Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Sunday, March 17, 2013

And For the Real Party

Lincoln was coming up on his first birthday and we knew we wanted to do an Italian theme (Made in Italy) party.  He is our life long souvenir from our Italy trip and always makes us think of the time we had there!  We wanted to give him an Italian name-Rocco was our favorite-but we changed at the last minute to Lincoln and decided Rocco would be his nick name (Papa only calls him Rocco).

We had a celebration on his actual birthday and knew we still wanted to have a party.  I was not going to cancelle it, so it was postponed because of our hospital stay.  At the last minute we decided to have it on Friday night.  Since it was planned last minute, not all of our family could be there, but we did have a great turn out and it was 75 degrees!

I had planned a lot of activities thinking it would be inside.  There were noodles in the water table, chef hats to decorate, aprons to wear, pizzas to be made, and more...of course the only thing that actually happened was the noodles in the water table.  The rest were not touch-it was great because they were fully entertained outside playing!!  The Gator was a huge hit!!

A table full of noodles=fun!

Bruschetta-a recipe we learned in Italy

We always had cheese and bread

I love this picture!

Silly String Fight

Mack had extra attention

Yep Avery has her princess outfit on

Lending a hand

We had a garage full of fireworks from a party.  It was the perfect day to bring them out.  Mack was in heaven and Lincoln was in awe!  What a great way to celebrate Lincoln turning one and us all being home to do it!  It was emotional to have a normal/happy/exceptional day!

Lincoln update:

Our baby is growing up fast. I am not going to lie and say he is an easy one year old-nope! NOT AT ALL! I have never seen anything like him before. I'm not sure if it's because he's the third and constantly trying to catch the other two or what, but he is constantly on the move. He wants everything the other two have and won't stop until he is crying or the other two are crying. We have to hold him A LOT to make sure he is safe. 

With this being said, his smile and actions bring laughter to our family and even though it can be frustrating at times, he is such a funny baby full of personality and determination.  He is walking now-it's crazy to see a little baby walking down the hallway!

Lincoln adds so much energy to our family and reminds us everyday that we have so much to look forward to.  Even when I am crying or sad, he will make me smile.  He walks over to me and lunges into my arms and gives sweet kisses.  One of my favorites is when we are running around like crazy people and I will look down to find him holding on to my legs wanting to be held. 

I took him in for his one year appointment last week and the little (big) man weighs in at 22 ILBs and is 30 1/4 inches long.  I explained how hard he can be at times and how he hasn't been sleeping-it all goes back to his eczema!  I kept thinking it was an ear infection, but he has it so bad all over his body that it causes him a lot of pain.

Overall, he is healthy, active and growing like crazy!  Happy birthday to my baby...toddler now!!!!  Mommy and Daddy love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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