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.
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!
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.
Playing in the ball pit with his buddies...
Of course, the kids enjoyed playing golf. Hans waits patiently for his turn while his big cousin eyes the hole.
Hans couldn't wait to get his hands (and mouth) on that golf ball cake!!
Sitting in his new basketball chair.
Ellen enjoying the golf car
Dumping out the golf balls after the party!
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.
Chasing the chickens!
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!