Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

Here are a few pics of the birthday boy as a baby and toddler. I miss him as a baby. I remember the day I realized he wasn't going to be a baby for much longer. I was pregnant with my second child and it was sort of a sad day because he was such a fun baby. We were buds and after all the trials we went through together, we grew so close. I realized he was becoming more independent and didn't need me as much. It's not entirely a bad thing, not at all. But, it's sort of a sad thing for a mom. He's still a lot of fun, a huge blessing in our lives, and so full of goodness. Children are truly a gift and to be treated with all the respect in the world. On hard days, I need to stop and think about this, so I can manage to say the right things in times I'd rather not.
13 months or so
9 months
3 months


His big day

Last year's sledding party was a hit, so we decided to do one again. (Thanks to Mrs. C. Mitchell from whom I stole the idea.) It's one of those things you can't plan until the last minute after a snow storm and with the hopes for a clear, sunny Saturday. So, invitations went out a couple of days before the big day and we just had to hope the conditions were decent. The snow storm ended up being not much of one, but there was still plenty of snow and the day turned out to be pleasant.
On the invite to his classmates, I requested a caretaker to attend with their child. Sledding can be dangerous. I thought it was funny that all the caretakers were dads with the exception of Renee.
After passing out the invitations, K asked me if I gave one to Shelbie. Sure I did, I gave one to everyone in his class. Later on that day, again the same question. It wasn't until the third time, that I put two and two together. Shelbie is his kindergarten crush. I was so excited when Shelbie's mom called to RSVP. I ran downstairs to tell K and I got the cutest reaction......a huge smile, an "I've been caught" embarrassed look and as he turned away he said, "I just wanted to make sure everyone was invited so no one would get their feelings hurt." Yeah, sure. As he gets older, I'm sure his crushes won't be as obvious. so , so cute. Well, there she is featured above.




It was a great time. The kids were completely entertained. We provided a hot breakfast. Next year if we do it again I think donuts and drinks will suffice. We'll add a pinata as well.

11 comments:

lettieb said...

I am so glad for you that the party turned out well! I guess I just need to wait a few more years!! :)
Happy Birthday Koji!

ang said...

What a fun idea! Your kids are too cute!

Chris said...

Collete,

You didn't say anything about Nate's chops? I was wondering what you thought of them. I posted some pictures of our wedding day down below. Nate's in one of them.

Chris said...

that was actually nancy that said that.

the narrator said...

looks like it was fun.

Jessica Ziel said...

fun sledding party! He's gotten so big, I remember when he was born! crazy.

Carson Calderwood said...

I want to see more chops! Oh, and more cow bell!

Tiffany said...

Wow... you got fabulous pictures that day. Glad your party went so well! And I loved seeing some wedding photos below...Happy Anniversary!

Sara C. said...

Happy (late) Birthday, K!! Awesome pics! Your blog is awesome, we love to read it.

emily Redd said...

looks like a great time happy b-day K!!! We love sledding with you guys, let's go again soon!

Jessica Ziel said...

hello! I just set our blog to private, I don't know if I had the right email address for you guys, so if I blocked you email me at jkziel@gmail.com so I can fix it! See you in a few weeks (hopefully :)