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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baby's First Birthday

We were blessed to have visitors to help us celebrate Philip's 1st birthday.  My sister, brother-in-law, and niece arrived on a Thursday and my parents followed the next day.  It was so much fun to be together and to see the two kiddos interact.  We haven't all been together since Philip's baptism in October, so a lot has changed!
Breakfast time!

Having two babies in my backseat was like a dream!

On their first full day together, we took the babies to a local children's museum. It wasn't the greatest museum, but the kids had a great time!

Row, row, row your boat

This is in what we dubbed the "room of horrors."  Philip didn't like sitting in the dentist's chair.

The following day, my sister and her husband went into DC, so my parents and I took care of my niece.  We took the kids to a park in the morning and hung around at home for the rest of the day.

Watching the ducks


Proof of a successful morning - they both fell asleep on the way home
We celebrated Philip's birthday on Sunday.  

After going to church, we grilled out and enjoyed lunch on the deck. 

After naps and a walk, we opened presents and then had dinner and cake.  Then we all watched a video that I compiled of Philip's first year.

Both kids were enthralled with Philip's new workbench

Andy and I got Philip a water table for his birthday

My first double-decker cake.  A little lopsided, but it tasted good!

Philip immediately flipped his cupcake upside down.  He wasn't sure what to do with it until Andy put a piece in his mouth.  Then he had no problem finishing it off!

Olivia got a personal cupcake too

The following day we had family pictures taken.  Hopefully we will get some keepers!  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the week taken by the amateur photographers of the family (me & Dad).

My sister and her family left on the morning of Philip's birthday.  We were sorry to see them go - especially since Philip had just gotten used to having people in his house (he doesn't adapt well to change)! 

One last night together

Olivia was sad to be leaving us - you can just read it in her body language

Andy took Philip's birthday off from work and we went to a great children's museum in Baltimore. 

They had rain jackets and Crocs to borrow in the water room.
The rain jacket went down to his feet - too cute!

Philip had a great time and it really tuckered him out. He was asleep before we even left the parking garage.

My parents stayed the rest of the week and it was lots of fun to be together and watch Philip interact with his grandparents.  They even baby-sat while I went into the office for a few hours one day.  Andy and I also went out to a movie after Philip went to bed one night. 

Philip loves being with his Grandpa. 
He is the only person that Philip allows to hold him other than Andy & I.

Dad kept himself busy helping us with our list of home improvement projects. On Friday, my Mom and I went out shopping. Mom spoiled me with new clothes and we also got Philip his first pair of shoes! They are adorable. He is still getting used to them - he keeps trying to kick them off!

I can't believe his birthday has already come and gone.  We had so much fun with our family and can't wait to get together with everyone again!

1 comment:

  1. Happy 1st birthday Philip! Love that water table - got to keep that in mind for Isaac next summer :).