Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday West!

Wow! We can't believe he's already one! Sorry we procrastinated our blogging and had to do 3 posts in one night, but we'll start off with Weston since he's our favorite!

My Mom, Sister and Brother-in-law got to fly out for the big party (unfortunately grandpa got left behind, but we're glad we got to see him a few weeks ago!) West loved having Grandma and Aunt Taylor and Uncle James around. He couldn't stop showing off. He exhausted himself so well everyday that he actually stopped doing his 2am wake-up and is sleeping through the night (knock on wood!)

We started the day off with a trip to our favorite place EFRC (the Exotic Feline Rescue Center)

Everytime Weston would get upset James would blame it on the gloves (sorry buddy, we didn't come too prepared!) In reality, he just wanted to get inside the fences with the lions and tigers!

We ordered pizza to eat while we got ready for the party and Weston decided that he was still hungry and wanted to eat Grandma's pizza too...he snatched it right out of her hand. I guess he gets the pizza gene from his dad!

Weston loves balls right now so Taylor made a darling invitation and we had a ball party. I bought a bunch of balls and balloons for the kids to play with and we had all different kinds of "ball" cupcakes. It was a lot of fun.

West was a little distracted by all the balls and his friends playing with them to open presents, but he eventually figured it out!

His big present was a basketball hoop from Dad. He still needs a little help, but LOVES it when we cheer for him!

He was a little timid at first and even cried during the song, but he figured out it was cake in front of him pretty quick! Eric's favorite was watching him eat the handful of ice cream!

I had to throw this one in...I love the look on Weston's face watching the girls play with his basketball hoop!

We had so much fun at the party and hanging out the rest of the weekend with the fam...

I have to say... I think Sadie was the favorite guest. Weston kept following her around, tackling her, and hugging her. She was so patient with him!

Grandma got Weston this book for his birthday and when I sat down on the floor to read it with him, he picked it up and took it over to Grandma...I guess it's going to be "their book."

West was pretty wiped out from the weekend and enjoyed some cuddle time with Grandma.

I'm pretty sure he would have gone home with them if we let him...It's back to the same old same old now, but it was a GREAT weekend! Thanks for coming guys!

Weston Update: He's now 31.5 inches tall and 25Lbs 13oz. That keeps in the 95th percentile for height, but he's tailing off in the weight catagory...only 90th percentile.

We love this guy. He's all over the place now, and loves being the center of attention. He's learning to communicate more and more. If he's upset and you guess right at what he wants he says "yeah." If your wrong...he keeps crying. He's got a few words down: Mama and Dada, yeah, nana (Banana), dader (Danger), and eh-O (Hello-only when he's on the phone)

We're so grateful for the amazing friends and family we have that have been able to share his 1st year with us! Thank you!


Taylor! said...

So fun!!!! He is the greatest! He'll be a teenager before we know it! I'm so glad we could be there for his first bday !

Erika Hanks said...

That is hilarious ...I almost did the ball theme for Carson's birthday too!!! I was super close but just ran out of time to practice doing ball cupcakes! I couldn't believe it when I read your blog about it! Anyways, his party looked so fun! Love the invites!!! What a cute kid!

Jessie said...

How fun that your family got to come out for West's birthday! We wish we could have been there too! I love your ball cupcakes. They are so cute! Jay says that the picture of West eating pizza brought a tear to his eye.

We are counting down the days until Hannah and Weston get to play together!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday West! What a cute kid. Seriously, he is adorable.

maugers said...

What a fun birthday! I never thought you'd have a 90th percentile weight baby! Or, I guess big boy :)

Harper Family said...

I can't believe he's already one! That looked like a really fun party. Glad you guys are doing so great!

Jaime And Kalen said...

Fun party, love the cake pictures and all that blonde hair he has. Him and Wynter look like they could be brother and sister with those blue eyes and light hair! Happy Birthday, and congratulations for making it through the first year! We hope to see you guys soon!

Dusty and Joslin said...

NO WAY! i cannot believe it's been a year! He is so cute! GOOD WORK! :)

Let the Good Times Roll said...

Wow, the little guy turned one. He is so cute you guys. Love the party idea and the invite, so cute. We got Lance the ball hoop for Christmas last year, it has definitely been an awesome purchase! Did I see you guys were coming to the Tbird party on the 30th? Hope to see you soon!

George and Ashley said...

I seriously can't believe he is already one!! Time flies. I wish we lived close by so we could have come to the ball party, it looked like fun.

Can't wait to see you guys over Christmas!!