Monday, May 17, 2010

JM's 1st Birthday!!!!!

Five days before JM's 1st Bday...he was just too excited to take his nap!
I made JM's cake...I think he was intemidated by it. You can see one little blue glob of icing. That was all that he got on least from the big cake.

The many faces of JM while eating cake:

I love that last shot...thanks to our friend Tom for taking the pics at the party!

JM's friends going for a Jeep ride in J's Scrambler. Instead of pony rides at parties we have Jeep rides through the yard.
All of JM's peeps that came to the party

While opening presents we had some help from the boys...once we'd open something they would immediatly take it and put it on the coffee table.
I still can't believe a year has gone by already!
JM actually started to crawl (on hands and knees) on his birthday.
Really, the kid doesn't need any more toys...for at least few years :)

Random JM pics from Feb.

Whenever JM was taking a bottle or sleeping he's got his hands up behind his head.
He would be kicked back in front of the TV (I know bad habit, but it was usually a kids show) just chillin taking his bottle.Then we started doing the inch worm crawl...not really a crawl more of an up, thrust foward, and fall on his belly movement.

My two guys :)

Justa Swingin...JM loves to swing at the park!

No matter what position he's in when I try to take a pic he'll turn around and grin just like this.

Animal Walk...or so we thought

In Feburary I took JM downtown to see the Animal walk. Every year when Barnium and Bailey Brothers Circus comes to town, they unload the animals from the train and walk them through downtown to the civic center. Its like a parade of the animals. I had never been but had talked to some that had gone and they said it was neat. So I loaded up JM that day and headed downtown. We got there an hour early so we could get a good parking spot. I opened the back hatch and JM and I sat there waiting, and waiting, for what seemed like eternity! He ate almost a whole can of puffs while waiting. Finally the people started going towards the street and the police were blocking the roads. I scooped up JM and we stoof in the street waiting for the animals. now when I say Animals, I was thinking the circus Animals, like all of them. Much to our dimay it was only 5 elephants. Yep thats all 5 elephants. It was disappointing, well at least to me. JM probably didn't care, plus it was his nap time.
Waiting in the Jeep to see the Animal Walk

The Cirus train...there were numerous Circus train cars
5 Elephants...all that for 5 elephants. They could have at least
held each others tails with their trunks...come on they are Circus Elephants!

Later that week it snowed...again. I think it was the 3rd or 4th time it had snowed. I got JM up that morning and put on his fleece pants and hoodie over his jammies and sat him in it. I don't advise that first thing in the morning for a kiddo his age. He was gumpy the rest of the day.

Smoky Mountain Trip - New Years weekend

For J's B'day we dropped JM off with the Grands and headed to the Smoky mountains over New Years weekend. It snowed most of the time we were there. We had an awesome little cabin with a view of Mt Leconte, which we could only see the last day we were there. We could also see Ober Gatlinburg. One of the days we were there they had closed every road in the park! This almost never happens! The next day we were finally able to go up to Newfound Gap and it was FREEZING! I'm talking about 6° and you could only stand ouside for about 2 mintues before you started to shiver uncontrolabley. But the view was AWESOME.

Our Cabin in the snow

Mt Leconte Trail

Newfound Gap Rd

Temp at Newfound Gap parking lot

I took these shots by sticking the camera out the was just too cold.

Roaring Fork Motor Trail in the snow

This stream at some spots had ice all the way across it.

The road above Treemont

So its been a while....

So we'll start with Christmas:

After Santa visited
Opening gifts
Playing with our new stuff.
Belle loved her new bed.

We visited with J's side of the family (all nine Aunts & Uncles...and numerous cousins)

The BIG picture with everyone
All of JM's Christmas presents...he doesn't need anything else until next year!