Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Blog!

I am 1 year old now and I have grown out of this baby blog. I hope you will continue to follow me at my new blog website:

This original blog website will still be here to look back at!

Monday, July 16, 2012

My 1st Birthday Bash! (part 1)

My first birthday isn't until Thursday, July 19th, but my 1st Birthday Bash was yesterday! It was SO much fun!! So many of my friends and family members came over to our house to celebrate. There were tons wonderful things about my party; I will spread it out into a few blog posts.
First, my invitation.
(Personal information blocked for privacy)

My party was bubble bath themed.  My parents thought long and hard about what theme to go with to celebrate my birthday. After thinking about all of the things I love, they realized that I love bath time the most! I am so happy when I am in the bath; I laugh, splash and play! I never want to leave the tub!! So, to make a party that celebrates me and my first year, it was only appropriate that it be bubble bath themed!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bath Water!

When I am waiting for my parents to get ready, I usually play nicely with some toys on the bathroom floor. That is, until the other day when I found something really cool! I can reach the handle to turn on and off the water in their bath tub! It is so funny! Now, it's the first thing I crawl towards when I'm in there! I have a lot to say about it; take a look!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mac n Cheese

I have been busy getting ready for my big birthday. But, I've made time to enjoy some macaroni and cheese! (And, when I say 'enjoy,' I mean 'shove handfuls in my mouth'). I haven't been feeling 100% lately, but my appetite is staying strong! I weighed in at 23 pounds and 4 ounces at the doctor today!
I'm big enough to order a kids meal at Panera! When I eat it, I always say, "Mmmmmmm!"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Balancing in Bubbles

Bath time just got a whole lot more exciting.  I realized that I can stand in the water! I laughed and splashed; I even covered a lot of the bathroom floor with water.  The bottom of the bath sure is slippery!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Crawling with my Feet

I decided to try a new way of crawling.  I don't let my knees touch the ground anymore-- instead, I use my feet! I think I am really cool because I can do it and I look at my parents with a smirk after I'm done crawling around. In this video, I am trying to get my Mommy's shoe. I really, really like playing with her flip flops when I'm allowed. Usually, Delilah likes to play fetch, so she is not very amused by me playing instead.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Third Hand!

Sometimes, I want to do two things at once. I'm playing with a favorite toy when I notice something else that looks exciting; I need my hands to play with or crawl to the new and exciting thing. So, I realized that I can use my mouth as a holding place! If I shove something in there and bite down pretty hard, I can carry it around with me while I do other things! (Hey, if Delilah can do it, why can't I!?)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My 1st Fourth of July!

Yesterday was my 1st Fourth of July!
Mommy, Daddy and I went to my favorite restaurant. I wore red, white and blue. Daddy was sharing his food with me, so I decided to be a little stinker and offer him some of my food, too!

We went to a picnic at my buddy Blake's house.  There were other kids there. I spent a lot of time getting chased by my friend, Taylor. She liked following me around. I shared the toys with all of the kids and made everyone laugh when I threw the toys.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Aunt Jen & Uncle Dominick's Wedding!

I was the ring bearer in Aunt Jen and Uncle Dominick's wedding! I got carried down the aisle by Daddy; he helped me hold the ring pillow. I liked looking at all of the people. There were a lot of flashes from people taking lots of pictures.
 Once the ceremony started, I hung out on the side with my babysitter, Aunt Lindsey. I loosened my tuxedo a little bit because it was very warm!
 After a while of being a very good boy,. I just got too hot in the church, so Aunt Lindsey and Josh took me for a break in the car.  I loved the air conditioning!
I felt a lot better once I got cooled down a little bit!

Pretty soon I was back in the church to watch the rest of the ceremony. 

Here is a picture of me with Mommy and Daddy. 

It felt good to get that warm tuxedo off of me and let the cool air blow on my toes!

The 'official' wedding pictures are not in yet, but here is a picture of Uncle Dominick and Aunt Jen from their wedding!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Aunt Jen & Dominick's Rehearsal Dinner

I got a new uncle this weekend!  That's right; Aunt Jen got married to Uncle Dominick on Saturday.  It was a fun and busy weekend!  It all started on Friday night with the rehearsal dinner.  I got to wear big-boy clothes and go to the church to practice getting carried down the aisle.  I was the ring bearer! Then, we went out to dinner to celebrate with everyone!
Here is a picture of me with Uncle Dominick and Aunt Jen.
(I was trying to say, "Take the picture, already!")

I was trying to play with Aunt Jen's face.

I got to crawl around on the floor and play with my toys. It was my favorite part!

Look at the cool bib that Aunt Jen and Uncle Dominick gifted to me!

A picture with Daddy..
and a picture with Mommy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stinker Face

I make all kinds of cute and silly faces.  One facial expression that I have been making lately is this one:

My Mommy and Daddy have named this face my "stinker face" because I'm usually being very ornery when I make it! I think it is funny. My friend Emily took these pictures of me when she and Uncle Nick were playing with me.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Remember when I got to meet my second-cousins during our trip to Florida? They came in town to Ohio to visit! I am a lot more playful now that I am older, so I got to play with Mackenzie and my toys.  Maclairen gets to use my bouncer that I am too big for... but after seeing her play in it, I'm not sure I'm ready to give it up! :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

I am climbing on anything I can get my hands on! Yesterday, when Uncle Nick came over to play, I showed him how I can climb in and out of my ball pit all by myself.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Holden Beach!

I spent all of last week on vacation at Holden Beach, North Carolina.  I went with 20 other grown-ups, including Mommy, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa DeMarsh and Aunt Jen and Dominick.  

I rode on an airplane with Mommy and Daddy.   I was a very good boy!
I was excited to go in a real pool for the first time! I got slathered in suntan lotion and started splashing right away!

I had a special raft to float around in that kept the sun out of my face. 

I loved being in the pool!!

I got to hang out at the beach, too. 

I am such a big boy!

I got to spend some fun time with Aunt Jen!

It rained for an entire day! We had to find fun things to do inside to keep us occupied. 

I just stayed bundled up. I didn't mind the rain! 

The sun came back out the next day, and it was time to play outside again! 

I played in a baby pool, sometimes, to stay out of the sun.

The sand was SO FUN! I liked grabbing it with my hands and raking it with my toys. 

It was a lot of fun to sit on the wet sand, too.  The water kept splashing up at me and it made me so excited that I shook all over!

I practiced my walking on the beach...
Until my feet got stuck in the sand!

We had to wake up very early to catch our flight home. I was a good sport as I rode around the airport in my pajamas.

I slept most of the time on the airplane, but there was enough time to play peek-a-boo with Daddy's hat!