Friday, March 13

One Year Older and Wiser Too!

Our little baby is a year old! Is that even possible? Andrew is now entering the toddler phase of his life... or he will when he's good and ready to walk.

Some facts about our BIG boy at one year old:
  • He does not like being dressed! While changing a diaper or even changing clothes, Andrew squirms away and tries to make a run (or crawl) for it. He hates those pesky clothes. (He is extremely fast at getting away too. I have to pin him down for diaper changes).
  • Andrew jabbers... a lot. His favorite LOUD conversations occur during church or while we're trying to talk on the phone. The boy just wants to be heard!
  • He tries to walk occasionally. Depending on his mood for the day, Andrew will walk halfway across the room or absolutely refuse to try. It just depends on what he wants. He will stand himself up constantly throughout the day just to get a better view of the room, but he's unsure of himself while walking.
  • He likes different foods. Andrew will eat almost anything off our plates. He doesn't like baby foods, and almost refuses to be spoon-fed. But if it comes off our plate or he can feed himself with his hands he is good to go!
  • He has the sweetest smile! Seriously... there is something about his smile that just makes me happy. It's almost like a mischievous little grin that says, "I'm cute, but I'm trouble!"
  • Andrew is curious. No matter where I am in the house, I constantly turn around and find things taken apart and out of their place. He also likes to "help" after I've cleaned up the toys. The minute the last toy bin is put away, he sneaks behind me and pulls out as many toys as he can reach. What a boy!
  • He is a MOMMA'S BOY. Andrew has a real affection for his mommy. It is very endearing when it's not inconvenient.
  • We love Andrew! He is one great boy and we'll keep him!

For Andrew's birthday we made a tractor cake, what else? It was a hit! I had never used fondant frosting, so I was extremely intimidated, but it turned out pretty good. Better in some ways than I imagined and worse in other ways. All in all, it was a success and Andrew thoroughly enjoyed devouring it.

Sarah and Emma had fun celebrating Andrew's birthday. They watched him eat his cake and helped a little, only taking a couple bites themselves. They did great at letting Andrew really experience it on his own. Then, they got down to business with the presents and helped unwrap them faster than Andrew could see them. It was a very fun party.

I added a little personalization after the real details were complete

"It's just a little bite, Mom."

"Hmmm... pretty good."

"Hey, this is fun!"

"I need more!"



Steve and Katie said...

So cute! I am so impressed by the cake! My cakes never turn out...but I seem to keep trying. Boys are so fun aren't they?

Brea Marie said...

Happy Birthday Drew! Awesome cake. Wish I could make Brooke's cake for her birthday this weekend, but I swear I would mess up anything that didn't come out of a box. I am not a great cook. I love the pictures of Drew with cake on his face. He's such a cutie!

Ashley Dickman said...

Holy cow he's 1!??!?!!? I can't believe it! Happy Birthday little guy! What an adorable cake! Name your cost... Emory's cake in July? :) I have been meaning to comment on your blog forever! San Diego looked fun.. I'm sorry I never told you a photographer.. did y'all get your pictures done? And I CAN"T BELIEVE ABOUT CHURCH and your skirt! Awful! and it had to happen again huh? that's pretty funny though... you can say that now right?

Eric and Jenny said...

Gosh he's cute, I can't believe he is already one! You are so super talented, that cake is incredible, you did great job. Happy birthday little Andrew!

Kimberly said...

Love the cake!!! It rivals everything but Andrew's adorable smile. I would love to see a post with pictures of other cakes you have made! I too have only used fondant once but it was so nice!

Aleese and Scott said...

WOW is he already one!! He is such a cutie and him and Barrick have pretty much have everything in common. All of your Andrew facts fit Barrick exactly. He is such a cute little guy looks like he had a great birthday.

Jon and Melissa said...

Wow! All I can say is WOW!! We need to have a little class led by Jen. Maybe you can just post some of your skills on the other blog. wow-amazing. I had to make Jon come and look at your cake. Andrew looks absolutely adorable. It is so great when they perform the way you want after all your hard work! Happy birthday Andrew!

smithsmiles said...

One already?! He is such a sweet kid. It looks like the cake tasted as great as it looked!

Shaun - Jillian said...

I cannot even believe that he is already one. When I saw this post, I kind of thought "no way". It seems like you just had him! I cannot even believe how fast time has gone by. I also also extremely impressed with his cake. It seriously looks so professional and is absolutely darling!! You are so talented. Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Jennie's bunch said...

I cannot believe he is a year old!!! Where has the year gone??? He is such a cutie!!!

Awesome cake!!