Thursday, August 19, 2010

1st Cake, 1st Candle, 1st Birthday!

One year old! What an accomplishment! Trent and Cole are one week apart so we thought it would be fun to have a little boy birthday bash with a few friends. I did my best not to feed any sweets to Trent before he turned one, so the birthday cake was a very anticipated event for Deven and I.

Trent loves bananas so I made a semi-healthy banana cake and decorated it with a thin layer of frosting... ha! I didn't have much time to decorate the cake while a little boy was crying at my feet and Deven was at the beach with the Young Men's group. Someday a cake decorating class would be fun... but this will do for now. Check out these boys cake eating techniques:

It was so much fun to have all of these boys so close in age interact together. I leaned quickly that you can't expect too much cooperation, sharing and friendly playing let alone getting them to sit still for a picture at this age. I also found out that Trent is kind of a bully... or should I say very curious... nonetheless we are working on our manners!

Since the birthday party did not fall directly on Trenton's actual birthday, we had a mini celebration on the 13th. Kelsay is our sweet neighbor and insisted that we come over to her house for cake and ice cream. She is known as "Mam Ma" by her grandchildren and has adopted Trenton as one of her own. She has pictures of him up in her house and Trenton will often wander to her front door step. What a sweet pair.

I love taking pictures of Trenton because I want to capture every little moment I have with him. Sometimes I have to force myself to put the camera down so I can just be in the moment with him. I already feel bad for our future children because I know I will not take as many pictures! I would love to learn more about photography and get a SLR camera (camera with a lens). Better start saving up... those things can get expensive!

Dear Trenton,
I can't believe it has already been one year since you entered into my life. You have taught me so much about who I am and what I want out of this life. You are truly a blessing to your Dad and I. You are a strong little man who will do many great things, but for now you are my baby boy who I get to hold and to love. I promise I will do my best to teach you all you need to know to be happy in this life. I love you so much.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Those Summer Days...

Aww yes... those summer days driftin' away. Trent picked a HOT time of year to turn into a little boy who loves the outdoors! He'll stand at the door reaching up for the door nob until I finally find his shoes, water bottle, and let him out. He usually goes for the water hose and sprinklers first while I cautiously warn him of biting ants along the way. Then he'll start putting sticks/rocks in his mouth and in no time flat he's dirty and wet. Do I have a puppy or a boy? Sometimes I can't tell the difference.

First I tell Deven to stop throwing our child in the sky. Then I pause and say "wait until I have the camera." Oh this poor child. At least he seemed to be enjoying it!

Trent is loving the pool this summer. And when we can't get to a pool, the bath tub or sprinklers will make him just as happy.

Some tube-ular pictures of Deven in a competition with friends to see who could jump through the highest stack of inflatable tubes. ...Okay, I tried it too, but was not quite as graceful.

As you can see, the sunscreen did wonders for Trent's hair. The pictures below are attributed to "bed head".

Consequently, we decided to take Trent to get his first official hair cut. Deven and I have become a pretty good hair cutting team but we wanted a lesson from the pros when it came to wiggly boys.

We were happy with the clean cut new look... and Trent was ready to be done!

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