We woke up Lance by singing to him, and gave him a couple presents to open. Let's be honest - he would have been more than thrilled had we only given him the gold curly ribbon!
Lance took awful naps on his birthday - I guess it was all the anticipation for the big party! :) So, although he looks a little grumpy in this picture, the smile quickly came when I turned on Baby Einstein! He loved holding his balloons while watching his movie.
We had a party for him at the park with some friends. He ate about a gallon and a half of Watermelon - his favorite food! And surprisingly, some did get into his mouth (note: the bib!)
He looked so handsome in his new cowboy shirt from Jojo!
Here are some of his girlfriends: Zoe and Hannah
Lance and Daddy!
Here are a couple of my cute friends I have met in my ward: Lisa and Kelly
Lance even got to do his favorite thing at the park - swing! I am with Cristina and Sarah. Spence works with Cristina's husband Jorge. They went to Thunderbird as well.
Lance was way too focused on his huge cool cake to even notice everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to him!
"mmmm, this tastes interesting... mmm I think I like it!" Surprisingly, Lance was quite clean while eating his cake. Spence and I kept chanting "get dirty!" He liked the icing, but didn't really like the texture of the cake.
This is Lance's pouty face cause we didn't get him a dog for his b-day! Maybe next year...
Here is a picture with his friend Phillip, from work! Phil really wanted to make it onto the blog!
Here is the cutest family we have met up here. They are our neighbors/landlords. They are so darling. I forgot to rent out the picnic area at the park, and there was a huge party going on, but no worries, these guys came to the rescue - they brought a canopy, chairs, a huge fold out bench and blankets for everyone to sit on. Plus they made a delicious unique lentil salad I may post on the blog, as well as a balloon and some books/games for Lance. What cuties! As you can see - Lance is a big fan of the Basil Family!
Here we are with Spencer's boss Kevin and his dog Bentley. Kevin gave Lance the coolest gift - it is a little hammer that lights up and plays music whenever he bangs it, perfect for a little boy wouldn't you say? Lance also loved the doggies that came to his party.
Isn't this picture the best? Big fan of the kiss from Mollie! This is Lance's little pal Merrick. He just turned 2.
Wow, this past year has been amazing. I can't believe my baby is 1, and is no longer a baby. He is the sweetest, most amazing guy in the world, and we are so lucky to have Lance in our family. It is crazy the complete paradigm shift I have had in the past year. Before I had Lance I really didn't like babies. Now, I just love every little baby and kid I see anywhere I go. I am so grateful to have a happy and healthy little boy. This past year has been the most incredible year for our family. We missed our friends and family in Utah, California, and Arizona, but we are so grateful for the love and support we had from our friends here in Washington!
We love you Lance. Happy B-day!