Jun 14, 2011

birthday boy #1

Last Sunday, June 12th, our little Elliot had his first birthday. We kept the celebrations small with a song and a little present at breakfast, which delighted him. Elliot is an all over happy, go-with-the-flow boy and even though finding out I was pregnant with him was probably the biggest shocker of my life, it has also been the best thing to happen to me in the past two years. Being able to be his mother has made me a better person in so many ways and I am looking forward to all the many ways he'll continue to shape and define our family in the coming years.
On his birthday the little dude ate his first strawberries and later in the day his first piece of Banoffee Pie (which all of us in the house agree is the best pie e-v-e-r). I was a little afraid that after all that deliciousness he'd never allow me to put anything else in his mouth again. How wrong I was: I found him devouring an empty toilet roll after church. Boys just aren't fussy when it comes to filling their tummies!
I was so proud of myself that I had remembered to charge the camera battery, make sure the memory card was in there, and actually get it out during Elliot's birthday celebration. I even remembered to shoot a little video for grandma's who go nuts for video's of their grandchildren. In case you're wondering who the 'stranger' at the table is who is celebrating with us: Lindsay Dompier is our new house guest/tenant/friend/cuddle toy and will be occupying our spare bedroom for a while. She served a mission here in 2005/2006 and recently felt the urge to come back to Holland and work here for a while after graduating with a degree in Public Health. It is an absolute pleasure to have her here, we couldn't have asked for a more considerate and fun person to hang out with us for the next while. But now, without further ado, I present to you Elliot's Birthday song:

Stay tuned for more boyish birthday bashes coming soon when Max turns 3 on the 19th....

1 comment:

Andrew & Marissa said...

Oh he is so adorable! I am so sorry I didn't call/send a card.... I would like to make excuses of my life being all scatter brained right now, but there is no excuse :) I promise doing a better job of remembering birthdays is a goal I have on my list! I love that sweet little boy!

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