Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Recap

Well the Birthday Boy had a wonderful day and while mommy and daddy were thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day, the birthday boy was still going strong!

We got up early (thank you Eli) and did a little bit of decorating around the house for him. He had no clue what was going on, but we were pretty excited about our oldest child turning 1! We waited for him to wake up, but he was sleeping in and so we finally decided to wake up the poor boy! He had slept long enough!

Now most of the time Malachi is very grumpy if we wake him up, but he must have known it was his special day because he woke up his happy self!

Although a little groggy.
Before long he was running around with his favorite blankie.

Yes, the birthday boy even got pictures during his morning diaper change :)

Breakfast Time!

After an early nap, it was time to party. Malachi thinks Elmo is pretty much the coolest thing ever. Not sure how we feel about our son being into something trendy, but it was easy to shop for him :)

First the Birthday boy was very hungry and shy. This boy is NOT a happy camper when he is ready to eat! But after getting some grub in his tummy he was as happy as could be!

Then it was time for presents!

Which were a little overwhelming for him

He really enjoyed looking at his cards

And Elmo of course

Take time!

Now this kind of backfired. He did not want to eat his buddy Elmo!

He was totally disturbed by the idea of eating Elmo. Finally Daddy made him smash Elmo and that broke our poor little birthday boys heart.

Today I took him in for his 1 year check-up. He continues to excel and is staying above the curve in every aspect of growth. He was a very early walker and is talking way more than they ezpect at 12 months so he is awesome! He is now done with bottles and has been on whole milk for awhile now so there isn't anything we need to work on with him. He is almost 26 lbs (90th%) and 32" tall (95th%) so the doctor thinks since he is still riding the top of the growth chart that he is just going to be one big boy (we think so too!).

It is so hard to believe that our baby is really a toddler now. He has been transitioning for months now, but for real now he is a toddler in every way. He's walking and talking. He's moved into his big boy room. Yesterday we gave him his very last bottle. It is so bittersweet to say goodbye to the baby phase and see him grow. But, the upcoming stages of his life are going to be so fun!