WARNING - this is a long one.
Well, my baby boy turned 1 year-old today (sniff sniff). I was looking through some pictures from the past year and I realized how much he has changed since he was born. I'm pretty sure he's spent some period of time looking like every single relative of both Adam and myself, and now he has settled on his own look.
Over the past 12 months Harrison has managed to:
- roll both ways (front to back at 3 weeks...yikes!)
- hold his head up
- sit up
- army crawl
- scoot across the floor on his bum
- walk/almost run with a prop or holding one hand
- say: Mama, Dada, Ella, what's that (sounds a little different than that, but I know that's what he's saying), uh-oh, vroom vroom
- cut 7 teeth...almost 8
- eat real food
- visit Sick Kids (and stayed overnight in a hotel for the first time!)
- make his first best-friend (Ella)
- steal our hearts
An now on to the birthday party pictures! We threw a 'Milk and Cookies' first birthday party for our little Harry. I can't take any credit for the theme (thank you Pinterest!), but I did manage to do most things myself and therefore keep the costs pretty low. Here's a look at the party:
The party's 'focal point' as I like to call it.
|Cookies and milk on the left, cake in the middle, veggies and fruit on the right.|
Here's a better look at the cake. I used a recipe for a two-layer 9 inch round yellow cake. I used white butter cream in the middle and dyed the rest of the frosting brown (it's not chocolate icing). It's supposed to look like a gigantic cookie...hence the chocolate chips all over the place.
More importantly, here's a better look at the treats!
Here are the home made party hats. I also made some for Ella's birthday which you can check out here. I'm planning a post on how to make these, so you can watch for it in the future. I definitely recommend putting string or elastic to help keep them on the kids' heads. I forgot that this time around.
Now for some fun.
|Harry and cousin Riley swinging|
|A glance of the party in action.|
|The birthday boy in his birthday shirt.|
I drew a number 1 onto a piece of paper and used this to trace onto the fabric. I bought two types of fabric scrap (blue and green with swirls) and cut the number 1 a bit smaller in the green fabric. Next I used a couple drops of fabric glue to attach them together and then to the onesie (I just used a onesie he already had). Finally, I sewed around the edge of the number 1 to keep it in place on the shirt - by the way, that is very tricky!
|Sew cute ; )|
|This is a job for Daddy|
|Harry abandoned the gift opening for the sand table. Adam has a few extra helpers though!|
|Ella has already swiped one of Harrison's new toys.|
And of course, we can't forget cake time.
|He may be a little tired here...he only had one nap that day...or it could also be the double hat thing that's annoying him.|
|He seemed a little confused.|
|After a few minutes, he figured out it was food and dug right in.|
|And he kept going...definitely my son.|
Lastly, we tried to get a picture of Ella, Harry and cousin Riley with their new Texas cowboy and cowgirl hats. It was only partially successful.
|Two out of three ain't bad :D|
I also have to post some pictures from today- his actual birthday. The party was held on the weekend.
|He got to use Ella's toy birthday cake. It sings and you can blow out the candles.|
|He opened his presents from Mommy, Daddy and Ella|
|Well, he opened part of one and Ella took care of the other one.|
|Daddy is taking too long opening the box, so Harry is on his way over to help.|
|Finally! He gets to take his new toy for a spin...and he gets stuck.|
Thanks to everyone that sent a Happy Birthday message. Hope you enjoyed the birthday pictures!