Sunday, February 7, 2010

Evan's First Birthday

I still find it amazing that in the course of a year babies go from this...

to this!

I had so much fun preparing to celebrate Evan's big day.  Who he is and what makes him tick has really started to show in the last month.  Because of that, picking out presents was easier/more fun than even at Christmas.  Toys that play music/flash were the big hits this year!

Alyssa picked out this star toy that turned out to be the fav.  

He also got several leap frog toys, a Thomas train, a puzzle and a chair for his room!

Cute, cute cute!

I had started out the day with Alyssa baking Evan's cake while he was napping.  I checked it, thought it was done, pulled it out of the oven, flipped it over to release from the pan and...
Luckily, I had enough of all the ingredients and had started early enough in the day that I just whipped up another one.  (Thanks mom for helping clean up!)

Take two...

The finished product...always worth the effort!

What is this?
are you sure??
I think there's more in here...
This doesn't work like the phone...

So much fun!  I'm so thankful for this little boy.  He is such a sweet little guy.  He lights up when he sees you in the morning and loves his big sister.  Oh the conversations they will have.  I can't wait to see what the next year brings...


  1. I looks like you had a great birthday celebration. And the cake was so cute! Love it :)

  2. Yea, Evan! Happy Birthday! (And the cake turned out awesome, MB.)

  3. Evan is 1 - what a celebration for a delightful grandson! He was starstruck with the toys that lit up, opening the presents, and loved the cake (good baking, Mom!). How thankful we are for our grandson - good hugs. love, Papa and Nana