Yes, it's true. My little miracle baby turned ONE today! I was able to take a lot of time today to remember what a blessing he was, and is to us. Four years was a long time to wait, but by golly, he made every waited second worth it!
We started the day by going to the doctor. Here we all are in anticipation...wondering if Cole gained enough weight to sit in his front facing big boy carseat...
The verdict is in!
18 pounds and NOT big enough for the big boy carseat!
(it's okay buddy, you're a big boy to mommy and daddy!)
Cole's doctor arrived and exclaimed that we have a "pipsqueak" on our hands...but we still made it on the charts, by 4 percent! Cole only gained 4 ounces since his 9 month appointment, because he is so BUSY and burns off everything he eats.
Because Cole is still sick, we were able to put off his vaccinations. After the doctor, we went to buy Cole his birthday present. He loved looking at all of the pretty fish!
Then on to birthday preparations.
Brooke had told me to buy a "smash" cake at Target for Cole's birthday, but I thought that was silly...I could totally make my own! Well, after about 30 seconds of complete failed disaster, I was calling Shane to see if Target could save the day at the last minute.
And they delivered! $1.80 very well spent.
Invitations had been sent...and we waited for guests to arrive.
Cole's pictures from the past year
The sick birthday boy right before his party started. He was so pleasant despite not feeling well.
I had a proud mommy moment during the cake smash: Cole would only touch the cake if he had a spoon to eat it with! The frosting that is covering his body is from his DAD trying to get him to smash into the cake!
That's my boy.
a few cousins helping Cole with his gifts...
and mommy helped too.
The big part of Cole's birthday was that he was getting a new "big boy" bedroom from mom and dad. Since finding out about baby boy #2, we had to decide what to do about bedrooms, and in the end, we changed our office into a new bedroom for Cole.
Cole's new birthday fish, Finn.
His bedding is made up of vintage airplanes in blue with accents of orange, which is how we decided on how to do the painting.
We painted a sunset on 3 16x20 inch canvases, and then painted on a silhouette of an airplane in black. It turned out way better than we had expected, and it cost us less than $10 to do!
Now let's see if he'll sleep in here...