Saturday, April 7, 2018


Friday morning our little guy turned of course we had to celebrate! His birthday party isn't until next weekend, but we wanted to make his actually birthday special.

On St. Patrick's Day we went to Mi Ranchito and the waitress gave Benny a balloon, and that is when the obsession began. So for his birthday we knew we just had to have some balloons for him. When he woke up,  AJ and I both went in to get him with the balloons and started singing "Happy Birthday" 

The look on his face was priceless...he definitely thought his parents were crazy ;)

After the initial shock, he was all smiles!

He immediately started playing with his balloons. 

I tried to get a cute shot of him on the fireplace, but he couldn't be bothered. This is the best of probably 20...#OhWell

We also got him a special birthday shirt to wear...because why not? ;)

I was hoping to get a cute picture of him before he went to daycare and mucked up his shirt, but he just didn't want to sit still. 

I finally got this one and we packed up and headed off to work and daycare. 

At about 10:00 Miss Judy called to say he was running a low grade fever and was acting a little bit fussier than normal. She said it wasn't high enough that he would need to go home so we decided to wait until after nap time to reassess. 

After nap his fever was a little higher, so AJ picked him up and brought him home. They snuggled up for an afternoon of cartoons until I got home. He seemed to be feeling okay...just a little more tired and clingy than normal. He still had a fever, but it wasn't crazy high. 

I decided to risk the peace and took him upstairs for his monthly photo...

I put him in his crib while I got everything set up and he was as happy as clam playing with his balloons. 

I was afraid he would be a mess since he wasn't feeling well...but it actually worked out in our favor. He wasn't nearly as crazy as normal, so we were able to get some good shots :) 

Since he seemed to be acting fine we decided to go ahead with our evening dinner plans and our parents came over for pizza and cupcakes.  

My dad has been talking non-stop about getting Benny a remote control power wheel...but, my mom and I were able to convince him that should wait until next year...

Benny had to settle for this truck ;) His face seriously lit up when my dad walked in the room and he insisted on getting inside immediately!

His feet don't quite touch the ground yet, so Papa had to push him around the living room.

We were able to coax him out of the truck to open his present from Grandma and Grandpa...he loved the tissue paper!

and like most kids, wasn't too interested in the card :)

After presents we had some pizza, and then the real fun began...

He wasn't too sure about the cupcake at first so I had wipe some icing on his lips to entice him ;) He usually isn't too shy about food, but since he wasn't feeling the greatest he was a little hesitant.

I wiped some on his lips...and then watch out!

He was very excited about the blue icing...

He did prefer eating it with a spoon though.

We were all taking pictures and laughing at him, and being he showman that he is he really hammed it up!

The blue icing probably wasn't the best idea...and I would like to blame AJ...and while he did buy the cupcakes, I didn't think anything of it. I even commented that he got the "good" cupcakes.

After a few bites lil' man was running low on steam...

The excitement wore off and he was ready for bed! We quickly took him to the bath to attempt to clean the blue icing off and put him to bed stained a beautiful shade of blue #RookieMom

While his big day wasn't exactly how we planned, we had so much fun celebrating our little guy and can't wait for his big party this weekend!


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