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Friday, February 13, 2009

Chase Turns ONE!

Warning: This post contains what could be considered "picture overload", due to first time parents who think their kid is the cutest thing in the world!

Chase turned ONE this week! Wow -- I think I was more sentimental on this day than I was when he was born. In my defense, I went through a lot of complications while giving birth and so while it was great to have a baby I was also dealing with a lot of other "stuff". I truly enjoyed Chase's first birthday, without having to worry about anything else but being with my kiddo.

In the morning, Chase & I went to the store together to get the last couple of ingredients I needed for his birthday cake. He was mesmerized by all the valentine balloons all over the store, so I bought a red balloon for him and he seemed excited by it -- until it got too close, which made him extremely nervous; it was too cute!

About mid-day, I realized that I hadn't purchased birthday candles for the cake and by this time had decided to make cupcakes -- easier for our small family of 3 to avoid eating an entire cake, since we could freeze some cupcakes & share some at a meeting that I had coming up later in the week. So, it was off to the store again to buy the candles & cupcake wrappers.

When we returned home, there was a box at the front door. My sweet husband had sent me flowers with a message, "It may be his birthday, but you did all the work!" It made my day, and yes, made me even more emotional! Chase enjoyed playing with the bubble wrap that came in the package (completely supervised, of course).

When Jeff came home from work, we had a quick dinner of Chase's favorite foods (hot dogs & french fries). Then we headed to the mall for ice cream and a ride on some of the coin operated toys. How can a little boy instinctively know to turn the steering wheel back & forth? He really enjoyed the fun at the mall, as did we!

Back at the house, Chase got to unwrap presents and enjoy his birthday cupcake, once he figured out that it was something he was supposed to eat & not just a toy. We had fun spending the rest of the evening playing with his new toys. What a blessing it is to have this cute little boy in our lvies!


"So, I'm supposed to eat this thing?!

"Alright, its bubble wrap!"

Keeping an eye on that balloon . . . who knows what its up to!

And that's my birthday boy!


  1. It sounds like a very successful birthday! And that's the SWEETEST thing ever--Jeff sending you the flowers with that card! Very nice!

  2. He is so adorable and 100% BOY!