Tuesday, July 20, 2010



ONE year ago, today:
The Monkey cake

He's ONE, he's 1! HE IS ONE! My little monkey is one. I can't believe a year ago I was just bringing him home from the hospital. He had to use one of those billy-blanket thingies for his jaundice. He looked like a glow-worm. Now it's been a year and he's SO much FUN!
I know I haven't blogged much recently, but I'm getting back into it now. Unfortunately, I've been "recovering" from work. I had no idea that I would be so tired after working 198 hours in 11 days.....you do the math.
We had a little birthday party for him last weekend, but because his auntie and cousins couldn't come, we had ANOTHER birthday party for him on his ACTUAL birthday. You can read all about his first party here

The second party was less of an event, but just as fun. We spent the day with the three little girls (his cousins) at the beach, at the mall and running through the sprinklers - poor baby E was about to fall asleep in his highchair so we brought out his ice-cream cake and the girls took turns feeding him. Little Julia was the funniest (one bite for baby E, take a look around, make sure no one is looking, one bite for Julia, repeat).

He FINALLY got his top teeth in. It seems like within a week he got not one but THREE teeth up top. He's also mastered the art of standing on his own and "walking" along the couch. He loves bathtime, but HATES getting his head wet. It is a two-man job to wash his hair. He has learned that throwing a ball is a sure way to make mommy laugh and he does it ALL THE TIME! He will chase/throw/chase his ball for HOURS.

I really love this little guy! I've been so blessed to have this happy, joyful, fun, totally adorable little boy.


  1. And we are blessed too! One to have HIM and one to have YOU and know that you are so happy! Love you!!!

  2. YAY!!! You are back to blogging...I know you've been busy so I've been patiently waiting, checking every so often for new pictures of E & of course party pictures!! :) Checked out your mom's blog too - loved her story of the day since we couldn't be there & your VERY COOL idea of sending everyone home with a pic of E from different months of his first year. I may have to steal that idea some day if you don't mind... :) You did such a great job with the theme, cake, etc, etc, & you are such a WONDERFUL mom! I love how much you love E & how happy you and J are - two of the most important things in life - love & happiness! Glad you are recovering from work & we;ll be watching for more pics!! Love, Aunt Catherine (& Uncle Justin too!)

  3. Catherine-I don't know if you are aware of this-so I'm just throwing it out there for you. When you go to my blog-at the very bottom of that post about BabyE's birthday there is a little line that says "Becoming BabyE". If you click on that it will take you to all the posts that I have written about BabyE in the past. Just thought you might get a kick out of it. NanaDiana

  4. He is so so so so so cute! I loved when Julia fed him his cake. I forgot all about that... so funny to watch. Love you and baby E.