Saturday, February 5, 2011

Busy January

January came and went in a whirlwind! It's really hard for me to believe that it is actually February. I'm really excited to settle back in at home and get back into the regular routine. I'm actually looking forward to regular things like....laundry and cleaning! I told Tom that that's all it takes for me to appreciate and look forward to housework....a vacation! So, looks like I'll just have to take a mandatory vacation each month. Haha! Wouldn't that be nice?

The beginning of January consisted of setting aside Christmas decorations and gifts and getting prepared for our little man to turn one! And turn one he did! We had such a great time celebrating with family and friends that have been there from the beginning, watching our little peanut grow up right along with us.
IMG_9371
IMG_9377
IMG_9378
We had a "golf" birthday party theme for Hans and held the party at Tom's golf course. It was a freezing cold day but we had a blast with everyone at the party!
IMG_9380
We made make-shift knickers for Hans to wear by altering sweatpants. We cut them short, tapered them, and then sewed the hem. We also hot glued little diamonds on the side of the knickers using left over coordinating blue fabric.
IMG_9365
IMG_9384
IMG_9367
Playing in the ball pit with his buddies...
IMG_9433
Of course, the kids enjoyed playing golf. Hans waits patiently for his turn while his big cousin eyes the hole.
IMG_9502
IMG_9504
IMG_9510
IMG_9467
IMG_9464
Hans couldn't wait to get his hands (and mouth) on that golf ball cake!!
IMG_9473
IMG_9475
Sitting in his new basketball chair.
IMG_9536
Ellen enjoying the golf car
IMG_9578
Dumping out the golf balls after the party!
IMG_9604
I love looking through all of the pictures...just a glimpse into the great time we had. Thank you to everyone that made it a special day for Hans!

On his actual first birthday, Tom and I took Hans to a local favorite bookstore.
IMG_9343
Chasing the chickens!
IMG_9346
They have chickens and cats running around (among other things) and Hans just loves to look at them and...chase them! It was so cute to see because he was so curious and wanted to chase the chickens, but when he would actually get close to them, he would quickly turn and pretend to be interested in something else. It was so adorable to see his excitement and curiosity and then all of a sudden his timidity.

Happy Birthday Big Boy!! We love you so much!

2 comments:

  1. it was a wonderful day and you and Tom did a great job planning and decorating!!!
    Hans looks like he's wondering..."Ahhh, do I want to play golf or hockey?"

    ReplyDelete
  2. With the temps on his birthday, I'm gonna have to push golf vs. hockey!

    ReplyDelete