Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Birthday, Full Day

Oh Alexander Blaise, how can it be a whole year since we finally met, face to face?  You were my biggest baby:

And exactly the dark-haired little brother Andrew prayed for (so at least one sibling could look like him):

 You loved to eat and sleep then, and you love to eat and sleep now:

At 3 months, the exersaucer was your hang-out place:

You loved the high chair at 6 months, because of course, that meant food:

At nine months, being in Phil's arms was the best because you are definitely a Daddy's boy:

Your siblings fell in love with you from the moment they saw you:

and haven't stopped adoring you since:

You love to play peek-a-boo:

And of course, you love balls:

This morning we took you out to eat for breakfast, and you chose your bottle as an appetizer.  Then you ate some pancakes and eggs and toast and sausage.  Mmmmmm, you definitely love to eat, as those chubby arms and cheeks will prove!

After your morning nap, we headed to the wading pool so you could splash around with your siblings and some cousins:

When we got home, you got your birthday balloon:

  We ate spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and then tried your first sweet treat for dessert - chocolate cake!!

Turns out you are not a fan of the cake after all!!!

But you did love making a mess!

We love you so much baby boy, you have added nothing but sweetness and love and joy to our family.


  1. i love his chubby arms so much! hard to believe he is one already!

  2. Oh my gosh! Is he seriously one already? Crazy! Happy birthday, little guy!

  3. What?! One???? I feel like that year flew! Happy Birthday Xander!!!

  4. WOW!!!! Really? How can he be one already!??
    Happy Birthday to your sweet baby boy!

  5. I love that picture with the balls. Glee!

  6. Happy Birthday to your sweet sweet baby. Man, time flew by fast.

  7. Happy Birthday Xander!

  8. Happy 1st Birthday to one of my little guy's! I can't believe how the year has flown by! I hope your day is very special, just like you. Love, kisses and hugs from MN!

  9. Awww! Happy Birthday Xander! Ava's catching up. Maybe you two can play tomorrow to celebrate! Save me some chocolate cake kiddo ;)

  10. Happy birthday! It's crazy how fast a year goes!

  11. How cute. Just a chub of love he is. Happy birthday

  12. Oh man that first year goes so much faster the more babies you have, doesn't it?! Happy birthday to your sweet Xander -- he is a doll!

  13. Oh, love that little man!!! Happy birthday, and God bless him!!!!

  14. Cute, cute, cute! Seems like he was born just yesterday!


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