Thursday, August 22, 2013

George Turns 1!

We had a cute little first birthday party planned for last Saturday morning. Unfortunately I came down with a horrible stomach bug on Thursday and wasn't up for throwing a party two days later. Of course, the little birthday boy thought his birthday was super fun anyway. 

He had a few of his favorite foods for dinner including tomatoes. This kid LOVES tomatoes!

And Daddy brought him some french fries. Another one of his favorites. 

He got all kinds of fun things from the grandparents but like any normal kid the boxes they came in were more exciting.

He loves musical cards so that's all we bought for him except for his balloon. He loved it.

I was finally feeling well enough Saturday to bake his cupcakes. It took him a while to figure out what to do with it. Once he dove in he was hooked. 

A little video of the cupcake action. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dumpling Update: 12 months

Our little boy is 1! He's quite a character and keeps us very entertained. George finally started sleeping through the night about a week and a half ago and it's been amazing! He's much happier and so are we. I'm still adjusting to getting 8 hours of sleep but it's a nice adjustment. It's been a crazy year of learning for us all but it's been a lot of fun. He's such a sweet little blessing. This 1 year old stage might be my favorite so far. 


sleeps all night
usually takes 1 good nap
is getting more vocal & louder
favorite toys are pots & pans
loves puting lids & tops on and taking them off
will only try & walk down stairs (no luck going down backwards)
got his first big boy haircut
had his first cupcake
plays pick-a-boo with himself
likes to stand on a stool and watch me cook or wash dishes
loves climbing steps
enjoys checking out tires and brakes
has 6 teeth

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Music In The Park

Summers around here are a lot of fun. The weather is beautiful and everyone takes advantage of it. Late June through early September are filled with outdoor concerts, movies, and festivals. Right downtown there are free concerts on Thursday and Friday night as well as a childrens series on Tuesday morning. We walked down on Thursday a few weeks ago for a little bit of live music. 
It's paradise for George because besides the music there plenty of other children and tons of dogs to pet and annoy. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Saturday

Up until we went on vacation a few weeks ago Nathan has been working every Saturday. Since we've been back though he's had every other Saturday off. It's been really nice to just wake up and enjoy the morning together. A few weeks ago we walked down to try out Bagel Grounds. It's a little local bagel and coffee shop that opened a few months ago. We were pretty pleased with the place and they have a great patio. 

I've been wondering what to do for George's birthday. As soon as I saw the patio I thought what a great place to have a little breakfast birthday party. I asked if we could reserve it for a few hours one Saturday morning. They said yes!

After breakfast we walked to the park for some swinging and playground fun. We hoped that it would tire George out so he would take a better nap...haha! That didn't happen. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dumpling Update: 11 months

We're actually only 2 weeks away from this kids first birthday! It's crazy. I was just looking back at pictures and video's last night and can't believe how much he's changed. He definitely doesn't look or act like a baby anymore...except for the sleeping part. 


has a cheesy fake smile 
walks & runs
crazy attached to mama right now
went on his 2nd trip to GA
visited NC
went swimming in a big pool
feeds himself
loves looking at books
thinks turning his noise machine on/off is super fun
says mama & dada
likes to scream really loud
loves pretty much all foods

There are only a few pictures because he wouldn't stay still.