Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cake War-Round 2

He doesn't see the cake yet
Once he does, it doesn't take him long to figure out what to do.
Cake face
He got a lot of presents
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It's a Superman Birthday

Duncan is free and we celebrated big. It was a Superman party for a baby that is a little Superman himself. It has been a rough year-full of ups and downs, but we are so excited that Duncan is well and able to go out and have fun now. We had a big party for him. Lots of friends and family that haven't met him came for the occation. We had delicious Honey Bears BBQ (symbolic since we ate there a few times while he was in the hospital), and other yummy food. I know my family members that live in other states are really jealous since they missed the BBQ. Oh, Duncan weighs 21lbs 4oz and is 291/4 in. long-and he likes to grab for everything. Nothing is safe anymore.
I started planning his party back in Februray and kept going back and forth on the theme, but then decided that he really needed a Superman theme. A little trivia, Superman is one of the hardest copyrighted franchises-meaning that they don't make a lot of superman stuff because people have a hard time getting permission to make it. So I had to get creative, and luckily my sister told me that Cricut made a Superman program. So I bought it and started cutting things out. I made the symbol you see on the table, I made a Happy Birthday banner(I will put that picture up later) and the cute little cape that Duncan is wearing. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work too, but again, that's why I planned ahead.
I made his cake (with a little help from Aunt Heather). It was yummy-I guess because it was just for Duncan.
This is what I created and put for center pieces. (the capes and symbol are from the Cricut program).The weather had been hot here, but then on Saturday it cooled down and brought the wind with it. It was almost impossible to get the table tops on. I think the parents hated me for these center pieces, their kids kept eating the candy-oh well, its a party and that's what the candy was for. (the jelly beans are Kryponite and the licorice is just cute cuz it's red!)
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Some firsts

We took Duncan to church for the first time and he loved it. He slept the first hour as church starts at nap time, but he did really good.
His first shopping trip ever, and of course it had to be to Target! He was so good, of course he was busy looking at everything.
Just some first head shots of us together. (his nose is a little orange from all the orange baby food).
Such a cute boy-he is mommy's super hero.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Have your cake and play in It

At first he didn't really know what to do
But then he really got into it.
Then he discovered the cake part(it was hidden under 5 in of frosting-don't buy WalMart cake)
By the end he had purple sleeves- it looks like he is transforming into Barney. I think it was too much sugar for him.

We decided at the last minute that we needed to get a cake for him, I wanted just a cup cake, but this was what Justin came back with. It was fine, he enjoyed it for about 10 min. then he went right into the bath. His birthday party is next weekend and I'm going to make him a smaller cake, but this was a good first run.
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Friday, May 14, 2010


The day has finally come, Duncan has turned ONE!!!!

This has been a loooong year, and I have never been so glad for a babies birthday. In one more week he will be free to roam about the state. He can go places and we are doing it big. We are taking Duncan to Disneyland on the 23rd for a week. We need a vacation and we couldn't think of a better place to go. We are very excited to see how Duncan reacts when he sees all the characters and people. He is a sweet little boy and is already full of mischief. He has already started the destruction faze by breaking a box shelf I had taken down; he managed to pull it down and it broke. He is all over the place and loves to try to pet the dogs, the dogs really appreciate it.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Duncan's Journey

Looking at Duncan like this was so overwhelming. The first night I saw him in the hospital I thought,"I can't do this, this isn't what I want" but I knew he would be okay. The journey would be long, but rough.
Not being able to hold our baby was so incredibly hard. Too many tubes, and lines. Any movement could collapse his lungs.
And then the miracles continued to come. He didn't have a brain bleed, the medication closed the hole in his heart enough that it wasn't a serious problem. He grew. He overcame. Heavenly Father blessed his life and our life too.

And now that 1lb 12oz baby is 20lbs and about to turn one! He is a miracle and a testament that priesthood blessings bring about miracles. I knew he would be okay. Heavenly Father promised that in times of great need and trail he will be there with angels to bear us up. He was there and I felt it and I knew he would be okay.
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