This past weekend we headed to my parents' house for my neice's first birthday party. It was great to get away from the city and head home. We arrived on Friday late afternoon and headed out to the field to give Alex his first combine ride. He loved it during the first round, but on the second round, I looked down at him, and sure enough, he was sleeping. Grandpa was so happy to see him.
Saturday we spent the day with Grandma. Again, she was so glad to get to spend some time with Alex and see how much he has changed. We had a great time just relaxing.
The main reason why we went home though was to celebrate Claire's first birthday on Sunday. We headed to my childhood church in the morning where we were able to see my youth pastor, his wife, and little girls (they've been overseas for a little while now), then we headed to Chris and Shannon's for the big party. It is amazing to see how much a human grows and changes in the first year of life. At Claire's party we had a 2 week old, 2 month old, 5 1/2 month old, 1 year old, and 2 1/2 year old. Again, AMAZING to see how we were created. Claire had a great time with her gifts and of course her cake. She actually was pretty uneventful in eating her cake, but it was still fun to watch her.
Alex also began to eat cereal for the first time this weekend. It was an interesting first, but I think he now enjoys it. He is getting better at it everytime he has it.
Rachel came to visit Thursday
Claire and Alex playing together
Cereal for the first time
A new exersaucer at Gma and Gpa's
Claire playing with a friend
Grandpa and Claire
Eating her cake