Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hampton is the big 1!!!!

Sweet Hampton turned 1 on December 3rd!!

Like always I am behind on posting about this. I think my kids have a sucker that just sucks all the energy out of me. I find myself wanting to sleep when I get any free time. But anyway off that soapbox.....
We had a wonderful birthday party for him and I was very happy with how it all turned out. I had been thinking for so long what to do for Hamps bday and every idea I would come up with Scott did not think it was MANLY enough:)...then it came to me...not just monkeys but sock monkeys. His invitation I thought turned out perfect!!

I found a wonderful lady on that made the invitations and she also did most of the decorations. Everything was handmade and I was soooo pleased. She made the favor tags..

birthday banner....

birthday sign...

highchair sign...

and the cupcake toppers!

This year, unlike SS bday, I decided to just do cupcakes and not a big birthday I only had a small one for Hamp made! Oh and at the last min. bc I completely forgot he would need one to smash!!

We served chili and taco soup for lunch along with PB&J and cheese puffs for the kiddos! Thanks to my mom and mom n law for cooking!!!

Hamp got lots and lots of gifts...he really loved playing in the boxes more than anything. We had his attention for a short time and then he was off to entertain. He got so many toys and books which is what I wanted for him.

One gift I was very excited about was a few monogrammed shirts Scott's aunt gave him. I don't get to put many monogrammed things on him bc of a rule made by daddy...but he approved all 3 of his new bday shirts!!!
When it came time for the cake I stripped him down and he was ready to party!!

At first he just looked at it...

...took a little taste...

....and then he was diving in!!!

He was all smiles and was fully aware that he was the center of attention.
At the end of the party we let all the balloons go...a little tradition we do for bday parties!!

We had a wonderful time with friends and family!
Scott and I find it so hard to believe that our sweet Hamp has been with us for a year. This year had really gone by so much faster than Sarah Scott's first year. Hamp has taken off with wanting to talk and he is really trying to walk. Hamps stats:
*weighs around 26lbs
*still in 18-24 months clothes...some 12-24
*WE ARE OFF THE BOTTLE!!! He did so wonderful with this...I just simply did not give it to him anymore and he is now all food and cows milk.
*Hamp you LOVE to eat. We call you a garbage disposal bc you eat anything we give except lima beans!
*size 4 shoe...not that your foot is that long but it is so fat that is all you will fit in!!
*eating 3 meals a day and 2 snacks and love milk from your sippy cup
* sleeping around 730 or 8 until 9 or so in the AM
* I have cut you back to 1 nap bc this way you sleep 3 1/2 hours in the afternoon
* trying to walk...we got about 4 steps out of you
*say "momma" ..." nii nii" for night night .. " bye"..."ball" and "tha tha" for dada!
*love bath time and playing rough
* still in size 5 diapers.

What a blessing you are to us. We love you more than you will ever know. You are a precious, sweet, and gentle little boy. A happy boy that always wears a big smile. Daddy and I look forward to watching you grow and become a man of God. We love you sweet Hamp!!

1 comment:

  1. I love all the pictures! It looks like it turned out SO cute!!! We were so SAD to miss it! I love all the cake pictures! Lil Hamp looks like one happy little boy! Miss you and hope to see you soon!