Monday, October 10

Jared Lee is One Year Old!

Our sweet baby Jared turned one on Saturday!  
It's crazy how it seems like a year was so long ago, but at the same time it goes by so quickly.
We celebrated by inviting over all the Hunger's who live in Iowa.  
We grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, ate cake, and watched the Hawkeye football game.

 I made the cake the day before his birthday, and the kids were in awe of Jared's "Hawkeye cake."  We were lucky there were only two places where fingers went into the frosting in those 24 hours, and even luckier those places were on the sides!

I wish I was a better photographer, but I'm not.  
So, this is just a simple shot of Jared on his big day.

 Jared's face was frozen like this while we all sang "Happy Birthday." 
He looked very worried that we were off key.

 But, he was pleased once he got a little taste of his own cake.

 "I'm ONE!"

 He kept his right hand clean for a really long time,
and just focused on the cake with that left hand.
This look makes me smile.

... Oh those baby blues!

 "Stop with the paparazzi already!"

 Licking the plate - a talent only true sugar lovers have.

 When he opened the presents that were in bags, he ripped out the tissue paper, and then just peered inside the bag for the longest time.  He wouldn't reach in and get the gift.

His Grandpa and Grandpa Hunger's card had a monkey on it, and he kept kissing the monkey over and over.  He hardly even gives kisses to us, but he sure did love that monkey!

Happy boy with one of his toys.

All About Jared:
  • Sleeps 12 hours at night (7 pm to 7 am) and takes 2 naps during the day
  • Loves his bottle, bananas, peaches, applesauce, vanilla wafers, Cheetos, Honeycomb cereal, oatmeal, and anything off Mommy's plate
  • Plays really well on his own and even jabbers more when the older kids aren't around
  • Stands up on his own when he's in the mood
  • Will cruise around furniture and walk when holding hands
  • Very good-natured still, but really gets worked up when he thinks it's time to eat
  • Snorts when he's excited or happy.  He kind of breathes in and out really heavy.  Dennis and I think it is cute, nerdy, and really funny.
Happy Birthday Jared Lee!  We love you, little guy.


Jon and Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Jared! I can't believe you are one! You chose a great birthday buddy-only the best are born on Oct 8th! You are a cutie! Awesome cake Jen!

Mitchell Missionary Messages said...

Happy Birthday Jared. We loved this blog Jen, thanks. We laughed and laughed at Jareds expressions!!!! Such a cute boy and those blue eyes are killers!lol

Andie said...

Cute cake, fun party, congratulations on having a one year old.