for the most part), and the prep part was actually fun...it's not everyday we show our creative side. We invited lots of people and lots of people came:) Colt took a great nap that morning, giving us time to prepare everything, and once the party started, we had everything done and Colt was in the best mood and was a perfect angel for the whole party. The only problem with the party was Canon slept through the whole thing, Ava was out of town and Julia was out of town. So, he didn't have all of his friends there:( But Luke and Troy were there to party with him. Without further ado, here are some pictures from the party:


First and foremost, this is the outfit that Elyse made for Colt's birthday. Priceless...AND it's reversible. There's a sailboat on the other side.





This is the banner that Mandy worked SO hard on...we started on this the Thursday before the party (she thought we had an extra week...oops). It turned out awesome and now it's hanging in Colt's room...I love it!




The party food:

The cupcake fish...they are SO cute! We made them!!
This is Colt's "smash" cake:

The cupcakes

Fish PB&J...the mold is actually a sand mold that came in one of Colt's beach toys that Nana got him.


Table set up outside:




Colt hanging out with Pops


Me & Colt:


Birthday cake time!!


YES!! I knew he would do good!





Opening presents:



BIG helpers!!

My sister, Rebecca
Party guests:




After the party and a long swim..Colt took a nap and woke up looking pretty rough! Whew...what a big day~~
Happy Birthday Colt!!! We love you!

Birthday Party at MMO

Colt's birthday party at MMO. I sent the leftover cupcakes to MMO for Colt to share with his friends. Looks like they had a good time.



This kid did anyway...





Canon helping out...b/c you always have to get it on your face...


You would think since it's his birthday, they would have given him a cute bib, but obviously not. It's a little feminine too!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1 Year!!

Colt is 1 year!!! It's so hard to believe that it's been one year since he was born and it's so amazing how fast they change, learn things and grow up!

I was honestly expecting a happy boy the morning of his first, but we didn't really get that...and this was the only decent picture I got, the others were much worse!



Then once I sat him down in his crib and gave him something a little different, a blueberry birthday muffin, he perked up a little:)



Wondering what in the world mom has put in front of me??



After breakfast, we got ready to see Dr. Benak for his 1 year check-up. I know...I shouldn't have scheduled a doc appt on his actually birthday knowing he was going to get several shots, but I did...I really did it because I wanted to spend time with him and this way it was a really good excuse to get out of work.
Colt weighed 24 lbs 2 oz (starting to lose a little) and was 30 1/2 inches long. He is in the 75th percentile for both weight and height. He got 4 shots and hated every minute of it. Everything looked perfect! We did get to play a little in the exam room before we saw the doctor.

Colt's first bday cupcakes Nana and I made:
Things to remember:
Colt is walking really good now. He loves to climb. He will climb on his chair and get on top of the coffee table all by himself. He loves going up and down the stairs. Before he starts going down the stairs, he will hold out his hand for someone to help him down (good thing!). He is very interested in how things work...he will stare and play with a new toy for a long time to try and figure it out. I'm not really sure what this means, but he will get several toys, put them in his chair, rocking chair, swimming pool or bath tub. Once he gets everything in there, he will get in it (the chair, rocking chair, swimming pool or bath tub) and take everything out. He will do this over and over again. It's a lot of fun watching this!
If he hears a cell phone ring, vibrate or play a ring tone, he will automatically put his hand to his ear and say "eh." I hope this means "hello." We try to say "hello" every time he does it...trying to teach him words is challenging!
He's starting to remember exactly where things are...especially things he's interest in...like for instance our cell phone. Now he knows where I keep my phone. See...

Colt is completely on table foods and the sippy cup with whole milk...no more bottle! Yay! It wasn't too bad...taking the morning bottle away was the worst, but we did that several weeks ago.
Me and Colt on his bday:


Colt and Dad:



Colt got a basketball goal from his mom and dad. He like the box most of all!



Pops and Josh putting the goal together and teach Colt how to shoot.


He made it!


We got pizza from Red Elephant with Pops and Nana and had birthday cupcakes afterwards. Yummy!


Sweet birthday boy!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Just melting...


These eyes just melt me!