Thursday, August 18, 2011

Party Time!

        We woke Dax up the morning of his party
 Here we have a very confused sleepy birthday boy
Of course all he wanted after he got out of his crib was to start off with the books.
His birthday breakfast waffle and apparently a yummy candle

I enjoyed planning and making decorations for the party

A new tradition in our family. "The Birthday Banner" (big thanks to Mary for all your help with it)
The "Monster" fruit bowl! Idea by my dad made by my mom. It turned out so cute.

Lots of food! Sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, fruit, veggies, and homemade root beer.

..and of course CUPCAKES!

The cake, pre-demolished

Dax was so lucky to receive so many fun gifts.

Lots of candy!

Googly eyed monster cups

I had a lot of fun making these picture frames.

 The thank yous were these monsters holding suckers for all the wonderful family and friends that helped us celebrate.

The craft table had monster masks to make and boy did the kiddos all get creative. Here is Dax's cousin Gracie Jo.

Jacksen sporting his mask.

Some of Dax's cousins- Jacksen, Dylan and Gracie making their masks.

Here is Dax playing patty-cake in his monster outfit. "Throw it oven for Daxton and Me!" 
Swinging away with cousins and friends.
One of his presents was this off road Razor (McKay wants a real 4 seater one someday so this will due for now) from Nana and Papa.

Dax's Aunt Maren, Uncle Brandon and cousins Fisher and Sage came all the way from Las Vegas for the bash.

Chowing down with my cousins Sadey and Nick. (He was born the day of their wedding) Thanks for sharing your special day guys :)

Sadey helped Dax scarf down the sloppy joe meat.

Just a dad giving his son some great advice :)
Go Go, McKay and Aunt Kathryn

Caught in the act! Dylan loves Jelly Bellys.

This monster pinata had a lot of little kids out to get him! Spoiler alert, he got destroyed :)

Dax saying his goodbyes

Dylan was one of the youngest but honestly had the fastest swing.

McKay in charge of the pinata 


Maggie Jane took a good chunk out of it.

....and cousin River ended it all!

Dax is so sweet trying to help the poor injured monster.

It's hopeless buddy, hes gone :)

Present time! He got lots of books, fun toys, cute clothes, shoes and a red wagon from Go Go.

Funny but true this singing card was probably his favorite because of the combination of being able to open like a book and it played music to dance to.

Open and and close.

One of the best parts of the day was a singing group of 18 men came over sang Happy Birthday to Dax. It was so AWESOME.

 Enjoying the great harmony

Cake Time!

Lemon cake. His favorite.

Dads favorite too. If it were up to me it would of been chocolate.

He is a wonderful sharer with Papa.

Getting all cleaned up in the cold cold water. He was not happy about that at all.
This was all for you buddy! Lots of people love ya especially Mom and Dad

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You've had a birthday shout hooray!

Our biggest boy is turning ONE!  After a year Dax has become quite a character.  We have put together a list of fun and interesting things about Dax.

Daxton will eat just about everything we give him but here is a list of his favorites: Cheese, Mac n Cheese, strawberries, bananas, pears, Jess’s special spaghetti with meat and veggie sauce, Café Rio quesadillas, Costco pizza, all breads and of course, CAKE!   He has finally passed 20lbs and is getting so big.

Daxton says the funniest things.  Of course he says “momma “, “dadda”, “na na” and “go go” all the time. He loves to say “wow” usually with amazement.   He say “sish” instead of fish for cousin fisher.  He loves mimicking animals and has been perfecting “moo”, “woof”, “meow” and “rawr”.  He loves to say “uh oh” and tends to say it over and over as he drops things.  He likes to say “ball” and “dog” when he plays with Sam.

Dax has so many things he loves to do.  He loves to be around his family.  Every time we get together he tries to jump out of our arms and into theirs.  When it comes to family, the more the merrier in Dax’s eyes. He loves to go outside and play in the grass and dirt.  Speaking of playing, dinnertime can be quite a messy adventure.  He is a great eater but he also likes to play with his food and makes quite a mess.  Getting messy usually leads to another favorite activity, which is getting in the tub or swimming pool.  His favorite thing of all is to read books.  Give him a book and he is satisfied for a long time.  His favorite books are The Monster at the End of this Book with Grover, Find the Puppy and Barnyard Dance.  Much to dad’s disappointment Dax does not like Goodnight Moon, but neither does mom.

Now for a couple of the most fun and goofy things Dax does.  He loves to play patty cake by clapping his hands and then the big finale of throwing it in the oven by tossing his hands high over his head. He loves to give high fives and play tug-o-war with Sam.  He still loves to do fake laughs and coughs which usually turns into real laughing that is uncontrollable.  He loves to be thrown in the air, turned upside down and twirled around.  Sometimes dad will put Dax in his office chair and spin him around.  Finally Dax loves to chase others and be chased himself.  Almost every night before bed we chase each other until we are out of breath and its time to go to sleep.  He becomes more and more curious everyday in trying to find out what is behind every cupboard, in every drawer and pulls EVERYTHING out.  We love this BOY!

Kristina Curtis Photography took his year birthday pics and they turned out great!

Our Little Birthday Montser!

Going to play in the pool

Just hangin out in the back yard

Stepping with his daddy

Oh man, this is a new obsession.

He thinks he is pretty funny

Loves to brush his teeth. Such a good boy :)

Playing on the bridge at Nana and Papa's home

One of his favorite foods! Spaghetti with meat and veggie sauce....YUM!

He is such a fun little guy to have around even when he is getting into all sorts a trouble.

Mom and Dad love you so much and enjoy seeing you grow and learn everyday! Your are such a sweet spirit to have in our home.  You are a beautiful blessing in our lives and you bring happiness to the lives of so many others.  Everything we do is for you and our little family.  Happy Birthday "Buster Blue Eyes"