So before I post the party pics I wanted to refresh your memory about where we were a year ago. He was about 2 days old in this picture and still had a CPAP to help with his breathing. We were only allowed to hold him for 30 minutes at a time because he could not regulate his temperature.
Now for happier memories...Little Pope and his color-coordinated mama on his first birthday. Yes I now pick out everyone's clothes. If I thought the dog would not act rabid I would pick out her outfits too! He weighs 18 lbs 12 oz now and is 29.75 inches long, which is a long way from 3 lbs 13 oz and 15 inches.
There was A LOT of picture taking at the beginning of the party.
Everyone had to get a pic with the birthday boy! Gramma commandeered him early on for his pic with her.
Messing with one of his great aunts! Silly boy!
Then he convinced his great granny to watch him climb the stairs, one of his favorite activities.
More stair climbing with Gramma!
And of course a pic with C! He loves playing with C and his brother B.
Apparently he is a little Nutrition Nazi in training judging by the look he has on his face when we gave him his birthday cupcake. Good job NN.
He warmed up to playing with the cupcake and occasionally putting pieces in his mouth, but not what I had hoped since baked goods are a staple in our house. Luckily he redeemed himself later the following week when he ate part of a cookie that I made. Remember to be good to your mama baby because no one will love you like me.
Then it was time to open the pile of gifts that Little Pope received.
Time out for a kiss from Mama.
Daddy helped him look at his bubble dog from Paw Paw and CiCi.
He really loved looking at the cards more than the actual gifts.
Such a happy handsome birthday boy!
His attention span is still very short, though, so he moved on to working on his headstand while the other little ones help open his presents.
And in true Pope fashion our little one waited for an audience to take his first three steps towards Gramma.
And the crowd went wild, literally, and scared him so bad he started crying! It was great that so many family and friends got to see him take his first steps at such a great party.
Have a great week and 4th of July holiday!