I decided to document Tate’s extraordinary first birthday (ha ha). It started with a diaper change
and a little play time before breakfast (banana cream pie yogurt and a 6 oz. bottle of whole milk (no formula!)).
We said good-bye to Jason as he went off to work, and we played some more.
After eating, Tate and his full tummy headed for a nap. But it didn’t last very long because his very loud siblings woke him up when they got home from school. We were able to snap this photo:
And then get a couple shots of him playing, too:
When the kids ate their snacks, Tate showed them how much he enjoys food-pirating, and he convinced Casey to share his cheese:
That didn’t stop Tate from gobbling up his dinner—chicken noodle casserole like the rest of the family and some baby food, too. He didn’t love the baby food. But he enjoyed my cooking! After dinner, we sang happy birthday over chocolate chip muffins, and then the kids (literally) tore through birthday presents.
Finally it was time for Tate’s bath:
Then we played for a while (you can tell Jason dressed him if you look closely), until he spit up all over my pants (I left that in there for a dose of realism). Like I said, he didn’t really like the baby food (no casserole in there, if you must know).