Tuesday, February 19, 2013


My sweet Valentine is officially a ONE year old. Hard to believe? Yes! This year has quickly tranformed our sweet, tiny baby Bennett into an almost walking, always eating, happy and handsome one year old. Gone are the many middle of the night feedings and 2am "paci pops." I remember like yesterday cheering him on as he rolled from his belly to his back for the first time, and here we are today counting first steps.

He is...
A big brother lover, paci clipped, mama's boy, cookie monster, small and mighty, daredevil, always on the go, serial snacker, cling bug, a sweetheart, with blonde hair and bright eyes.

To start Bennett's birthday week, we had a fun Valentines themed playdate for a few of our friends here at the house. Strawberry cupcakes, candy hearts and pools of pink-it was tons of cuteness! Hallmark holiday or not, I've always enjoyed Valentines day and hold it all the more dear to my heart now. Praise the Lord for this best Valentines day gift ever-Bennett Shepherd!
 On Thursday we shared a special birthday lunch with daddy at Chic-fil-a.
Grandma and auntie Paige came down for the weekend, and on Friday we celebrated with a family pizza party and smash cake.
Bennett's big presents were a Radio Flyer red wagon and a new, front facing carseat. A big thanks to both sets of grands for contributing to these awesome gifts-the wagon continues to be a great deal of entertainment, and it hasn't even made it outdoors yet! Carrying it to checkout at Target, a lady walking by caught a quick glance at my two boys, and looking between them and the great, red box said "Those wheels are gonna get a lot of miles!" I think she's right. :-)

Our family celebration consisted of a fun "create your own pizza" dinner. We made a Hawaiian, chicken alfredo, and good ol' faithful pepperoni pizzas. 

As expected, he LOVED his cake. Any self respecting son of mine is a buttercream lover from the start! 
Giving his new seat a spin...I love his expression here. It's like he's saying "Eeeeee I love my carseat!" He's ready to ride(with a few more pounds that is)! 
We had a great time celebrating B bear's first year with family and friends. Happy birthday Bennett!

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