Rooster's First Birthday


Today is my little man's first birthday!

We are officially in the not a baby and not a toddler stage of life, and we couldn't be more excited.

And slightly nervous. He's learning so fast, and every day I am reminded of how important it is that we take the reins in hand and guide him before we get to those toddler years. It's amazing how much he already knows (like we don't bang on the tv or play under the sink) and how much he still has to learn (like to stop throwing toys away or dropping socks and cell phones in the toilet). We're getting there :)

Of course, the first birthday is a momentous occasion in the life of a child, and we most definitely celebrated momentously. We had cake, ice cream, presents, and lots of fun with our friends and family.

One of the things I can't figure out is why Rooster got all the presents when Evan and I were the ones that did all the hard work this year. We made it through a whole year without sleep! That seems like something to celebrate :)

His shirt says,
"Back Away From the Cake!!!
It's my first and you've had plenty!"

The best part of the day was getting to spend time with our family, most of which lives several hours away. Of course, there is nothing that brings families closer together than a cute little boy and birthday cake. 

Four generations on my dad's side of the family

Four generations on my mom's side of the family

After the party some of my family came over to play with the new toys help Rooster play with the new toys. At one point there were 5 adults and 1 baby playing with his blow-up ball pit. You tell me who had more fun :)

Rooster and Uncle Trey

Rooster and Aunt Laura

Over all I would say it was one very successful day. Rooster loved the excitement and attention of the party and the presents. Of course at the end of the day with all these new toys littering our living room, he would still rather play in my kitchen cabinets. Go figure!

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