Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentine's Weekend + Snow!

This year we celebrated Valentine's Day all weekend! Robert and I kicked off the holiday on Friday by taking Andrew lunch on his lunch break at work. We also delivered his present, a new coffee tumbler filled with one of his favorite candies - FaveReds Starburst. When we got home Robert went down for a nap and I made sugar cookies that we decorated later that evening.

Valentine's for Robert's friends
The next morning Andrew and Robert snuck out of the house while I was still sleeping to get me coffee from Starbucks and the most beautiful bouquet of light pink roses and lilies (my fave!). I also got the cutest card from Robert (that Andrew made). It has all of Robert's favorite things that he likes to do with me. Heart = melted.
That morning we also made chocolate covered strawberries. Robert may have had some of his breakfast banana dipped in chocolate too ;) He also got to eat his sugar cookie after he finished eating breakfast.
Later that morning, Grandma Smith and Aunt Ashley brought over Valentine's for Robert, including balloons, cards, animal crackers, goldfish and mini M&M's. Needless to say, he was on sugar overload! Then we went out to deliver all of Robert's Valentine cookies to his friends. That afternoon Grammie, Aunt Sarah, Daniel and Alex came over to watch Robert while Andrew and I went to a delicious sushi dinner and to see a movie. Aunt Sarah sent Andrew this precious picture while we were at dinner....Robert wore Grammie out!
The next morning Andrew and I made Valentine's pancakes. We made some regular pancakes and some pink pancakes (made with red food coloring) and used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to interchange the hearts. This was Robert's first time eating pancakes and he was a big fan!
We finished Valentine's weekend by hanging out and relaxing at the house in our pj's all day and Andrew let me pick out a chick-flick to watch while Robert napped that afternoon :)
Late Sunday night a winter storm hit our town. There was sleet hitting Robert's window and it was thunder-snowing, but to my surprise Robert slept right through it all! Andrew had to work on Monday (boo!), but we took Robert out to play in the snow as soon as Andrew got home from work. This was Robert's first time in the snow and he loved it!

Yes, mommy hit him with a snowball! He thought it was hilarious!

Thanks for stopping by to see what we've been up to! Maybe next time it won't be so long between posts!
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Robert's 1st Birthday!

Four weeks have passed since Robert's first birthday. I've been putting off writing this post because it seems like the last step in admitting that my baby is one. That twelve whole months passed in the blink of an eye. I'm already crying while writing this and I haven't even started posting pictures....this is going to be hard to get through!
I'm going to go ahead and give you a warning now: This post contains picture overload!
Robert started his birthday morning with balloons in his crib! He didn't know what to think of them at first, I think mostly because he was still half asleep, but then he decided he loved them and started bouncing all around his crib and throwing them in the air!  

Robert's Papa Jim, Andrew's dad, came over that morning since he had to work and couldn't make it to his party. Robert enjoyed opening his mega-blocks trucks and card!

Now on to the party! I chose a Charlie Brown themed party for Robert. I love Charlie Brown and watch all of the holiday specials every year on tv. (I know, I'm a kid!) I also thought Robert would make an adorable Charlie Brown, considering his blonde hair gives him the bald Charlie Brown look :) 
I couldn't have pulled off Robert's party without my mom and Andrew...between the three of us we made all of the decorations and food for the party. We even made Robert's cake and smash cake!
The little Charlie says "Thanks for coming!"
We started the party off with a dinner of frito chili pies and chili dogs. Then we dug into  cookies, puppy chow, cake and cupcakes. Sugar overload! I made Robert his very own smash cake that he could make a mess with and he wasn't interested at all. He just picked at the sprinkles until I eventually took his hand and smashed it into the cake for him. (Mean mom!) Then he tried figuring out how to get the frosting off his hand. If you read my Halloween post, I'm sensing a theme that he just really doesn't like getting dirty.

Clapping for himself as we sing to him!
"Mom, why did you do that?!"
Robert received so many great gifts for his birthday! To say that he is spoiled is an understatement!
A camo blanket made by our cousin, Makayla!
An activity chair from Grandma & Papa Smith!
We lost a sock...opening presents got crazy!
A bucket of coins from Nanny Norma!
One of my favorite moments of the day was of Robert with a bow on his head...he loved it and thought it was so funny!
And that's how Robert spent his first birthday...a day full of fun with those who love him most, family!
 A big thank you goes out to Mia for taking all of the pictures at the party!
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