Michael and I went over to Brooks and Karen's house to play and take some pictures today! We were trying to get Brooks to face the window and eat his lollipop, so Christie and Michael went outside to attract his attention. Here is one I shot so you can see Brooks and Christie and Michael!
I am trying to get a really cute picture of Michael to put on the front of his thank you notes. Now that his birthday and ear infection have officially passed, I need to get them finished! Here are some of my attempts from today. These are just practice. I have to get him used to the hat!!
For the last few days, Michael has been standing up from a seated position without holding onto anything! I took these today to "tell the story." (pay no attention to the MESS behind him and the fact that he is holding a PS controller:))
We all had such a nice time a Jayden's birthday party this weekend! She is just 2 days older than Michael. Family occasions are going to be so much fun!! She REALLY loved her cake and did a great job smashing it!!
Then, Michael did one of his favorite things... crawled in the cage to give Jack some lovin. :)
I found the cutest little Thanksgiving shirt for Michael at a neat website called Slice of Lime Designs on Etsy. I am so happy to support his website because it is run by a stay at home mom! She makes a lot of really cute t-shirts at home and sells them on this site. If you like it, visit her site:
The next two photos are of Michael looking through the window and door of his new house! He just LOVES it!
Well...it is official. Michael has his first ear infections. Boo. True to form, he is largely unaffected! His activity level is normal and he is sleeping like a champ. Thank goodness! Although he and his brothers would LOVE to play outside, we are staying put...for now. The trees in our neighborhood are just beautiful...begging to be in the background of some photos!!! Soon enough...
We had such a fantastic weekend! Friday was Halloween. Michael had a blast! He was super cute and very cooperative in his costume. I was so proud! We went to Grandma and Po's to see the great pumpkin, then to the Halloween parade in our neighborhood. It was awesome! I am so excited to go back year after year. Michael really enjoyed watching all of the kids parade around in their costumes.
On Saturday, we all went to a welcome home party for our dear friends, Kenny and Katie. Michael had a wonderful time being his busy little self! He feels very at home at Brooks' house, so he had lots of fun. :)
Then Sunday...the BIG day! We had a HUGE 1st birthday bash for Michael at our house. A ton of friends and family came to celebrate with us. We are truly blessed. :) Please enjoy looking at the many photos I have included!
The Great Pumpkin...and a monkey!
He was so excited to go to the parade!
Of course...another stick photo.
Watching the kids at the parade.
Playing ball with Kenny! (and Marshall)
He wasn't too sure about the cake...
...but was all too happy to feed it to me!
Check out Brooks in this picture...I HAD to include it!
Playing with one of the many wonderful birthday gifts he received!