Saturday, March 21, 2009

Stuart's Birthday (aka "The one with all the pictures"

On Stuart's actual birthday, we let him open a few presents. He was thrilled to add a few more bouncy balls to his collection.

He just looks so big!

He got his first taste of a cupcake, too.

At the actual party, the kids were content to scoot around on riding toys and play with balloons and balls.

I don't think he was even reaching for anyone in this picture. I'm pretty sure he was just celebrating.

Stuart loves his Uncle Shawn.

Can't tell by his expression, but Stuart was thrilled to get to eat pizza. We couldn't keep him from shoving more in his mouth before chewing and swallowing.

He got one good look at his cake and then...

He started digging in.

He had an audience, too.

He decided not to use a fork.

Stuart wasn't taking a break from eating just to get his picture taken.

These kids are up to no good!

Can you tell it used to be a cake?

We had to drag Stuart away from the cake. He would have eaten the whole thing if we'd let him. But he thought it was hilarious that Daddy was showing off his mess.

Had to throw the poor child in the bathroom sink to clean him up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stuart is 1!

My precious baby Stuart is a year old. I can hardly believe it. This last year has been a wild ride, but we've been so blessed by his addition to our little family. We've come a long way.

Stuart crawls around this house like he owns the place. He's FAST! (as was his labor!) He is such a laid-back, go-with-the-flow child. He takes life in stride and thinks just about anything is hilarious. I doubt he'll walk any time soon, but he's quite content to get around at his own leisure.
Stuart loves his big sister, even though she sometimes pesters him. One day (not too far from now) he'll be bigger than her and put her in her place.
We're a lucky family and can't wait to see what the next year brings for our sweet one.
Happy Birthday Big Boy!