Thursday, May 12, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Oh my what a whirlwind of celebrations we have had the last few weeks. I guess it all started with Henry's first Easter. It was a beautiful day and he loved waking up to a basket full of presents. Then we went over to Grandma & Grandpa's house for a whole new trove of presents! This was followed almost directly by Henry's 1st Birthday!!!

To say that I can't believe our boy is ONE would be an understatement. It was certainly a bittersweet occasion as we said goodbye to our little babe in arms and hello to our amazing little toddler who learns to say and do new things every day. We celebrated the occasion with not one but TWO parties for our little May flower. The first party was the day after his birthday this included family, neighbors and some close friends. Then we got to celebrate again with our playgroup with two of his other friends who were also turning one in May. That was really special since we have all been getting together weekly since September. The babies were only 4 and 5 months old then and now they have all blossomed into these amazing little people with distinct personalities. It makes me tear up to remember our first meet ups where we could all sit in a restaurant and hold our tiny little sleeping babies. Now we when we get together it is baby chaos - but in a good way! Oh and did I mention that Mother's Day was celebrated in there too!!

The following weekend we celebrated Henry's best friend Sammy's 1st birthday- another little May flower! This was also very special since these two guys have know each other since before they were born - well at least their mommy's and daddy's exchanged notes about them! And have been getting together since they were teeny. They also shared their adoption finalization day so we were so happy that we could share in this special occasion also.

As if this wasn't enough celebration for one little baby to handle, last Saturday we got on a plane and flew to Florida so Henry could meet his great-grandpa who also happens to be named Henry! This was a very special meeting and Henry made it even more special by taking his first steps while he was at his great-grandpa's! He is not what I would call "walking" yet, but he is taking a few steps here and there, although crawling is still his preferred mode of transportation! After our visit with great-grandpa we headed to Disney World for a few days. A grand time was had by all and Henry was really a trooper considering our days were crazy busy and his naps were few and far between. He was not the greatest sleeper while we were away and woke up at least once every night which was not enjoyed by his mommy and daddy. I am relieved to report however that since returning home he has gone back to sleeping his usual 7 to 7 and ironically his mommy and daddy are much more rested now that they are not on vacation anymore!

For Henry the highlights were probably riding the rides - he loved them and would be annoyed when they were over, and playing in the splash pool at the hotel. For his mommy and daddy the highlight was probably getting to see all 4 generations of men together and of course just being a family on vacation. Something we dreamed of for years and now here we are and I must say it was everything we thought it would be and more!

I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything and I will definitely try to do better - but as you can see we have been a little busy....

Now for some photos!

Easter Morning

Our 1 year old enjoys his birthday present!

1st Birthday Party

This one had a puppy theme!

Birthday Party #2! This one had a garden theme.

A birthday hug with Sammy

The two Henry's

The Magic Kingdom!

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