One Dozen

Sunday marked the big day. Baby-O turned the big numero uno.
We celebrated on Saturday with a grand, backyard bash.
A few pictures from the day.
cup cake face

Jojo and O

Radoi Flyer Trio

dump truck
Thank you everyone who came over to help us mark this amazing "first". We had serious fun watching our back yard and house fill up with laughter, screaming kids and the smell of awesome food.

yellow cake disaster
I had a little disaster in the kitchen at one point while making the yellow cake but the chocolate came out fantastic. Thank goodness for the lemon cake from a box back-up(that were a hit all the same). Other than that the day went of with hardly a hitch!
sprkinkle bokeh
cupcakes Lemon Frosted

This month there are big things in the works-
Balancing and doing "no hands" (standing w/o the aid of anyone or thing). One little baby step forward and then a plop down to crawling again. Walking is close though I can just see it in his eyes, he is so proud of himself lately.
The top two teeth are making there way down, one has broken thru the other just barely peeping out- "The better to bite you with my dear"!
We are still working on night weaning/sleeping thru the night. It will happen and as long as it isn't every couple of hours I can function and am really okay with the special night time quite that we still get to share (although Daddy-O is ready for this to all end we are working on a compromise and I am sure we aren't far from a string of good nights).
There are little sounds that are starting to form into words- "aah-da" (all done), "Ya" with big a nod of the head (yes), "wooh-wooh" (dog and the geese or ducks). O loves to watch out the front window and stood for almost 20minutes as Daddy-O mowed the lawn this week- with a "hi-daa!" (hi dad) every time Daddy-O made the pass by the window. It is amazing how much he understands when we talk to him. And he knows how to ham it up, that is for sure.
We took a big camping trip up to northern California and he did great. There was some dirt eating but camping seems to be something he really likes. We even crossed over into the Oregon border and visited Ashland for the afternoon. We spent a lot of time up at the cabin with Daddy-O's family.
He loves cars, music, his blankie and his dog. And a favorite for when we all get home at night is to wrestling on the couches and bouncing on the bed.
green hat hospital Checking Checking

It has been an amazing year.


  1. Your pictures are beautiful, the party looks like so much fun (even with a cake disaster!) and happy happy birthday to your dear son!

  2. Anonymous8.9.09

    I'll take one order of blue eyes and chocolate please. My fave shot! Also like the smoochie one too. Happy your day was perfect.

  3. You have treasured this boy so much! I can't wait to see the gentle and adventurous boy he turns out to be! (I love the birthday crown too - nice work).
    Happy B-day Mr. O!

  4. oh my, you must be so full of emotion. I love all the photos!

  5. So sweet! Great pictures (as always) Love that second one!


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