Monday, September 14, 2009

The past 12 months

On Saturday we celebrated Oliver's first birthday. I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe it has already been a year" or things like "I year ago I was..." and I'd go talking about what life was like a year ago. Oliver has been so much fun to have in our lives. He has taught me more about myself then I think I ever knew. He has strengthened me and mostly, has made me see life in a whole new perspective. I feel so blessed and honored to have him as my boy.

Here is a look back on the past year...


Minutes old. Weighing in at 6 pounds 2 ounces. Can you believe he was once that small???

First photo shoot


Getting chubbier


Oliver in his blessing outfit.


All bundled up for the cold weather. Gotta love his chubby face!


Having fun playing on his own.

Loving bath time.

Showing off his teeth. Cutest little teeth I've ever seen.

Eating puff of his favorite things.

Loving the sun.


Having fun playing in the grass.

So happy to be camping


Happy Birthday Oliver. We can't express enough how much we love you and all the joy, happiness, love and all good things that you have brought into our lives.


We had a cowboy themed party with about 18 little kids running around. We had some pizza, a horse pinata, Funny hats and sherrif badges, a cowboy boot rainbow chip cake, ugly singing, loads of presents and a great time. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. Oliver is sure lucky to have all of you in his life.

Well, he didn't like our singing, maybe next year???


Julie said...

I love the photos, seeing him grow up! Happy Bday Oliver

Amy said...

What a cute little chunk! The party was so fun. Thanks for having us! We love little Oliver over here at the Hoard!

Eliza said...

Oooh that video is sooo funny + sad. Happy birthday Oliver!

Whitney said...

Cute! I love all the pictures he is the cutest little boy! I can't believe he is one already!

Scott and Sara said...

Happy Birthday Oliver! He is getting so big. Such a cute little man. Looks like you had a blast!

Our Little Family said...

Ok, August is my favorite!! I love that cute hoodie and his big grin! He's so cute! Happy BIG 1 year Oliver!! time flies...sheesh!

Mari Beth and Kevin Cook said...

He is still the cutest little guy I've ever seen. What a cute idea to have a picture from each month- I've never seen that done. Happy Birthday Oliver!! We'll all have to get together and play soon. Before the summer is all gone and the cold sets in.

Marco y Haydee said...

Too bad we coudn't be there. With Darcely's party at the same time. =( Happy Birthday Oliver.

The Baker Family said...

Cute post!! Man, he sure grew fast!!

The Loosle's said...

AHHH, I am so slow to check blogs! It looks like he had a wonderful party. Your cake looks great, next time I will need to come get a lesson. I can't believe our little ones are 1...WOW!!! He is a character, So Stinkin' Cute!

Felicia H. said...

How fun! Happy late birthday to Oliver!!!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Love the Oliver tribute

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Happy Birthday cute Oliver!!! B