Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Happy 1st Birthday Baby Will!!!!


I just canNOT believe that our little baby Will is ONE YEAR OLD today! To say the last year went by fast would be far too much of an understatement. It LITERALLY FLEW by. Isn't it amazing how many things a tiny baby learns to do in just one year? This little guy has been SO much fun and we just cannot imagine life without him in it. He is so funny and so smart. He knows exactly what he wants and usually figures out how to get it. He just loves his big brothers and I'm pretty sure he thinks he is just as old as they are. He is a Daddy's Boy through and through, but he does love to snuggle with Mommy occasionally too. He can sign the words: milk, bye-bye, night-night, and thank you. He LOVES monkeys and says the "ahh, ahh" part of the monkey sound, he hasn't gotten the beginning "ooh, ooh" part down quite yet. He also loves dogs and tries to make a doggy sound when he sees them. When we ask him what a "car" says he says "voom, voom" and it sounds pretty much just like that! It is so cute. He also blows kisses, which melts me EVERY single time. For his birthday today we all went into his room first thing singing "happy birthday to you!" He smiled when he first saw us, but then our singing freaked him out a little and he started to cry. We didn't know what was scarier, all of us coming toward him in his crib or our incredibly off-pitch singing - I'm sure it was a mixture of both. :) Poor little guy. He seemed to really love digging into his own little chocolate cake. Mark and I loved his look right at first, almost like he was saying "seriously guys, are you sure about this?" After his cake and a bath we let him play with his birthday presents which were a little dog stuffed animal that plays music from an mp3 player...which meant he kind of needed an mp3 player to go with it ... lucky for us, we already HAD a little mp3 player that I got on a great sale a few months ago kicking around so we threw that in - though I did ask myself more than once what kind of parent gives their one year old an mp3 player. Oh well, he LOVED it and I should have gotten video of him dancing. There are SOOOOOO many videos I need to take of this baby before he grows out of all of these adorable things he does. That is going on my priority list for the week. ANYWAY, he also got a "busy ball popper" which he just loved too - As a matter of fact ALL the boys loved it and played with it for a lot longer than should be normal for their ages since it was a baby toy and all. The ball popper was partly from Grandma Reading too because she sent him a darling birthday card and some birthday money a few weeks ago, she even called him today to wish him a happy birthday so she officially gets the prize for sending him his first birthday card and giving him his first telephone birthday greeting. After presents we all watched "America's Funniest Home Videos" and Will had fun fake laughing every time he heard one of us laugh. He topped off the night by shoving one of the ball popper balls in mom or dad's mouth and laughing hysterically when we blew them out at him. I guess for a one year old, the busy ball popper is fun but the human ball popper is even better! All in all, we had a great day with our little one year old. We are just so thankful for him, he couldn't be sweeter, or cuter in our opinion....though we could probably do without the high pitched scream he's been fancying lately. If our eardrums make it through this new little phase it will be a miracle. OUCH!!

We love you beautiful baby brother!






















15 comments:

Peggy said...

I can't believe how fast the year has flown either! Crazy. Happy Birthday, Will!

Becky said...

You are such a great mom! You should teach lessons on how to find joy through your kids. It's fun to read your blog.

I'm still trying to figure out how you make shoes! I'm pretty sure you must be Wonder Woman in disguise.

Brandi said...

I am in love with the chocolatey cake pictures!
And your baby has the cutest BIG blue eyes I think I have ever seen.

Shar said...

I am the biggest loser!!!(I wish I meant that in the true sense) I can't believe I didn't call yesterday! I am in my own little world right now. I can't believe he's one and how cute he is!! Well, yeah, I can believe how cute he is. Love you baby Will!

The Forney Four said...

WAIT, he's ONE?!!! Are you serious? I swear you just had him. WAIT, WHAT???!!!

That picture of him is yummy enough to eat, but then I'd have to eat my computer along with it, and that is too much fiber for me, thank you very much.

He's just beautiful melanie. Ohmygosh. you need to have 4 more because your boys are so precious.

SM said...

Happy Birthday, Cuteness!!!

Miller Family said...

Happy Birthday to you Will!! We loved seeing the pictures of his first year. Brenna thinks he looks funny with the cake all over him, but cake is the best part of birthdays for her. Love you lots, RJAKLEB

Danielle said...

Hope your birthday is full of all your favorite things! (Great photos of the Birthday Boy!)

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Shill and Company said...

I love it whenever one of your children has a birthday because I love to read and feel the enthusiasm that you have about them, and how see how deeply you care for them. You are such a loving mommy. All of those Cain boys are very blessed. Yes, Mark is included in that statement!

Will is just the cutest baby ever. Every stage of his life is just adorable! May I just say that you guys rock for letting him dive into his cake that way. I love it!

Carla said...

How adorable! Happy Birthday to Will. Your blog is fun to read because you have such a cute and bubbly writing style!
How's your Mom doing? I hope better!

DIANE said...

I can't wait to see what your fifth and sixth kids look like. Can your family be any cuter?

Kandis said...

Seriously, your kids are so adorable! Maybe you could have a baby and give me one.....better yet, I'll just babysit for you one night.....but it'll have to be a night when they won't cry and I wouldn't have to change any diapers.....okay, maybe I'll just come hang out with you and your kids one day. Do you see why you're such an amazing mom and blessed with such great kids!!!! Happy birthday to Will!

P.S. Are you sure those tears weren't just tears of joy at the song?

Ali said...

It's decided. Your baby and my baby have to get married and have beautiful babies together. They will be breathtaking.

Anyway, I keep forgeting to tell you how much I LOVE the outfit you gave me. Lisa and I didn't see each other for weeks, and then I was super busy moving and getting ready to go to Eureka. But now that I'm here, I wanted to make sure you know how much I appreciate it.

I'm in Eureka and it's really cold here, and the outfit is perfect for here. It couldn't be any more perfect. I LOVE it!! So much, thank you so so so much.

I just wanted you to know how much I love it and how much I appreciate it. We need to get together for another lunch. I need to see those beautiful eyed boys of yours!!!

Talk to you soon.

Anaise said...

Your boys are gorgeous.

Happy Birthday Baby Will!