Monday, November 16, 2015


Walker turned the big 1 on a Monday but the weekend before we spent a low key weekend together as a family and my sister came in town so I want to include a few pictures from those days too.  

That Friday afternoon we went out for Elle's weekly Friday treat as a family.  We went to Holli's sweet tooth and then walked over to Tokros to get Elle and Kenny's hair cut.  They get their hair cut by the same girl (Christy) that has cut my hair since college.  While she was cutting their hair I asked her if she would trim a couple of longish pieces on Walker's little head.  She did so graciously and I joked with her that this wasn't his true first hair cut because it was so on the fly.  But she kept his little snips for me and gave me a little date card and then took a picture of me, Elle and Walker.  Kenny thought we were being silly so wouldn't get in the picture.  
 Look at my little man.  Looks so much older just from a little trim.

Saturday was really rainy and yuck.  It rained all day.  Annie and I did get out for a few errands but mostly we all hung out at home and watched football.  Luckily there were some really good games on. We all went for breakfast at the country club in the morning.
 We took some pictures while we waited.

 Elle and Nannee coloring together while we watched football.

So Monday was the big day! Our precious little baby boy was turning one year old! I know I already did a flashback with some pictures but I did lots of reminiscing that day!  It is hard to believe that he was so little and how he has grown over the year. We don't do a whole lot for first birthdays but we did make sure that Walker felt loved and celebrated.  Every time someone sang Happy Birthday he would get this look on his face like why do people keep singing this song to me.  Elle had school but Kenny and I took Walker to lunch to spend a little time with him.
He enjoyed playing with his truck and a bagel with ham egg and cheese and some fruit.

In the evening we had a family dinner together and let Walker open his presents which Elle was very happy to help with.  We got him a train that rolls and plays music and a fire truck.  He likes things with wheels right now.  He is also loving anything that plays music because he has started dancing and I love it!
 Opening and playing with presents.

 After dinner we plopped Walker in his high chair for his birthday cupcake.  Proving once again that he is totally different than Elle he went for that cupcake full force.  It was immediate and he ate the entire thing.  Double fisting and eating all of it.  Making a HUGE mess in the process.  Sweet boy.  When we gave Elle her first birthday cupcake she daintily swiped at the icing once.  Licked it.  Took a small bite of the cake party and was done.  She still to this day isn't the biggest sweet eater. Not our Walker though.
 His first couple of bites.
 Two hands full of cupcake.
 This picture reminds me of Bruce in Matilda when he eats the chocolate cake.
Finishing up and headed for an unplanned dip in the tub.

While it was a simple day celebrating Walker's first birthday it was still very special.  We are so very proud of Walker and love him so immensely.  I am so grateful to have him in our family and to see how he has carved out a place.  Elle has changed so much as his big sister and he adores her.  Walker Happy First Birthday! We love you!

And since the post is a week late I took him to the doctor today for his well visit and shots. Sniff sniff.  I thought I would include his stats since there is no way I would remember them otherwise.  He is a growing boy!

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