Saturday, January 29, 2011

Braden's Birthday

So this post is about his actual birthday, not the birthday party, which happened today. So much happened that I'm going to blog about that, hopefully tomorrow.

Anyway, Braden's birthday started when he woke up just before 8AM, which coincidentally (or not?) is when he was born! Danika had a sleepover with us the night before so we all went into Braden's room to get him up and we sang him happy birthday! He was so smiley and happy. Then I made him pancakes for breakfast and he got his first taste of maple syrup!
Jay picked out this Cat bulldozer for Jay and he got to have one present early! He loves it and goes "brrrm! brrrrm!" when he plays with it. Such a little boy already! Then Braden got to meet his new kitty Gus for the first time (more on that later) and he absolutely LOVED him, of course!
Jay took Danika home, he came back and then we had Braden's 1 year professional photos done. After that, Braden had a great afternoon nap, and while he napped I decorated the house for his party. We also did his monthly giraffe picture, as posted below...and this was what he thought at the end of allllllll the picture-taking he had to endure yesterday:
But as soon as we left his room, he was happily walking with Dad...
He'll even walk with just 1 hand now...but not often and not for long!
Then after supper and a was night, night time. I had a few things to do, so I got Jay to read him his bedtime story. Jay picked "Green Eggs & Ham", and to those familiar with the is LONG. Repetitive and long! Well..Braden is so good with signing "done" that he signed and said done not even halfway through the book, and then 2 pages later he pushed the book away and signed/said done again! I love that we have a child who loves to go to sleep!
So we had a wonderful 1st birthday day with Braden, and I'm actually quite glad that it worked out to be just the 3 of us, it was very special.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Braden!!!

    (what a great cake :) and adorable pictures.


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