birthday celebration

I have a TON of pictures from the weekend.  I will share some more in another post, but here are a bunch from our celebration of Lincoln’s birthday…

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birthday card and picture display...

birthday card and picture display…

this is my felt ball garland with some of Lincoln's monthly pictures

this is my felt ball garland with some of Lincoln’s monthly pictures

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cute golden book I found...

cute vintage golden book I found…

some family pictures with the birthday boy

some family pictures with the birthday boy

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some kisses from Uncle Steven & Aunt Jen

some kisses from Uncle Steven & Aunt Jen

after a BBQ, it was time for cake & presents

after a BBQ, it was time for cake & presents

Lincoln was very wary of the candle...

Lincoln was very wary of the candle…

But after the candle was gone, he dug in and had a good time

But after the candle was gone, he dug in and had a good time

fun feeding cake to Dad

feeding cake to Dad

Lincoln got so many great gifts... but this truck was one of his favorites

Lincoln got so many great gifts… but this truck was one of his favorites

please note all of the boys sans shirts

please note all of the boys sans shirts

happy birthday sweet boy!

happy birthday sweet boy!

twelve months!

It’s official… my little Lincoln is a year old… ahh!!

We did a bit of celebrating on his big day including a lovely breakfast at a local cafe and some fun at the park.  I am still getting ready for this weekend’s festivities where we will do cake, presents, etc. and I will have lots of pictures to share; but for now, here are the usual monthly pics & stats…

Weight – 20lb. 10oz. (25-50th percentile)

Length – 29 1/2 inches (25-50th percentile)

Head Circumference – (50-75th percentile)

12 months!

12 months!

arms up!

arms up!

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and quickly the sticker was gone and toys were brought in to distract...

and quickly the sticker was gone and toys were brought in to distract…

happy 12 months!

happy 12 months!

another great trip

We had an amazing time in Bend last weekend.
Please enjoy some pictures of Lincoln 🙂

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running... luckily this happened before the game began

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running… luckily this happened before the game began

watching the game and swinging with Nani...

watching the game and swinging with Nani…

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband's playoff beard going strong)

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband’s playoff beard going strong)

and some group shots...

and some group shots… Lincoln’s face cracks me up

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cousin love

cousin love

abandoning the blog?

I have to confess I’ve been having trouble finding time to post lately. Clearly this is evident in the fact that it’s been about two weeks since I last wrote.

In that time, Lincoln has fully recovered from his stomach virus. Of course despite all of the hand washing, continuous laundry and other miscellaneous cleaning, husband and I both caught a bit of the bug. Luckily it was a much milder case for both of us– nothing at all like what Lincoln had.

Anyway, since then, we’ve been able to resume our usual outings to music class and ‘mommy & me’ meet ups. It’s also been extremely warm here, in the 80s everyday, so Lincoln and I have been spending a lot of time at the park.

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This is from last weekend when Dad joined us at the park 🙂

We are now off to Bend to visit family there. Our two nephews are playing t-ball this year and we are going down to see one of their games.

This does means another 6+ hour car ride with Lincoln. The good news is since we switched him into a convertible car seat, he seems to do much, much better in the car. He is still (obviously) rear-facing, but the new seat allows him to see out the windows and I think it’s just more comfortable. Hopefully I can distract him with snacks and books… and I am hoping for a nice long nap!

Of course I waited until this morning to frantically pack. While I got things together, Lincoln did this…

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(that’s an entire roll of toilet paper that has been unrolled in case you can’t tell)

So, I am not abandoning my blog, but as spring turns to summer and the nice weather continues, posts may become a bit more sporadic.

Have a nice weekend!

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on the road!