Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trotwood turned 1!

We celebrated Trotwood's first birthday a few weeks ago (this blog post is sorely overdue but I'm going to post it anyway). I just can't believe he is already a year old or how big he is! He walks all over the house and is constantly babbling about something. His hair is getting longer and he has such sweet, baby curls, I can't bring myself to get him a haircut. Trotwood is definitely one of those rough and tumble little boys! If he's not trying to climb out of the bathtub in the middle of a bath, he's jumping and then falling off an ottoman or trying to find new ways to get around the baby locks on our kitchen cabinet doors. Every day the boy sports a new scrape, cut or bruise! He's even already figured out how to open the dishwasher. Because of this we can no longer load the silverware into the dishwasher until right before we run it - if we don't do this, we're likely to find him happily walking around waving a sharp piece of flatware as he goes. Yes, this has happened before, and no, we're not negligent or awful parents. The kid has stealth.

For his first birthday, we invited just a few friends over who had children. My mom and Mr. Rochester's parents were able to come and it was nice to visit with some family and friends. Instead of a cake, I made this recipe for S'mores cupcakes, recipe courtesy of Bakerella. I had no idea how much I loved marshmellows until the past few years. I thought the cupcakes turned out deeeelicious.

Before his first birthday, Trotwood hadn't really tasted processed sugar so he didn't seem too sure about it, at first. He warmed up to it after his first few bites.

I really think Trotwood enjoyed his birthday celebration! There were kids everywhere and he loves interacting with other people - be it children or adults. The boy is just not afraid of anyone! You'd think with all the excitement, he would have been in desperate need of a nap but he was so happy after his party, we didn't make him take another nap that day (he'd already had a morning one).

In my opinion, Trotwood's favorite playthings that day were the balloons. Mr. Rochester bought Trotwood and Elmo balloon and another balloon that sang "Happy Birthday" whenever you yanked on the string. Trotwood hardly let that Elmo balloon out of his sight the entire day (he's holding it with one hand while eating his cupcake with the other hand in the picture above). And almost 30 days after his birthday, the singing happy birthday balloon is unbelievably still full of helium and still sings whenever Trotwood pulls on the string, which he continues to do multiple times a day.

We had a great time celebrating with everyone and are so grateful to everyone who wished him a happy birthday!


Michelle said...

Happy birthday little Trotwood! Crazy that he is one already! Looks like you threw him one heck of a party girl! I think I'm going to have to try to make those cupcakes sometime. They look amazing!

EfR said...

Oh that balloooooon!

Desiree said...

Kids always love balloons! I love the pics and He really is a big boy now!

Amber said...

First of all, HE IS SO CUTE!!!

Second, that pic of him surrounded by balloons is so cool :)

Happy bday Trotwood!!!