August 31, 2010

Kamden's 1st Birthday!

This past year has been one of the sweetest of my life. These 2 little ones have given me so much happiness and joy. Don't get me wrong, they can be a handful, but they teach me things I would never have learned otherwise. They have been beautiful little reminders of why we are here on this learn to love as our Heavenly Father loves. Kamden, with his sweet and easy going personality, has turned 1. He has been an absolute angel. I might be in for a rude awakening when he gets a little older, but for now he is a mother's dream.
-Being wherever Jaida is
-Doing whatever Jaida is doing
-crawling (as fast as he can)
-Playing with balls
-throwing (everything)
-walking around the furniture
-opening cupboards
-emptying those cupboards
-pushing buttons
-dancing to that music
-bath time
Birthday morning with Daddy
We had a fun birthday party with the some of the family members that were close. Grandma and Grandpa Cook were nice enough to let us invade their home for a few hours so that everyone could fit. Our tiny apartment wasn't going to hold all of us. Family that came from my side; mom and dad, Brittnee and her family, Dayne, and Brennan and his family. From Garret's side; mom and dad, Matt and his family, Jordan, and Aunt Lori were there. We ate hambugers, the men shot Garret's bow, the kids ran around outside, we had cake and ice cream, and then opened presents. Lots of fun!

The 3 little ones: Easton, Sami, and Kamden
These kiddos were patiently waiting for the cake and ice cream...
but THIS little one was not. Notice he already got his little fingers in the frosting. He's SO quick! I didn't even see him do it.
He really didn't want anything to do with the cake. Apparently he doesn't like stuff on his hands. Plus he was super tired and kept rubbing his face.
It tasted good...
but that didn't make up for messy part of it all.
Now he's happy!
He seemed to know it was his special day.

He's usually very good about sharing, but this toy must have been his favorite because he and Easton were fighting over it all night. At one point Kamden wedged himself in between Easton and the toy. Very clever!
I love you, son. I hope you had a great birthday!


Heather Williams said...

look at that green tub water! So funny. Kamden is such a cutie, and I really can't believe it's already been a year! Hopefully we won't live far away forever so that we can actually see them live their first year. You are such a good mom Nat, so calm and easy going. It shows because I think your kids reflect a lot of their parents ways. Anyways, so fun to see these pics.

The Richards Family said...

Kamden!! So sweet and innocent. You were so right about how much these little ones teach us. I loved the list of what Kamden to that music and throwing(everything. Give him a big kiss for me. Love you!


Josh and Jillian said...

I can't believe it has been a year since I saw you guys! Kamden is so adorable. I wish we could have come to his birthday. I am going to be in IF at my parent's in two weeks and I would love to see you. I will call you so we can get together.

Ashleigh said...

Nat! Kamden is so big all of the sudden. He doesn't look like a baby! Maybe it is because he just turned 1 :) Did I tell you that when I went to Nicole's Braxton thought Brody looked just like Kamden? Our kids do look alike. Kind of crazy! Wish I could have been there to share Kamden's special day with you. Love ya like a sister and miss you so much!! By the way, it was so awesome to see you at the reunion and shopping in I.F. I wish we could have spent more time together.

Dye Family said...

Nat, I'm so thankful that we live close so that we can be apart of things like this. I love that boy so much. I hope that he had a special day...and maybe he'll do batter with his 2nd cake :)
Love you,

Dean Family said...

Nat! I love everything...from your new family picture, to Jaida's flowing locks, to an adorable little son who is as sweet and squishy and "punkin" as little boys get! I get so jealous when I see all the family at special events like "Birthday Party's". I am so glad you are close to family and they can see your precious "cargo" each day! I Love you and take care of your sweet family!