E...what more can ya say? this kid seeks approval...and sugar.
Melanie, after much convincing that it was all right to make a mess...that's what you get when you have a white glove father and a mother who is hyper. funny how much hair she had at one also..but hers was quite a bit darker than Molly's. notice this high chair that all three of the old kids sat in for their cake? My mom still has this and we still use it...we have retired it from first birthday glory though...
awww, whatta sweet boy...so trusting.
and of course...Molly. pesky little muffinhead...
Loving cousin Tory mentioned that she had not seen the other 4 kids on their first birthdays to know if kids just soak all the birthday attention up...so this one's for you, dear. It is fun to compare all 5 kids at their first birthday parties...to see their similarities and differences...Mel and Mol really are quite different in my opinion.
I had forgotten, also, how chubby wubby Levi was at his first birthday. That kid has come so far...he was just starting to crawl at one year...and didn't walk till 18 months! and just the complete trust that shows up on his face, makes me want to cry (in a good way)! He was always so hesitant and still is to this day. But he is so bright in so many unexpected ways...he has a marvelous memory, and quite the musical ear...so it will be quite interesting to see where this takes him...I pray we hone his skills the right way.
In looking at their little first birthday pics, it's funny how much these kids are still so much the same...Will is still a neatnik, reserved, yet charming. E is the funny guy, how can I make you laugh, how messy can I really be? Sweet to boot. To Mel, she was not impressed with having to stick her hands in the little dolly cake we got her...all that yellowed shortening? ew...really? she takes some coaxing...and reminding...but once she gets going, she gets GOING...she is sheer girliness...and as I mentioned above in regards to Levi...constant reassurance, approval...hugs and love (E. is this way too)
I guess I should get going for this day...see what my kids are up to...Will has a "coach" meeting at Mt. P today...he is helping out with the soccer camp next week! He's quite excited. But in the meantime, hope you have a lovely summer day! Get out there and enjoy ya some humidity, would ya?