Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birthday Boy!

Yesterday was Cade's first birthday and we celebrated all weekend in style! Both my parents and Susie's parents came out for the weekend and it was great to have the whole crew here. Cade is really lucky to have two great sets of grandparents. We had a party for him on Saturday night, and I figure we can get right to the pictures:

Susie went to Kroger to get some food on Friday, and she also got Cade a balloon. I think the balloon was his favorite part of the weekend. We tied it to the tray on his highchair and it became a source of entertainment at each meal.

Here's Susie with Cade's cake before it was destroyed. Susie was a food preparing champ for his party. Pretty much everything was homemade and it all was delicious.
This cake never had a chance. At first he just kind of licked at the frosting. Then I gave him a piece of the cake itself. At that point he just chowed down. We have a pretty good video of the cake feeding frenzy; I'll get it in another post soon.
Leaning in for a picture. Cade took the opportunity to slime Mommy with cake frosting.
Cade with the four grandparents.
Three generations.
Opening presents.
Not sure if I've mentioned it before, but Cade LOVES to swing. :)
Another thing he's taken to is the teeter-totter.
Since our anniversary was in the previous week, Nana and Grandpa watched Cade one night while Susie and I went out on a date. Cade took the opportunity to show off his operatic singing voice with a soapy fauxhawk.
When I look at this picture all I can see is "Dumb and Dumber." "You go talk to her and I'll just stand here and put out the vibe."
Cade already likes playing baseball! I knew he was an exceptional kid. :) Cade likes it when I help him hit, and we spent some time hitting last weekend. Not sure if he's a righty or a lefty yet so we're working both sides of the dish right now.
Here's a picture of a new game: jumping off the couch onto Daddy. And it's not just a roll off the couch; it's a swan dive.
We spend so much time building towers of blocks and he insists on knocking them over.
As mentioned, I have a pretty good video of Cade devouring the cake, and I'll publish that soon (I hope). Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Charity said...

Aww! That's such a special memory. Both of mine loved and devoured their cake too, right up until they had it all over their eyelashes...then it wasn't fun anymore ;)