Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm a mom of a 1 year old

I still can't get over that. Where has this year gone? It seems like I blinked my eyes and now he's one. Some big milestones happened in the past 2 days. It's like he knew he was turning one because he started walking.....that's right. He takes up to 7,8,9 steps at a time. He's still a little wobbly, but I can't believe it. His favorite word to say is hot dog. It kind of sounds like ot doooogggg, but it's so cute. Here are some pictures of his 1st birthday.

Watching Micky Mouse in the morning.
Birthday cupcake
Tim's mom stopped by for an extra special bday gift. Kellan did like the gift even though it looks like he's ignoring her.

I played with mommy daddy
Ended the night with a bath and story.

Best birthday ever! Thanks to everyone who wished Kellan a happy birthday.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Fair

Kellan and I headed back home to my parents for the weekend for the annual fair. Tim had a golf outing so wasn't able to join us. Kellan had many firsts this weekend. First cheesecurd (remember I live in Wisconsin), first 5K,first fair ride and first parade. He was such a good boy too for everything.

Some of my friends and I did a 5K Saturday morning. Don't get confused by that statement either...I am not a runner, never have been and never will be. So we walked, but at a fast pace.

My mom and I with Shawna and her mom
My Mom and Dad with Kellan after the run.

First fair ride.

Watching the parade

My sister in law's brother in law walks on stilts during the parade.

P.S. My big boy turns 1 on Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kellan's Birthday Party

Before I start with his party here are a couple of other things going on with Kellan.

He found that toilet paper is his friend.

I've been brushing his teeth with my finger for about a month now, but when I was at the dentist last week they gave me a brush for Kellan. He does pretty well with it.

Now onto the party. My mom and dad came into town the night before to help with Kellan and food. We spent all morning making food and setting up tables. Kellan had a good nap that morning, but no nap that afternoon so I was unsure how he would be. He had his moments.

The wreath I made. Found the idea from Mrs. Foreste - thank you.

Centerpieces. We had a shapes and color theme.

Highchair banner that reads "I am 1"

Kellan in his birthday shirt

Mama and Kellan

The family

Customized water bottles

Kellan playing with his wife Ava...haha

Cake and his smash cake

He hated his cake...cried the entire time.
Bath after the cake
Overall, the party was a success. He didn't want much to do with his gifts either. Tim and I were exausted after the day, but know that Kellan had a great time. Hard to believe my baby boy is just about 1.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kellan's Party crafts

First off, let me explain that I am not really that crafty, but I do like to try new ideas when I see them. I got this great idea from Mrs. Foreste to make wreaths with tissue paper. Then I painted a #1 and hung it in the middle. I've only done one so far, not sure if I'll try a second one. I plan on hanging this on the door just as she did.

A co-worker of mine made these custom labels for waterbottles for her one year old daughter so I thought I would try it. I printed them all on the computer and used clear packaging tape to stick them on.

I've done more, but don't have time before work to upload the pictures. After Kellan's party I'll be sure to go more into detail.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kellan's first band aid

Kellan has been so curious lately. Whenever or where ever we put him down he has to move. So when we put him down on the driveway he starts booking it, scraping his feet along the way. A scrape turned into bleeding which led to his band aid. He didn't like it so I got a few shots of him with it before he peeled it off.

Plans are really coming together for Kellan's 1st birthday in 2 weeks. I don't know how many people read this blog so if you are interested in seeing what I've done so far for his party let me know and I'll put some pictures.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nothing new is really going on right now. We finally spent a weekend at home last weekend for the first time in over a month. Tim was in the Channel 7 Golf outing and ended up winning the B Flight. Here he is with his trophy.

Since Tim was golfing all weekend Kellan and I just hung out. He tried some ice cream....

Ate with big boy utensils....

And was just having fun being a boy.....