Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy first birthday to me! I had a great day today spending it with Mama, Daddy, and Ayla. I got lots of specials treats to eat today and skyped with a lot of family. Mama gave me cereal with marshmallows in it for breakfast! I also had a chocolate chip pancake (made from scratch) and I nibbled on a Smiley Face cookie that Oma and Opa sent me all the way of Pittsburgh. BeBe and Pappy came over for dinner and I really enjoyed the garlic bread! Daddy made a pulled pork for dinner, which I didn't really like (maybe it was the texture??) but I sure did eat that bread.

I got lots of cool birthday presents which include a little drum set (from Mama, Daddy, and Ayla) A fire station house with a car and a boat for the bathtub (from Oma and Opa), Megablocks and a Megablocks table (from BeBe and Pappy), a bowling set and book (from Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica, Mallory and Logan), and a gift card from "Auntie" Barbara. If I forgot any, I apologize. Our house looks like a toys store with Christmas and my birthday being so close together. Hee Hee!

Here are pictures and videos from today.....

The day started with my birthday present. Ayla helped me open it....
Testing out my new drum set with Ayla....

Cereal with marshmallows..yum!
I picked out all of the marshmallows first.
Hee Hee!

Chocolate chip pancake!

Don't even think that I am going to share
any of this with you, Mama.

Do I have any chocolate on my face?
I got a  big present in the mail from Oma
and Opa!

We skyped while I opened it.

Giving kisses.

Ayla is such a big help when it comes
to opening presents.

I got a Smiley Face cookie from
Oma and Opa.

Ayla did too!
Exactly one year old at 2:56 p.m.

Birthday boy!

Photo shoot time.

I sat still for about one second.


Can I eat my drum stick?

Even though I have a room full of toys,
I played with my baby wipes. Oh my!

This bag is as big as me!

Pappy helped me open this one.

  Birthday dinner
Mm! Mm! Mm! Garlic bread!

Checking out my  new Megablocks table.

Ayla likes it too.

Family picture time.
Here is my 1 year questionnaire:
Height: We will have to try and get this within the next few days.
Weight: We'll have to get this too.
Sleeping Patterns: My sleeping patterns is a bit off since Mama and Daddy are home for Christmas break. I've still been going to bed around 7:00 and waking up between 5:00 and 6:00. Mama will give me a little bit of milk and put me back down and I'll go back to sleep for another hour or two. Since I've been sleeping longer, I nap longer, which means that right now I am taking one nap around noon every day.
Eating Habits: Again, if it's food, I eat it. I am now drinking whole milk all of the time.
New Foods I like: I had my first sweets: a shortbread cookie at Christmas, and all of the goodies I had for my first birthday (marshmallows, chocolate chip pancakes, and a smiley face cookie). Stay tuned for my birthday party blog when I get to try my first cake and frosting!
New Discoveries I made: Mama thinks that I have actually made a connection with the word "Dada" and Daddy. (Still no Mama!). I also wave bye-bye pretty consistently now.
My Accomplishments: I've grown more teeth....two more on the bottom. I think that makes 14! I did take 3 steps the other day but Mama thinks that was a fluke. I crawl way to fast to try this whole walking thing! Haha!
Places I Went: We went to see the Christmas lights in McAdenville.
Special Memories: Everything Christmas....Our Christmas Sweater Party, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and of course, celebrating my first birthday!
Current Likes: I love all of my new toys that I got for Christmas and my birthday, Ayla, and food.
Current Dislikes: When Mama leaves the room. She's been home for a week and a half now and I LOVE when she is around. The second she leaves the room, I turn on those tears. I am a Mama's boy even if I don't say the word.

Happy New Year to all! Sending lots of hugs and kisses!!

A Year of Hayden

Here's a look back at my monthly pictures. Mama can hardly believe that I am one! Where has this year gone?!? Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for my birthday blog.....
Happy New Year 2014!
I am not even a old yet in this picture.
1 month old
2 months old
3 months old
4 months old
5 months old
6 months old - half a year! Woah!
7 months old
8 months old
9 months old - silly boy!
10 months old
11 months old - I wanted nothing to
do with that photo shoot.
1 year old - taken exactly at 2:56 p.m.
That's the time I entered this world!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Silly Boy

Here are some silly pictures of me from the past couple of days and some videos too. Can you believe that I will me one tomorrow?!?!?
New hair style....
Courtesy of bacon grease.
Hey there, good looking!
Baby in a box.
Where are you going to ship me off to Mama?
Here are some videos that capture my silly personality:
Checking myself out with "bacon hair":

"Singing" along to Opa Richard's Happy Birthday song:
Just being silly in my yellow chair...I basically attack Mama's phone at the end. Hahaha!
Playing with my new toy from Uncle Guenni, Aunt Michelle, Kai and Nora. I got the hang of it pretty quickly.

Doing what I do best....eating:
Stay tuned for more birthday blogs tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

McAdenville Lights

On December 23rd, we ventured out to finally see the lights in McAdenville. It's a small town near us that is known as "Christmas Town USA" because the whole main stretch of road has houses decorated with lights. It's free to drive through so of course there is A LOT of traffic. I really enjoyed the lights and Hayden seemed to like looking at them too. Mama even brought cookies for us to eat in the car! Yum! Here are some pictures. Next year, we may actually park at walk. It was kind of rainy this year.

Ready to go!


There were a whole bunch of these big trees.







Just checking out the lights.



There was a little pond with trees all around it.

It was so pretty!
 I'm glad we went because I really like Christmas lights!