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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy First Birthday Jeremiah!

Saturday July 11, 2009 (his actual birthday is the 13th)

Jeremiah has turned 1 year old! We can hardly believe it. We had a wonderful birthday celebration with Grammy Linda, Grandpa Charley, and Grandma Debbie all coming from California and many of our friends coming from our church just for Jeremiah's birthday.
Thank you Grammy Linda, Grandpa Charley, and Grandma Debbie for coming and making his birthday so special. It really means a lot to us that you traveled just for JP and he really enjoyed having you there. It made all the difference having family celebrate with us. So thanx again!!!

Jeremiah had a lot of fun running all around and playing with the other kids. He really enjoys playing with the older kids (3-6 age). He got a lot of presents and had a lot of fun opening them. He did not want to read the cards but wanted to dive right in to opening the presents. He is really good at ripping the paper off and truly got spoiled by everyone. He loved watching everyone sing him ♫Happy Birthday♪ and had fun digging into the cake once he knew he wouldn't get into trouble and that it was eatable. Here is the cake before JP got a hold of it. If you cannot tell it's Cookie Monster.

And here he is after digging into and making a big mess. The frosting stained his teeth and hands blue but we were able to get it off in the bath. He had a lot of fun! If you can't tell by the look on his face.

For his actual birthday the grandparents and I took Jeremiah to Toys R Us! Grammy Linda and I bought JP some nice wood toys. They don't make any musical noise and do not require batteries. He really is enjoying those. They seem to be some of his favorites.

He got a tricycle from his mommy and daddy. It is a nice one that is for 1-5 year old. He still is just a little to short to reach the petals even on the smallest settings but will reach them in no time I am sure. It has a parent control bar on the back so that the parent can push him. We have not taken him outside on it yet but when we do we will get some pictures and post them.

Jeremiah is trying to run now! He loves to go outside and play. He now knows that in order to go play outside he has to put his shoes on. So he will bring me his shoes so that he can go outside. He loves to go for walks on our paths and cries when I turn him around to go home. He just loves to explore and is sad when it has to come to an end. He is truly a toddler now and is always on the go. He goes and goes until he crashes. Apparently that's just how his daddy was...can you say "little chip".

He went for his 12 month check up at the doctor and he is doing extremely well. They want to see him back when he is 15 months for more immunizations. Our doctor said well I will see you before then at the hospital for your new little girl. Which surprised me at how close we really are to meeting our Rachel.

This year has gone by so fast and we are looking forward to this next year and all God has in store for us as a family of four. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. May God bless you all!

2 special thoughts:

Grandma Bea said...

Wowieee!!!! Jeremiah looks so.. happy and dapper in his cool hat from Grandpa Charlie!!!
Thank you Grandmas Linda and Debbie and Grandpa Charlie for for being there and blessing our little champion and his parents so... much!!! Can you believe the Cookie Monster cake, and all for Jeremiah? I would have been afraid it would eat me it was so.. big!!! Oh, blessings be to all of us for family and the absolute joy of having Jeremiah grow so healthy and happy and be old enough to know that this was his special day!! Thank you again Liz and Paul for parenting our grandson so well!!

Neabear said...

I recognized Cookie Monster! What a great birthday for Jeremiah. Such fun. I love the picture with the hat. He almost looks like some famous person there, but I can't think who he is reminding me of there. Fun times. Aren't the wood toys great!! Much better than the noisy stuff probably. Thanks for sharing!