Garrett’s 1st Birthday; Part 1

If you missed my post about my baby turning 1 year old, you can read it here.  Sunday was his birthday and although his big party isn’t until this coming Sunday we celebrated with our family and Dan’s family.  They’ve recently bought a house in our neighborhood and are living between here and their home in Pensacola.  I can’t even begin to tell you how nice it is to have family close by!  It’s great to just say Hello whenever we want, to drop off the little guy for a couple hours so I can run errands or to have someone come over to our house to put G to bed so Dan and I can go out to dinner.  We are so happy they’re here!  We’ve also got my parents, another one of my brothers, my Grandma, and some Aunts, Uncles, and cousins coming into town this weekend to spend some time on the Lake for Garrett’s party and the 4th and we are so excited to have the company!

I will do a post after Garrett’s First Birthday Party next week, but wanted to share some pictures from his actual birthday because they are just too cute not to!

Our day started out pretty normal, G was up about 6:15 like usual we gave him his sippy of milk and brought him into bed with us for a little while before heading downstairs for his favorite PANCAKES!!!  The special thing was that Dan made Garrett’s into the shape of Mickey Mouse…..and he loved it!

After breakfast we played for a while and then I ran a few errands with Dan’s Mom while G napped, and then went to the pool with his Daddy!

We did a little more playing and attempted to do a little more napping but that didn’t work so well so I baked G’s birthday cake and when it was time we headed over to Grandma Lynn and Grandpa Rich’s house for dinner!  Another nice thing about having family so close, we had a nice homecooked meal and I didn’t have to do anything for it 🙂

 Garrett got to play with his toys over at the Grandparent’s house

He had fun with Grandpa Rich

 He saw his special birthday chair

And we had a nice family dinner

Then it was time to get ready for cake!

We sang and blew out his candle

And gave him his hunk of cake….at first he wasn’t too sure what to do with it

But he quickly figured it out and then there was no stopping him!

He even decided to share a little bit 🙂

And ended up looking like this…

After a quick facetime chat with Nana Pam and Grandpa Paul it was into the tub (well the sink at first) and then onto the presents (which unfortunately…G has no interest in opening, but does like the playing)

We played until his “sugar high” wore off and he was ready for bed, then made the short walk home to put him down!

It was a great day and we can’t wait to celebrate all over again next weekend!!

I think it’s safe to say Garrett thoroughly enjoyed himself…

….and his birthday cake too!