Saturday, May 15, 2010

...and a Super Hero

Earlier this week Dominic came up to me (rocking his Batman cape, with his bat-a-rangs tucked in his underwear) and said: "Hi there, I'm Batman.  Do you need any help?  Just call BATMAN if you have trouble and I'll come save you!  Have a good day, ma'am!"  I burst out laughing and ran for the camera...

Two things probably jumped out about these pictures: 1) the fact that he's wearing a Spiderman shirt (he doesn't have a Batman shirt); 2) he isn't wearing pants - Super Heroes don't wear pants ("Is that Superman's underwear?  Where are Robin's pants?")

Since Dominic's birthday is Wednesday (and we just had a huge party for Jessalyn's birthday) we decided to have a small party with Grandma and Grandpa, Auntie Em and all of the Uncles (as long as there is cake and a couple of presents he won't care).  Any guesses as to the theme?  Now all I have to do is figure out what you get a Super Hero for his birthday...  I'm toying with a few ideas.  I figure Super Heroes seem pretty into themselves (and this one is no exception) so I was thinking about redecorating his room with posters of his fellow supers and super hero bedding...but we'll see!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Birthday Girl...

My sweet, adorable, curious, cuddly baby girl is one!

To celebrate we got a little cake for her to eat at midnight.  We lit the candle and woke her up by singing Happy Birthday and (after "thawing" the cake) she dug right in!

Following a yummy lunch at Olive Garden (at her request), we took her to Coldstone for another birthday treat - Banana ice cream with graham crackers mixed in.  I know, it sounds gross, but she loved it and I have to admit, it was pretty tasty!

On Saturday we had a party and she was a good sport - smiling and being social, although she wouldn't walk for her guests.  Uncle Daniel made her a smash cake and she DEVOURED it!  

Even though she's busy exploring all of her new books and toys, she is still getting in some practice walking!  Yesterday she was walking all around - as long as she was walking towards me.  It won't be long now before she's running to keep up with Dominic (or running away from him...)!