Saturday, January 23, 2010

simon and his tractor

My parents got Simon this John Deere tractor for his birthday. Sadly, my dad was working and sick on Simon's birthday, but the next day we drove my mom down to where he was working and had lunch together and Simon got to open his birthday present with his Grammy and Grampy. Here he is playing with it less than a week after his birthday. He still loves it! At the end he starts playing with his ball popper, another birthday present, from Auntie Mel and Uncle Jared.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simon's first birthday

On November 7th, Simon turned one! We had his party at Steve's parents house (THANK YOU!!) My Mom and I made the cake, but mostly my mom (THANK YOU!!) Steve made the gift bags, I didn't have a good picture of them but you can see them somewhere below. The theme we ended up picking out was a Dr. Seuss theme. So we had green deviled eggs, ham subs, goldfish crackers, pink lemonade, Simon had a Thing bib, and lots of Suess colors and a guestbook for everyone to sign that was "Oh the Places You'll Go", people signed in the front and back cover and wrote a little note to Simon. I thought it was a lot of fun, there were kids there which made it feel more like a party, and the food was pretty yummy. The decorations didn't turn out quite like I wanted, I found lots of good ideas online months in advance, but time still got the best of me and I didn't get everything looking the way I wanted. Oh well, we still had lots of fun!
The pictures are in reverse order.

All of the kids that came




Time for presents, he looked so excited, I LOVE this picture!!
Simon finishing up his cupcake
Simon's cupcake my mom made and decorated for him

Cake with the fish from The Cat in the Hat


My mom molded the fish out of orange candy melts and made all the little scales! The fish is in the fish bowl and my mom made all the fondant and we dyed it and cut out different shapes and stuff to decorate it.
Presents and guestbook table
Green eggs! So cute, I got the idea online and Cindy made them!
Food!
Steve working on the gift bags, a combined idea by both of us, the Cat in the Hat's hat!!
The cake was multi-colored inside kinda like the way the cover of "Oh the Places You'll Go" looks. We took white cake mix and dyed it all different colors.
My mom mixing all the colors
She's so cute! and did an amazing job on the cake!!
This is all the updating for now. Blogger is being really slow and annoying, stay posted for more and don't miss my superlate one below about Halloween!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catch-up... several new posts

So what has happened since the trip to the ER you might ask? Well, quite a bit actually so I am going to try to catch up while Simon is in bed sleeping and Steve is happily playing video games during his last hours of freedom before nursing school starts back up...
Well the ER thing happened on Halloween and Simon had a wonderful Halloween. He dressed up as Link from The Legend of Zelda. Steve's mom made Simon's costume and Steve made his shield and my mom made his sword.
Simon was walking already so he actually got to walk up to some houses. His first house was our neighbor Marie. We also met Sarah Palin! Simon was Link and his cousin Zane was a monkey. They went trick-or-treating in Vovo's neighborhood. My parents were also in town and got to go trick-or-treating with us. It was really fun!