Backyard Pool Time

We’re not talking some state-of-the-art pool filled with Evian water with waterfalls and rocks imported from Egypt.  We’re talking an $8.00 blow up pool from Wal-mart.  I love how simple kids are…

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I decided to join in the fun as well.  And, yes, I’m wearing a bathing suit.  Not that kind of girl.

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I didn’t put a swimmer’s diaper on Bennett since we were just going to be in the backyard.  Probably should have, though.  He got a bad case of Beyonce bootylicious.

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Baby booty crack.  Not cute on anyone else.

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1st Birthday

Bennett turned 1 on Friday!  It was a bittersweet day for me.  Bitter that he’s not a baby anymore, but officially a toddler and sweet that he is growing up healthy and happy.  You certainly take the good with the bad as a parent.

His actual birthday was spent at daycare.  Mama and Daddy had to give the Benchmark Exam to our students.  Bleh.  But, I took cupcakes for his class, so he could celebrate with his friends at school.  Yay!

On Saturday morning, we threw a Star Wars party for him in the backyard.  Friends and family were out in full force!  It was beautiful weather, the food was delicious, and the company was even better.

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I made Princess Leia buns and Yoda ears for the party guests.  I think the adults liked them more than the kids.

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As party favors, I made light sabers from coloring books.  So fun and super easy.

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Bennett got a red wagon from his grandparents!  The kids played in it the whole party and Bennett opened his gifts from the wagon.  Everyone was so generous and brought Bennett some really wonderful gifts for his birthday.  I know he felt special and celebrated.  Thank you to everyone!

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Then, we had cake.  Well, we murdered cake.  Bennett takes no prisoners.

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The party was such a success.  Not because the food was good or the decorations were adorable, but because it was all about Bennett.  It was a celebration of my son’s first year of life.  From getting up in the middle of the night and changing 12 diapers a day to crawling and feeding himself.  It’s been a really good year.