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My favorite pictures =)

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Here are my favorite pictures from Donovan’s first year.  I’m going to try and be picky and limit it to one or two a month.. and I’m not going to duplicate any from previous birthday posts.

So many sweet brother and sister moments this year, but this was one of the first =)

Mmm... hair. Should have included this in his favorite food groups



Loved this little shirt =)


Donovan's Nursery =) He's sleeping there now! He used to like visiting his monkeys, and now when he sees a monkey sometimes he makes monkey noises!



Light saber pull ups


First Christmas =)


At the park!


Snoozing after Tina's wedding in his fancy outfit I made


Special pics for Mama =)



Donovan’s First Birthday Party!

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

We had a ball at Donovan’s first birthday!  Literally =)  We had three dozen beach balls, ball pit balls, a giant bouncy ball, and a ball shaped smash cake.  Donovan got to use his excellent vocabulary a lot!  “Ball!  Ball! Throw! Roll!”  He went absolutely nuts when he saw his birthday cake, reaching out his arms and chanting, “Ball, ball, ball BALL!”  He didn’t quite know what to do when I gave it to him though, it was a little messy!  He tried to roll it around more than eat it, but he did get a few bites and responded with a very enthusiastic mmmmm!  It was pretty cute, his hands were solid blue from holding the ball and clapping.  And he had one little blue foot from kicking the ball.

I think all the kids had a blast!  We had the extravagantly awesome slide pool Dad got the kids for their birthday set up under our shade tent.  Plus the little blue fish pool, which was full of water and ball pit balls.  There were homemade sponge balls, great for throwing at your cousins.  All the kids loved the water play.  Casey invited Serenity to slide down with him several times, which she loved.


The water wall was fun too!  I saw everyone trying it out.  My favorite part is where the water spins the pinwheels.  Donovan likes the balls falling down the gutter.


We also had a few other yard games, like our corn hole bean bag toss, a hoop goal post made out of pool noodles, and of course, fishing!  We didn’t get to fishing until after a few guests had left, so everyone got to fish twice.  So much fun!


We all did the hokey pokey for his birthday video, and of course we sang Happy Birthday.  We also got a few more stories recorded, so I’ll start putting together his very own birthday dvd soon.  He loves Serenity’s dvd so I’m sure it’ll be a hit!


Food-wise we had pizza, and the cake was snickerdoodle cake since Donovan loved it so much in California.  Serenity helped me frost cupcakes.  Notice my white shirt, yeah, it was covered in blue fingerprints by the end.  I’m a genius =)  But blue icing is so cute =)



His gifts =) Thanks!



I think it was a wonderful party!  Thanks everybody!

Donovan’s Monthly Pics

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I did something a little different with Donovan’s pics =)  Every other month I did a black and white photo of him on a big desk calendar.  So I’ll put those together so you can see how he grew!  I did pictures on his birthday on the other months as well, so I’ll share those too below =)

Two Months


Four Months


Six Months


Eight Months


Eight Month Gymnastics =)


Ten Months


Twelve Months!!! One year old! =)

And back to the beginning =)

Newborn =) About the only time he ever cried.


One week


One Month


Six Weeks


Three Months


Five Months


Five Months Again =) Serenity gave him this elephant before he was born. =)


Seven Months


Nine Months. I love how this one shows his little eyebrow quirk. Just the cutest expression =)


Eleven Months