We were a little scared of the slide this time.
This is how he looked all day. Not very excited.
He loves being able to walk where he wants and to not always be stuck in a stroller.
I might need to dig out Max's old leash though. This one likes to cross the street.
There was a nice game of tag on our way back to the car.
And of course someone always has to cry when you play tag.
It usually isn't this one though.
Here's the story behind these two pictures.
It was easier to black it out than actually photoshopping it to make it look good.
I'm not going to lie. I'll tell you what it's hiding.
But I thought your imagination couldn't possibly be worse than the reality that these pictures tell.
There are specific people that I was afraid of seeing the truth...Patty, Kelly and Jessica.
(Jessica is one of my AZ friends. And she has spotless baseboards. Seriously. I heard a story the other day about another girl PAINTING her baseboards because she knew Jessica was coming the next day. It made me extra nervous. As if it wasn't bad enough that Max licks his hands right in front of her when she gives me cooking lessons. And I live in a little apartment that barely holds us and all of our things and is impossible to keep clean. And once I grabbed an already unwrapped straw for my drink at the movies. There were a few people horrified by that one. The last thing I need is for her to see my dustmites.)
So this is what I'm hiding.
a crooked tv supported by a paperback book, a garbage bag hanging on a door, lots of dust and lost toys hiding under the end tables, an unswept floor, zebra masking tape in the middle of the living room that we use to mark how far back the kids need to stand when playing the kinect, gwens knee, a mess of cords, unfolded laundry. (And this is only what you see the second you walk into the apartment. Can you imagine what we hide behind closed doors?)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to my sister Emily, my mother in law Patty and my friend Jessica for buying Cash some presents for his first birthday.
He didn't get any from us.
Emily sent her package priority a week early just to be sure it made it in time!
She sent practical things like dishes and food and he was seriously so excited. He looks studious rather than excited in the pictures, but he was feeling a little under the weather.
Patty sent an awesome dump truck that even makes sounds and it was instantly his new favorite toy.
And Jessica picked out a super cute outfit...so really what was left for me to buy him?
I'm not sure where my head was at for this birthday, but thankfully Joey has a good head on his shoulders and remembered to buy a cake and candles and even went all out and got birthday hats!
See how much Gwen loves him? The very next picture on my camera was of Max looking at him the exact same admiring way.
And we finally got some smiles after two photo shoots and a day at the park.
Cake always wins.
This was making us all laugh. He was just sticking his face right in there. Once he realized that he could make us laugh he didn't even take the time to get his face all the way to the cake, which made us laugh even more.
I have successfully raised a precious precious spoiled rotten little man in only 1 year.
How long do you think it will take to undo a whole year?
Also....if you haven't taught your baby to fall asleep on his own by this time...what do you do?
Did I mention I live in an apartment? And this little guy is seriously so spoiled that he will cry for hours if needs be just to prove that he is in charge.
How can you take a bottle away under these circumstances?
Did I also mention that he shares a room with us?
HELP!!! Is there a revised babywise edition for fixing children??
And one more thing on my mind...does anyone have a copy of Parenting with Love and Logic they can send my way?