Monday, February 25, 2013

Mr. One-derful

Photo taken by my friend Kaylinda and ran through Instagram.

Yesterday was Connor's first birthday. You hear people say they can't believe it's already been X amount of time, but for me, this feeling has never been the strongest than it was yesterday.

Or more accurately, the last few days. I kept thinking, "This time last year, I was checking into the hospital to be induced." 

"This time last year, I was in labor."

"...still in labor..."

"....still in labor..."

"...thinking the labor would never end..."

"....finally going in for a C section."

The first three months of Connor's life seemed to take forever (probably the extreme lack of sleep), but after that the time has flown. I keep looking at my son and I can't believe he's here, that I'm a mom, and he's already one years old. 

Me and my pal Scout drinking our milk. In our drawers.

We were lucky that even though it's been nasty and raining all week, yesterday was a gorgeous day. The kids had plenty of time to run around outside.

It also made grilling hot dogs and hamburgers a lot easier. :D

Even though we kept his party really low key, Connor started getting upset towards the end of the day. He's also teething something fierce, so he was a bit cranky right from the get go. He normally does okay in large groups of people, but I think the idea that they were all focusing on him unnerved him. 

Naturally he burst into tears when we sang happy birthday and gave him his smash cake. 

Is this...poison?
Rena also had the astute observation that for a whole year you've been rescuing anything like cake they get near, but suddenly everyone is watching them and they have a giant cake in front of them...he was very suspicious.

After everyone left he calmed down and started playing with his new toys. 

Busy baby day!  

I'll post more pictures of the party itself when I get them back from my friend. She had some awesome photography software that she's going to work some magic with. You'll have to do with these pictures in the meantime. 

So what about you? Anything eventful this weekend?


  1. Awwwwwh! One year is pretty darn cute! And congrats for making it through the WHOLE YEAR. Only 17 more to go! (I kid)

    1. That's exactly what my husband said..."Just think! Only 17 more years before we can kick him out."

  2. Awww. So sweet even in this-cake-is-suspicious mode! :)

  3. So sweet. Enjoy each moment you're given with him -- even the tough ones.

    1. I am! It's crazy to think he's already one! I can see why parents are always nostalgic...

  4. Time does fly. Glad he enjoyed his birthday - other than the singing. :-D (My son's first bday, he was sick, and didn't want the cake.)

    Don't blink. Don't even blink.

  5. Haha, your kiddo's cute. I like the picture of him in the drawer, I have a similar one of my son in the washing machine.