Thursday, September 18, 2008


Rock wasn't quite sure why he had to wear this funny hat to eat breakfast.
It's because he's ONE YEAR OLD today!!!
After breakfast, he opened a few gifts from Mom and Dad.
Well, okay, to be honest, he just played with ribbon while Dad opened his first gift for him.
I guess I'd play with ribbon too if I was a boy and my first gift was just a bunch of clothes. Here dad shows him some new shirts we got him. He was a little more excited about this one... And rightly so! This one was a toy! "Yeah, but what does it DO?"
Since he loves his bathtime so much, we got him some "Caterpillar Spillers" bath toys. I showed Rock how he can link the cups together to make a caterpillar...And he showed me how you don't need water to play with them.
Ususally, bathtime is all business with a quick bit of splashing around at the end. But for his birthday, Rock took a luxuriously long bath (which by the way is what I would like for my birthday!) and played and played with his new toys.
No, we didn't get him this spatula for his birthday, but do I get credit for letting him play with it all morning? Add it to the ever-growing list of reach-extenders.

Even though he's a year old, Rock's eyes are still a nondescript grey color.

We are so grateful to the Lord for giving us such a beautiful, funny, healthy baby boy. Our hearts are full.

p.s. I'll post more pictures as the birthday festivities continue into the weekend!


Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

So does he always take his bath in the morning?! Or just on his birthday when he has a new bath toy?! Curious.

Julie said...

Yeah!!! Happy birthday, Rock! And congrats on your new baby cousin!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Buddy! Can't believe it's been a year since you were born. How did that happen?! Can't wait to see you all grown up, and one, and stuff. Much love!

Elizabeth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Little Man! You are an awesome dude and we are so grateful that God gave you to our family.

And congratulations on your new cousin! How cool to have someone in the extended family to share you birthday with. Caleb got a cousin on his half birthday this year.

Keep on celebrating...I hope the party is a blast. We wish we could be there.

Aunt Beth, Uncle Joe and Caleb

Fit For Real said...

Wish we could see him for his birthday. We miss you guys!

Susanna said...

rachel: just wanted to let you know i really enjoy your blog. you always make me laugh.
rock: don't worry. if you're anything like your papa, clothes will soon play a prominent role in your life. :) happy birthday, little star!

pgvet2 said...

Rock: A little late but... Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day. God Bless.

Mr. & Mrs. Fix: I hope you all had a great weekend. The party was very creative and it looks like it was a hit. Have a great week. God Bless.