Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Walker is ONE!!!

It happened my baby turned one on Friday!  I really cannot believe how fast this past year has flown by.  It definitely goes faster with the second child then the first.

Walker had a great first birthday.  We spent the day at home getting ready for his party and let him open our gift to him and play.  Later that night we went to Mexican for his birthday dinner.  We didn't do too much since Saturday was party day!

Enjoying breakfast on his birthday

Trying to open our gift to him

The box is always more fun then the actual gift!

Saturday was his party and I did a sail boat theme.  I think everything turned out cute and I kept things really easy and just ordered pizza instead of making all of the food.  It was a great day celebrating our sweet boy with family and friends!

Cake, smash cake, and cupcakes all decorated by my sister

Singing Happy Birthday to Walker

Our family

He loved his cake!!!!!

Checking out all of his gifts

It was such a great day!  Today Walker had his one year well check and he is doing great.  He grew a lot from his 9 month check up!!

Weight:  24lbs-- 86%
Height:  30 in-- 55%

Poor baby had 3 shots so he was not a happy camper when we left, but other then that he is a healthy happy boy.

Walker is now standing on his own and walking behind push toys.  I have a feeling within the month he will be walking all on his own.  It is so much fun watching him grow up.  He has the best personality and we just love his so much!  

We love you Walker!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July!!

We had a low key 4th this year.  Our plan was to go see fireworks on the night of the 3rd with some friends, but Bennett ended up feeling sick that night.  It was weird it came on really fast and was gone by the next morning.  Not sure what got his stomach upset, but I was relieved it turned out to be nothing.  Sadly we missed seeing fireworks so we picked some up so we could have something fun to do at home.

On the 4th it was raining which is becoming the norm around here.  It has rained everyday for the past couple of weeks.  We just ran out to the mall and grabbed lunch to get out of the house.  Later that evening my dad came over to cook out with us.  Bennett was beyond excited to have Pop Pop over!

After dinner we went outside to set off some fireworks and light our sparklers.  Bennett was so excited until the fireworks actually went off then he was so freaked out and stood inside the rest of the time watching from the window!

Walker's first 4th of July!

Sweet boy

Bennett watching the fireworks go off

He ended up hiding over here 

It was a pretty uneventful day but we had a lot of fun.  Hopefully next year the weather cooperates better and no one feels sick so we can finally go see a real fireworks show!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bennett's First Movie

Bennett has grown to love certain movies and one of those being Monsters, so when Monsters University came out he kept asking to see it.  Last week we figured why not go ahead and take him and see how he does sitting through an entire movie.  At home he never sits through an entire movie, so I wasn't sure if he would enjoy going to a theatre or not.

He was so excited to go!  We were waiting for Jeremy to get home from work so he could be here with Walker and Bennett kept saying "let's go mom!", he didn't want to wait for Jeremy to get home he was just ready to get going.  Once Jeremy got home we headed out.  Our first stop was Target to pick out some treats.  The treats I bought at Target would have cost $30 at the theatre so I went the cheap route :)  After Target we went to Chick-fil-A per Bennett's request and had dinner together.  Bennett really loved having one on one time.  He kept saying "Daddy and Walker are at home, it is just me and you Mommy".

We still had some time after we ate before the movie started so I went ahead and bought our tickets. The theatre is next to an outdoor shopping area so we just walked around until it was time to see the movie.  Bennett was really excited once we sat in our seats.  The previews came on and he thought a few of them were really funny.  At one point he was still laughing after everyone stopped and all you could hear in the theatre was Bennett laughing, it was really cute (at least to me)!

The movie started and Bennett did great.  At one point he got a little antsy and sat in my lap for a few minutes but other then that he was fine to sit in his seat.  He sat through the whole thing and even through the credits.  He did not want to leave!  Of course at the end of the credits there was another short scene so I am sure now he thinks after every movie he needs to sit through the credits to see more of the movie.

At dinner

He loves the water fountains, so we hung out here to kill time before the movie

So excited!!

Even more excited now that he has some candy :)

It was a really fun night and I loved having one on one time with Bennett.  Jeremy is going to take him to his next movie and Bennett can't wait to go back!