Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hooray 4 Jakey!

4 he's a jolly good fellow, 4 he's a jolly good fellow. 4 he's a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny! My first little baby is no longer a baby, or even a toddler. Four years ago, Jacob entered the world. Before his first birthday we knew he got his Mommy's hair and eye color but every day it becomes more and more apparent that his personality is just as outgoing as Daddy.

Sadly I missed out on pictures of one of the best parts of his day because I didn't bring my camera to the indoor playground. Anna brought brownies and had all the kids sing to Jake. She also gave him his super cool birthday hat which he insisted on wearing for the better part of the day.

Last night Jeremy said to me, "I don't think we could have done anything else to make Jake's birthday more special." This made me laugh a little at us parents who try and make special occasions so special even when it's a high probability that our kids won't remember it! I guess that's why we have cameras, right? (wasn't that a great tie-in to me showing off pictures of Jake's big day? haha)

Jakey wanted mickey mouse pancakes with sprinkles, and a "W" for his birthday breakfast. Isn't he such a good helper?

I'm posting this picture because I know Jakey will love looking at his "W" pancake and will let a huge "W!!!" squeal every time he sees it.

Daddy took Jakey out to Red Robin for a special birthday treat.

I could write a whole post about cherries that would be almost identical to my donut post. This is obviously the before picture, haha.

After much persuasion, Jakey decided it was in his best interest to share with Mommy. :)

Best buddies! (probably because Daddy doesn't make him share his ice cream!)

Grandma Terri and Grandpa John came down to help celebrate.

Julie's idea for new hats. I swear the girl is obsessed.

Jakey loved talking on the phone to all the relatives that called to make sure his day was special.

Jakey hugging the card he got from Grandma Grandma.

Grandpa John, Jakey, and Julie racing on the obstacle course Grandpa John built with Jakey's new outdoor toys.

With much effort, Jakey figured out how to blow his party favor balloon.

Julie's attempt at blowing up the balloon.