Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Elijah Turns 1

It is hard to belive that it was an entire year ago Elijah was born! It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. Who would have thought that just one year later we would be getting ready for another hospital visit for baby number two! (Just one month away now!)
We had a small family party at my parents house in Moody and Elijah was showered with attention! His favorite part of the day seemed to be getting to eat the cake with his hands! We decided to serve everyone their pieces of cake and give him the leftover 3rd of the cake to do with as he pleased. He molded that thing like a beautiful sculpture, but was sure to share with Daddy some of his treasured "clay". Then, when it came to opening presents, the wrapping paper seemed to be of more interest, but boy did he rake in on all the wonderful gifts. (Thank you guys so much!!)
My best friend, Melissa, brought her kiddos Alex (4) and Carson (7m) down for the party and Alex was a big help. When Elijah couldn't blow out the candle on his cake...Alex helped; when Elijah didn't know how to open the gifts...Alex helped. :) It made me excited to think that Elijah will be the one helping next year as our next baby eventually turns one and Elijah will then be the big brother that is two! :)
Here are some videos from the day!

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Here we are singing Happy Birthday to Elijah and Alex helping to blow out the candle.

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Here is Elijah getting his first taste of cake! I made Red Velvet cake with cream cheese icing and he loved it, although it dyed everything red, including his hands and face! :)

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And, last but not least, here is Elijah opening some of his gifts! You will notice he had to lost his shorts at this point...they were also covered in red velvet love, but you know how I feel about how babies look in their diapers anyway. (Much cuter than clothes in my opinion!)

We took a ton of pictures and I promise I will put some of those up soon! :)

Lots of love-

Rachel

1 comment:

  1. awwww!!! So cute!!! Alex was such a good helper too, i loved it!!! Wish we could have been there....we'll be there to celebrate him turning 2!!!! :)
    hugs,
    Sal

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