Wednesday, February 4, 2009

James Turns One!

Well, I am still overwhelmed by the vast amount of photos and videos that we have from James' birthday, but I think I've got it figured out for the most part. (Yeesh! It only took me FOUR hours to do it!) In order to keep the post from being insanely long, I split the birthday stuff into two posts. One for the presents and one for the cake. They're both still long, but I hope at least manageable. SO! Without further we go!

James was so handsome in his new church outfit that he got for his birthday. We took some cute pictures of him before we got started on the present opening.

We even caught a couple of him standing up on his own!

Then, we sat him down in front of his pile of presents, and......he crawled away. He wasn't interested! He definitely thought his other toys were more interesting than a weird pile of colored blobs (I didn't wrap them very tight so that he would be able to open them more easily).

We eventually got him started though, and once he did, he really got into it! He wasn't very interested in the new clothes, but he really loved every toy and book. :) Mommy and Daddy did a good job picking out presents, if I do say so myself. ;)

Here's a video of James opening his squishy bat and baseball. If you listen closely you can hear him say what we have decided is his Official First Word: Ball. (It comes out more like "baaoooo", but it's really cute.)

Then, in this one, he says it a few more times. It's very quiet (he sorta growls it), so you should turn up your volume and listen hard!

In addition to the bat and ball, James got a couple new outfits, a stacking toy, three books, and some blocks. He LOVED the blocks:

We were only going to get him a couple small things, but Grandma and Grandpa Peterson sent James a very generous gift card which helped pay for James' new carseat (front facing! woo hoo!) and many of these presents. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

There are even more pictures and videos on our photo album: James Turns One!


Paula said...

You did such a good job with these posts. It was so fun to see how much James got into his presents. You guys did a good job picking! And he sure does look handsome in his new church clothes!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday, James! I see you got "But Not the Hippopotamus". Great book (way to go, Mom and Dad)! Hope you enjoy all your birthday presents!

Surrogate Aunt Amanda