Monday, August 13, 2012

Porter is One!

All mom's say it..."they grow up too fast". It's true, I can't believe my little guy is already a year old.

These are some fun facts about Porter as he turns 1...

He has 7 teeth

The words he says are "hi, mama, dada, bear, uh-oh, and either dog or duke" (I cant' really tell)

He shakes his head no

Waves to everyone

Points where he wants you to take him

He can stand on his own, but makes himself sit down once he realizes he isn't holding on to anything

Loves to read books

favorite toy at the moment is his red car

best friend is Duke

He loves water and will spend all day in the pool or a sprinkler

He gets excited when other kids comes over

I have to admit I wasn't super excited when I woke up on his birthday. I found myself reminiscing the previous year over how much joy Porter has brought to our family. I just don't want it to go by so fast. I want to make sure I cherish these moments with him as a baby, because I'll never get them back. After I had my moment of being an emotional and crazy mom, we celebrated Porter's first year with some fun activities!

On July 5th (his actual Birthday) we went to an Angel game. We got sweet tickets from Brent and Andrea, the seats were right next to 3rd base! It was so fun, Porter loved pointing to the ball. He also did a good job of entertaining everyone around us. Every time the music would come on to announce the next batter he would start dancing. I love this kid!

The next day I took him in for his first haircut. He went from being a cute baby to a handsome little boy. The kid salon was adorable. It was called "Monkey Dooz" and it's safari themed.

 Port had fun sitting in the safari jeep and the lady cutting his hair did a good job making him comfortable. Before she started she showed him the clippers and let him touch them.

Then she turned them on while they were in his hands so he wouldn't be scared of the noise. Then she used them on his head, and he was totally fine! He kept moving around playing in the jeep and she just kept moving right with him. We even got a certificate and a lock of his hair for his first haircut.

On Saturday August 7th we had a big monster theme party for him. I don't know why I was stressed about making it perfect, because it ended up being so fun.

I think the best part was that Porter thoroughly enjoyed himself. He loved being around all the kids, and he LOVED the water.

Grandpa and Bryant did a great job at the BBQ.

I made the goodie bags and party hats :)

The cake was a team effort. Thanks Autumn and Holley!

Here are some of the other decorations...

Andrea volunteered to take all of the pictures during the party. They turned out so great, and it was nice to not have to worry about snapping a shot of everything. She got some great shots of friends, family, and the kids having fun in the water.


Soon enough, it was time for the cake. Porter had never had sweets before this moment, so he went to town on his cake. He didn't even care that everyone was watching him!

Here's the end result.

Next was present time. He loved all of his new toys and clothes!

 By the end of the party he was exhausted. I could see him trying to fight sleep, but it was inevitable.

During Porter's 1st year I kept a note of things I love about him. Here

are just a few...

He pats your back when he hugs you

He's been fascinated with fans, since he was a newborn

When he's really upset he'll cry without breathing, and then stick his tongue out without any sound

My hair is the first thing he grabs in order to fall asleep

He is always Happy!

He likes to touch his own eyelashes

Anytime he hears cheering, he'll clap along with it

He's a Mama's boy

He'll drop things on purpose, then say "uh-oh"

When he feeds himself, he makes sure to rub some in his hair
He loves to give kisses (mostly open mouth and slobbery)

His teeth came in funny...instead of the front 2, he had one front one and a side tooth next to it.

He has brought so much joy to our little family. We are so blessed to have this little boy and we love him so much!



  1. It looks like he (and you) had so much fun!!! I can't believe he's a year already!

  2. Im sad we missed his birthday party. I cant believe how much older porter looks with his hair cut. darling party, darling decorations, darling parents and darling baby. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PORTER PANTS!