Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday

On Saturday, Dec. 19th, we had a birthday party for Reddin, along with his cousin Lochlan and buddy Drew Smith. All 3 boys were born in December, with in a couple of weeks of each other. Stephanie and I started planning the boys party a while ago, and then thought it would be lots of fun to invite the Smiths to join in!

On Saturday morning we woke up to find it very windy and cold. We were having the party at a park on the river over on beachside, which meant more windy and cold than inland. We had to forgo some of our decorations because it was just too windy.

We had a BBQ and asked our guests to bring a side dish instead of presents. The food was yummy, and we really appreciate all those that were able to make it to the party!

Reddin was not the happy little guy he normally is, at the party. I think that the cold wind was getting to him. It just goes to show that he is a true FL boy, and loves the heat!

It was a little harder for me to truly enjoy his party, as much as would have if little Redd had been happy. Drew and Lochlan had a great time though and it was super fun watching them.

When it came time for the boys to eat their giant cupcakes we made, Reddin wanted nothing to do with it! He just cried and it was pretty sad! (What is it with my children not liking to get their hands dirty? Mattie did the same thing when she turned one!) Drew and Lochlan on the other hand dug right in. They were so cute and funny!

The one thing that Redd did seem to like were the swings at the park. He had a fun time swinging and laughing at us.

We were also able to get a couple of great family shots too, with the help of Grandma and our neighbor Matt!

My dearest Reddin, I love you so much and I am extremely grateful that you are part of our family. This past year has gone by so fast, and I can't believe how much you have changed.
You are walking all over the place and you never want to stop moving! You do however still love snuggle time, and for that I am so thankful. I wish you could stay my precious little snuggler forever! I love your sweet smile that you are always so willing to share. I love how easy it is to put you down for naps and bedtime. You have always loved your crib and known that it means sleepy time! You do however, have a little temper when someones tries to take something from you that you want, and you have become quite vocal about it! It has been fun watching you become your own little person, even if it drives your dad crazy that you scream like a girl!

Happy Birthday little Redman! Thank you so much for loving us and allowing us to love you right back! Our family wouldn't be complete without you!


rebecca said...

Such a cutie pie. I can't believe Reddin is 1! Your family pictures turned out great. Is R giving a thumbs up? Give your kiddos love from our fam.

Jody Weiss said...

I can't believe those little boys are one already! What a fun birthday idea, it looks so cute!!!

MCKENZIE said...

Is that a pic of Mattie you threw in there? Your cupcakes look delightful! We had a 'do-over' for Vivs cause she was the same way at her 1 year. We decided to throw her a one 'adjusted' year bday since she was really supposed to be born in Sept. Super cute banners you made too--happy big first, Reddin!

shayla said...

that was m'wa

America said...

We love the Redman! Even his girlie screams. :)

Krissy said...

Heather, thanks so much for letting us be a part of that party! It was so much fun. :) I can't believe these boys will be in nursery in less than six months...

Emily said...

Looks like a great party, I love the decorations. That's sad that Reddin wasn't able to enjoy his own party. And you look great Heather! (Reddin reminds me so much of Makai in some of those pictures...maybe it's the mouth?)

Shelly J. said...

Heather, your family is so adorable. Reddin is such a little hottie! I am sure Brooke thinks so too:)