Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy First Birthday Braden!!

Happy Birthday Braden!! September 16th was Braden's first birthday!! We can't believe our little guy is one already! We were in Utah, so Braden got to have his birthday party with family including Grandma and Grandpa Scott, lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. Here's a quick recap of the celebration.

The cake. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but it turned out ok and Braden was happy. :) 

Getting ready to open presents with Mom and Dad.

Braden didn't exactly know what to do with all the presents, but sure liked his gifts. He also had lots of help from his cousins who helped him figure it out! 

The birthday  boy with his cake. Braden loves anything with wheels, so we thought a car cake was fitting for Braden's cake. 

It took him a few minutes, but Braden had fun ripping his cake apart. He had never had cake or frosting and really liked it. He also enjoyed the vanilla ice cream that came with the cake! 

My sweet boy enjoying his cake.

He did a pretty good job eh?!

Words can't begin to describe the joy that Braden has brought to our lives this past year. He is such a sweet baby boy and is so fun to watch learn and grow. He is definitely all boy and loves to dig in the dirt and play with sticks. His favorite place is still outside. He would spend all day outside exploring if we let him. He also loves watching trucks, airplanes, and cars. He has a big caterpillar dump truck that is by far his favorite toy. He has spent many, many hours pushing it around, climbing on it, and spinning the wheels. He also loves when his dad rough houses with him, especially when he spins him in the air. Braden is super curious and is learning so much, so fast these days. I love watching him take everything in and try to do new things. At his year check up, he weighted 20 lbs 5 oz and was 29 inches tall. Still just below average, but right on track for him. He has become a pretty good eater, but still prefers playing over eating any day. He walks really well now and just learned how to get down off of high places, like beds and couches. He is a tough kid and has taken plenty of spills and rarely cries. I could go on and on about our little guy. But simply put, he is the best! 


Kris said...

Ahem... what do you mean you were in UTAH?? You must tell me the next time you are here. That's TWO times in a row now that I've missed you. BOo. But I do understand that you have a flock of family to visit each time you come, so you won't be on my black list for long. ;) Anyway, Happy Birthday to Braden! I can't believe how fast a year goes - cute pics, cute birthday party and even cuter little boy.

Ryan and Emily said...

Just seeing your blog for the first time. So cute!! Can't believe Braden is already 1!! How did that happen? He is such a cute boy. We miss you guys!

Matt and Ashley said...

Already 1?? O my goodness-- time is movin'! Hope you guys are well miss you!

Kat and Steve said...

Cute post, Katie. That first year flies by! What a good-lookin' kid. Such a fun age. Good job on the car cake, I think it turned out so cute!

The Smith's Fridge Door said...

Katie!! I can't beleive Braden is already 1 year old!! Where did all the time go! He is so cute! I miss you guys. Let me know the next time you are in Utah. :)

Kirk and Falycia said...

My gooness! One year old! Time goes so fast. It will be fun to see you guys at Christmas.