Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tiny Dancer

Last week we were able to go to ballet with Hayes to watch for the first time. She started in September and we have never really known what all they do in there. It was alot of listening and following directions which I think is so good for her. She participated about half and half which I think is to be expected from 2 and 3 year olds. She has a cute little class and a sweet teacher and she always looks forward to going every Thursday!

And this is all Watson did the whole time, for 45 minutes! He ate and ate and ate puffs and cheese puffs until he was completely stuffed. He enjoyed watching those cute girls twirl and was thoroughly entertained.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Watson's 1st Birthday Party

On Saturday we celebrated Watson's 1st birthday with all of our family! We had a lunchtime pizza party and it just could not have been any easier or any sweeter! Of course he had no idea it was his birthday or his party as expected. He kind of enjoyed everyone singing happy birthday to him and then playing in the big cake, but then wanted nothing to do with his little cake. I think he just had some stage fright with all the attention on him! Happy Birthday sweet Watson. We're so thankful you have been in our family for one whole year!!

Big sister is ready for the party, hat and all!

Here comes Nana! All of his grandparents were there to sing and celebrate. It means so much to us that they could all come since they all had to travel. That's the best feeling knowing that there are a few more people in the world who love your babies so much, almost as much as you do, and truly care about every little detail/event in their lives.

Cousins Camilla and Watson came to party

Watson's big cousins all came too to eat and play!

Hayes loved sharing her table w/Bake Bake and Camilla!

So in the process of the party we discovered that the birthday boy LOVES pizza. He ate a bunch and was so mad when it was gone. He since had pizza about 3 more times since Sat. lunch so I think he's had his fill.

Singing happy birthday-he loved the big cake and couldn't keep his hands or feet away from it. That icing is soooo good!

We put him in his highchair for his little cake and he just did not care for it. He had about 2 tiny tastes of it and he was over it. Tears started flowing, kind of sad!

So we moved the party outside. It was such a beautiful day w/the best weather.

Thank you Lindsey for bringing the bouncy house!!

Cousins pic, minus Baker, Camilla and cousin Watson. I'm thankful for these older kids who are SO incredibly sweet and loving to mine. They just couldn't be any sweeter.

Happy 1st Birthday, little man. We love you with ALL OUR HEARTS. We are so grateful God made you to be a part of our family. You are special and you are one loved child!!

I'm ONE!

We had a full and fun family filled weekend celebrating little Watson's first birthday! I have so many pictures to sort through so I'll be back later w/a detailed post on the party and weekend. Many thanks to our sweet and self-less family for making the long trip and being here to make Watson's birthday so special. We love all of you and Watson does too!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Year Ago

One year ago today we had one last little baby shower to get ready for our little boy who was about to be born! I've been looking back at pictures from his birth and Hayes was still such a baby. She was right at 25 months old. She had no idea what all that baby talk was about and why she got to open presents! I'm pretty convinced that it doesn't matter what age you add your next child to the fam, 1, 2, 3, 4 whatever, it's just going to be a big adjustment for everybody no matter what their ages. Looking back I don't think we ever had any issues from Hayes, it was mainly just Nathan and me trying to adjust to a newborn again!

February 25-he is here! 8 lbs 3 oz. I had a pretty good labor and delivery with him, a little quicker than with Hayes. I still cannot believe this was a whole year ago!

After looking at these pictures it sort of seems like he has been here forever. Time definitely makes you forget things that you'd rather not remember, like how crazy and delirious you are with no sleep for 6 months. So that is a good thing! He is sweet and spicy just like Hayes was at his age. He is also the biggest snuggler and Hayes never has been. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way he smells. It doesn't matter if he is right out of the bath with the baby soap and lotion smell or if he smells like a puppy at the end of the day (which is actually daily.) I never want to forget that. That is probably so wierd but I guess that is a mommy thing! My heart is just so full of love for them both. This weekend we are celebrating his 1st birthday with our family and I can't wait! I am so excited to dress him up in his cute birthday outfit with his birthday hat and sing to him and watch him eat his little cake. He is going to love it! Happy early Birthday little Watermelon Watson! We love you SO much!!