Saturday, October 17, 2009

Walker is 1

Okay, so maybe Walker technically turned 1 on Sept. 24, but I don't think it's too late to post photos from his 1st birthday party. One thing you realize when you have a 1-year-old is that Elmo becomes a normal part of your life. That's right...I said Elmo! That's why we decided on Elmo as the theme for Walk-man's party. He sees Elmo and lights up (almost as much as when he sees me, but not quite--thank heavens). Walker likes to watch Elmo on Sesame Street or on DVDs (that are still Sesame Street episodes from the 80's, as my friend Karen says). But his favorite show is called Yo Gabba Gabba. I know, it sounds totally weird and it IS! But it's fun and educational, and I find myself singing songs from the show ALL the time. It's ridiculous. Now onto the birthday festivities.

We had Walker's birthday party at the Wilbanks' house (Jamma and Papa John's) and the kids all went swimming. With our large family and friends there, I would guess we had around 50 or so people there to celebrate.

Walk-man was very friendly on his bday although he did get a little surprised when he saw all his favorite people in one place.
My sister, Wendi, made Walker's cake. She did an amazing was beautiful and delicious!
Thank goodness for Aunt Julie and all the family! Everyone had a job that day and we are so thankful to have all the family around to help out.
Walkman loves his Granddaddy!
I look at this photo and, what a cute little boy--he looks nothing like me! I try to convince myself every day that he acts like me. He's pretty feisty. :)
Walkman was so happy hanging out with his Daddy and Papa John.
We had to take a quick photo pre-birthday cake mess.
He was shy for a few seconds and then he finally dug in.
Walker is a good sharer. That means we get to take bites of almost everything he eats...yummy!
He did a great job of making a huge mess! Lots of fun! Can you tell that he went into some kind of crazy sugar shock right before bedtime? It was scary and hilarious at the same time. He was wildly shaking his head around, banging his head on a pillow, and acting pretty crazy for about 10 minutes. Then he suddenly fell asleep.
I swear they are twins. I love it!
And here's the I'm tired, full of cake and sugar, and covered in sticky icing look. Adorable!

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