Monday, March 9, 2009

Warning: Lots of pictures ahead

So my little boy turned 1 year old!! Sheesh! I feel like he's changed so much in the last month. We can see him learning, and understanding. He can do things when we ask him to (somewhat)! I thought that would never happen. He's walking! Slowly, and he still prefers the more efficient crawling, but he's getting there. Plus I think he's gained like 10 pounds. I don't know. But he's getting way heavy. Time for him to really get the hang of this walking thing! I don't want to lug him around anymore.

We had a little celebration on his actual birthday, last Sunday: Where he enjoyed this cake:

And then we had a party for him on Saturday with a few friends and some family:

Ross made his mom's famous (well, I think it's worthy of fame)
buttermilk chocolate cake. Sooooo good..

And then we made some vanilla-bean cupcakes
(from rookie-cookie) but with lemon custard frosting:

I made a birthday banner:

And we had lots of fun:

Ethan was surprisingly very neat and
tidy eating his cupcake:

And the balloons we blew up entertained him
for literally HOURS afterwards.. Seriously? Who needs toys?

And he looked so cute when he woke up from
his nap this morning I had to take some pictures:

He has brought SO much joy and depth to our lives. We love him. In fact, he's brought so much happiness to us that we thought we'd add another bundle of joy into our lives... and... I'm due in September!


Kathleen said...

SHUT UP!!!!! Congrats!!!!

The Olsen's said...

How exciting! I'll have to let Chad know! Hope you are feeling well and everything! :)

Shanicherie said...

OH.MY.GOSH. Oh my gosh! I literally just about fell off my chair! I'm so happy for you Lauren! When exactly is your due date? Ahh, I wish we lived closer!! Are you sick at all?

Shanicherie said...

Okay, it's been a few hours since I posted that comment and I'm STILL freaking out and so excited for you!! Ahhh!

Katie Curtis said...

Yea, another Terry! Congratulations!

Beth said...

I am once again rewarded for reading the entire post and not skimming. :) Congratulations! Ethan needs a buddy!

Mikel said...

Holy Cow! Congrats!! How fun that your kids will be so close together...You're a brave woman! Can't wait to hear more updates about it!

ps Ethan is darling and those cakes look to die for!!

Morgan and Derek said...

Happy Birthday Ethan, and congrats on the new on-the-way addition.

The Idaho Olsens said...

Congrats Ross and Lauren...Happy
1st Birthday Ethan.

Britany said...

OMG!!!!!!!! WHAT!!!??? OMG!!! That's amazing! I'm so excited for you two! Congratulations!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

Ross said...


Emma said...

Yay! I am thrilled for you! Ethan is darling, and it's been so fun reading your blog and staying caught up a bit with you. I can't believe it's been a year already too...I remember your pregnancy photos! Wow. congratulations!!

Lonna said...

Lauren, that is so exciting!! I love the little birthday celebration that you had for Ethan, and I think that he just gets more and more fun and darling too.

I had a little chuckle when I first read the last line of your post because that is exactly what happened with us, we celebrated Gwen's first birthday and I was pregnant with Harrison, and it has been so much fun to have both of them in our lives. So I know that it may get a little overwhelming especially towards the end, but it will so fun to see them grow together. Feel free to vent or talk about anything you need. I am just a click or a phone call away.

rik said...

so. very. exciting. =] awesome news, lauren! congratulations on the new little one on the way. i bet your dad's over the moon about it all. ethan and #2 will likely be best friends growing up. chloe and hyrum just love being together.


Leslie Barlow said...

Yay! Happy birthday Ethan and congrats on the next one! I love your artistic eye; can you come decorate my entire house? :)