Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas From Will, Jaye and Liam!

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis

Mommy and Liam

O Christmas Tree (and lovely no sew ruffle tree skirt)

Melissa Bradfield Photography

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Liam's First Birthday!!!!

We had a birthday party for Mr. Liam yesterday and although I was stressed out during the day, the party went well and everyone had lots of fun. We decorated with a red, white and silver theme (candy canes, actually). We served Snowflake Cocoa topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, Peppermint and Vanilla Cake Pops (some covered in crushed candy canes), Pizza Pops (or Rolls), Mini Pigs in a Blankets and Sugar Cookies. Nothing too fancy but the kids loved everything. After everyone snacked, Liam was given another cake to smash but this time he didn't seem interested in eating, mostly just sticking his fingers in the cake.
After a little while, we went to the fun part: the presents. He got lots of cool stuff and has been playing with all of them (although Daddy seems to like the Lil' Kawasaki ATV Liam got from Grandpa and Grandma). We'll be back in the next few days with more pictures from our amazing photographer, Melissa Bradfield! For now, here are lots of pictures from Liam's big day.

Birthday Morning
Playing Outside with Daddy
Birthday Bow
Smash Cake
Table Decor
Cake Pops

Opening Presents with lots of help
ATV from Grandpa and Grandma
My niece Jaydelynn
The Perfect End to Liam's Day

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Santa's Coming! I know him!"

Anyone recognize that "Elf" quote?! Love that movie. Anyways, Liam got to see Santa today. I thought we were going to have a meltdown but he just sat on Santa's lap. He looked up at him and then lightly touched Santa's cheek. It was all smiles and waving from there!

Liam and Santa 2011
In other news, our little man will be one in two days! We took birthday/family pictures on Sunday and are in the process of planning his birthday. This has definitely been an interesting, fun yet tiring week and it's only Wednesday! We will be back soon with lots of pictures and one year appointment stats.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Little Man is Growing Up (Big Boy Car Seat)

After months of carrying Liam around in the Chicco KeyFit 30, we made the decision to pick up a new car seat. I've talked about this before but we kept putting it off until this past weekend. I had to work at my base and carrying Liam to and from the car multiple times made me realize that it was time.

After work on Saturday, we made a trip to Babies "R" Us to take a look around and make a purchase. After lots of looking and thinking and buying things that had nothing to do with car seats, we made a decison.

Safety 1st Complete Air 65
A nice BRU employee helped me take the box to the car and then we realized that the box would not fit in the Mustang. After taking the seat out of the box, we were able to get the seat in the car but waited until this week to set it up. Oh, and by the way, we love it! He looks so big in it!