Sunday, February 17, 2013
A couple weeks ago we celebrated Elijah's first birthday! We had to postpone the party a couple weeks, but that turned out good because Mom Bakos got to be there. Since he has a January birthday, I thought a winter snowman theme would be fun.
My mom and sister saved out some of their winter decorations and we all turned Cyndi's house into a Winter Onderland :) hahaha Here is the kids' table:
The seat of honor!
Since I have discovered Pinterest, I found some fun ideas such as these cupcakes. My chocolate turned did the whole turn whitish thing, but that just helped the trees look more snowy!
First cupcake! I was surprised by how little he actually ate of it. Elijah loves muffins. Normally when I first pull them out of the oven, I tell them they are too hot and we blow on them until they are cool enough to eat. The day before his party I had the in-iced cupcakes sitting on the counter and he really wanted one thinking they were muffins. Every time I walked past them holding Eli, he would start blowing as if to cool them off so he could eat one!
One of Eli's favorite pastimes is to stir and for some reason he loves the peanut butter jar. So, I wrapped up an empty peanut butter jar and a wooden spoon. He loved it!
What a blessing to have 4 generation together!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Our Christmas vacation was a little different this year. I say different instead of bad, because with each curve ball we were thrown, it provided for something good. Thanks to Eugene's help, I was able to get all my work hours done by Thursday, so we left first thing Friday morning for CA. It was kind of humorous (or maddening) because our children rarely sleep past 8:00 and never do they both sleep in. However, Friday morning Eugene and I both were up early, had the car packed and ready to go and both kids slept until about 9am! The one morning in the past YEAR I could have slept in and I was up packing a car. Oh, well. We let them sleep so that they would be happy on the car ride, and they were.
We were making great time and stopped for lunch just north of Medford. The pass closed while we were eating and we decided to go ahead and drive to Ashland (10 miles down the road) so we could be right at the base of the mountain when it reopened. Well, about 2 miles north of the Ashland exit we got stopped. Apparently every other car in Oregon was trying to get over the pass for Christmas. Three hours later we were funneled off the freeway. Thankfully the kids were great and never even cried or had to go to the bathroom that whole time - amazing!
We have super great friends in Medford who fed us dinner and let us crash at their place for the night, so that was fun to see them. Early the next morning the pass was open so we headed back out and made it to Sacramento by late afternoon.
snuggles with Grandma Dorothy
opening stockings Christmas morning
She picked out this blue star ornament for Daddy because she said he did not have enough of his own ornaments. Then she decided it should be a decoration for his office. I am glad she is starting to catch on that it can be fun picking out presents for people and not just getting them.
I like this picture of Eugene :)
I got Eugene an exercise mat, but I think our children enjoy it the most! Every time he gets it out, Eli crawls over and starts playing with it.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I get so frustrated with myself for not posting more of Eli's first year. I have already forgotten so many moments and milestones. So, before I forget anymore, here is an update on our little guy.