As the song by Jack Johnson goes, "It's always better when we're together."

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"They say it's your birthday...

We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you." 

Gotta love The Beatles!

Last weekend we celebrated Nate's first birthday. All of his grandparents drove down for the occasion and he had many friends come and celebrate, too! We had a lot of fun celebrating Mr. Nate. I think it is now safe to say that we have more toys than we have room. Our living room is packed full of toys and the crazy thing about it all is that he plays with all of them!! I am thinking about putting some away and pulling them out a little later on. 

The party went well apart from one little hitch. We rented out the hospitality house at our apartment complex and they have a grill that is available for use. However, the grill was out of propane and we couldn't get in touch with the office. Matt improvised and we used my dad's truck to bring our grill over. The guests had to wait a few extra minutes on the hot dogs and burgers, but other than that all was great! Nate dug in to his smash cake, mingled with his guests, and wasn't the slightest bit interested in opening his presents. However, he did demand that we take a toys out of the boxes for him to play with immediately! Here are a few pictures from the weekend...

 "How you doin?"

Our happy birthday boy! This is the outfit Matt picked out for Nate that was mentioned in the last blog.

 Sitting in his Alabama chair.

 The cake

 Nate is demanding that we take the little cars out of this box!

 Nate and the smash cake...

 He likes the icing!

 Getting into the cake now :-)

 He's a fan!

 Yes, the cup went into the center of the cake.


 This was not so much fun to clean up!

Nate had a wonderful time!!

On Sunday he got busted trying to climb over the couch. This is the, "What?? I didn't do anything!" look.

We had a great time celebrating with friends and family. We were so excited that so many people were able to come and party with us! We also owe a huge thank you to everyone who stayed around and helped us clean up -- you guys are awesome!!! Here's to another fun year with Mr. Man!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to our Angry Glowworm!!

The big day has finally arrived! Nate is now officially one!! It has been such a bittersweet day for me, but I couldn't ask for a happier, healthier baby. Nate got up this morning and had chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. He went to daycare for a few hours and played with his friends and had avocado and chocolate milk to go with his lunch. I figure what better day to have all of your favorite foods? In honor of this special day I decided to post a few of our favorite pictures along with his monthly pictures with Mr. Potato Head.

Nate's first picture -- aka The Angry Glowworm

Just a few days old! 

Loving on Daddy! 

 Two peas in a pod!

 Sleepy baby!

Hanging with Mommy!

Happy Birthday, Nate!!!