Thursday, February 5, 2009

My baby is 1 year old!!!

Tuesday was Blake's first birthday. How time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital but it also feels like we have had him forever. How he went from this.......














to this...........














I have no idea. Blake is such an amazing part of mine and Ryan's lives. We love him so much and can't imagine what we would do without him. He is such a boy already and loves his daddy so much. He is learning so much every day and it amazes me how much he can do. This past couple of months Blake has learned to do so much. He loves to pull himself up to standing positions and is starting to cruise around furniture. He isn't quite sure about the walking part yet but he knows how to get to where he is going quicker than I can notice that he is gone. I don't know what my life would be like without him. I love when he looks up at me and smiles so big that it makes me want to cry. I love when he gives me sloppy wet kisses and when he snuggles down in my arms and we stare in each other's eyes. I love being his mother and can't ever remember not having him when it has only been one short year. He keeps me busy and I love it. He is such a blessing in my life and I love him so much.
For Blake's birthday we had a little party for him on Saturday. We had Grandma and Grandpa Orme, Michael and Sarah, Jill , Matthew and Great Grandma Kircher from my family. Then Matt and Angie (Ryan's brother and wife) and Matt and Kali (Ryan's best friend and his girlfriend) both came from Rexburg to celebrate with us. We also had my friend Molly and her husband and baby come over. We had pizza for dinner, opened presents and gave him his birthday cake. Blake's birthday cake this year was so fun to make. I have made cake before but never like this. I have never made a themed cake or really even decorated one much but I do have to say that it turned out so cute. Needless to say Blake was a pro at eating the cake. We gave his a very large piece and he ate it all. He was such a mess after but it was definitely worth it to see. It was such a fun night and I am so happy that everyone came to celebrate with us.

On Tuesday which was his real birthday, we got up and took Blake to get his pictures done. We ended up recreating a pose that we had done at the same place when he was 3 months old. It turned out so cute. Then that night I made him and everyone else pancakes for dinner because that is one of his favorite foods. It was a good day and I wish he would have known that it was his birthday. Here are some pictures of the party and his birthday. Hope you enjoy!!!
































































9 comments:

Joy said...

There's nothing like kids to make you realize how fast time goes. Blake is such a handsome boy - happy birthday, Blake! I miss you guys.

Lara said...

What a cutie! I wish we were there to celebrate with you!! I LOVE that cake! Good job! How in the world did you do that??? I need to get on the ball and make themed cakes for my family..maybe someday.

Happy Birthday, Blake!!!!

Janssen said...

Those balloon pictures are adorable. Happy Birthday to him!

Mandi said...

I am glad to know your guys are doing so well. That cake is awesome. I made my first cake a few weeks ago. Nothing compared to yours.. It's on my blog if you want to check it out. So cool, Happy Birthday Blake!!

Carolyn and Mark said...

What a cute cake. I wish I knew how to do that. 1st birthdays are so much fun, I can't believe he is 1, what a cutie.

Lindzie said...

wow...that cake is amazing! you did a great job!

Matt & Jen Hanks said...

That cake is awesome!!! I have always wanted to learn how to make cool cakes like that, especially for when I have kids one day! You are quite the crafy one!

The Rigbys said...

Hey Heather! I found your blog address from facebook. These are such great ways to keep in contact! It looks like your little boy had a great 1st birthday! What a cutie!

Alyson said...

Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday dear Blake.. Happy birthday to you!!! Love you guys!!