Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ty's 1st Birthday!

Ty on the way to his birthday party!
I cannot believe my little man is already ONE! Where has the time gone? I swear it was just yesterday that I went through the hardest day of my life to get him here, and ended up with the most perfect little baby I've ever seen. Ty is by far my greatest accomplishment, and my greatest Joy. I cannot imagine my life without him. People talk about "waiting" to have kids until you've been married longer, or until you are ready. Well, Clarke and I weren't expecting Ty as soon as he came, but I am SO grateful Heavenly Father had a bigger plan for our family, because Ty has strengthened our marriage, and made our lives so much happier than we ever could have imagined. There is never ever a dull moment in our home, and we wouldn't change it for anything! 
Ty is the sweetest little trouble maker. If there's something he shouldn't be getting in to, he'll find it. Seriously though, this kid has talent! It amazes me how quick I have to be on my toes with him. I turn my back for one second, and he's already got the whole roll of toilet paper unrolled, his toys in the toilet, the neighbor doggie's poo in his hands, my cell phone in the bath tub, the trash in the trash can thrown all over the house, the whole box of q-tips spread through the bathroom and q-tips up his nose, dad's nice computer cord has been chewed on, school textbooks ripped to shreds, toys down the heating vents.... I could go on and on. Like I said earlier, there is never a dull moment with this kid. 
Ty loves anything to do with Balls. Or anything round. He will kick around a ball all day. He loves goldfish and most crackers, he loves to be outside, he loves walks, he loves going on runs with mommy, he loves animals, loves to give mommy and daddy kisses, he loves to read story books, he loves his blankets and if you give him one, his thumb immediately goes in his mouth. He loves to scream with excitement, he loves the bathtub and anything water. Ty can say dada, wow, and was-tha (which we thing sounds like "what's that?"). He started walking at 9 months, and ever since then I've been trying to keep up with him. He's so smart, and a quick learner. He loves to wrestle, and gets jealous with Clarke and I cuddle. He'll run up to us, and climb right in between us and just giggle. It's the best!
I love this little guy with all my heart, and feel so blessed to be his mom!

Ty was so excited to have balloons in the car! (on the way to his birthday party)

For his birthday, we decided to keep the party pretty small with just family. He gets overwhelmed with a lot of people, and gets really shy, so we wanted him to have fun and not be cranky. We still had quite a few people there. My family, Clarke's family, Grandparents, and Malena and Ariel (they might as well be family!).
I wanted to do a themed party, and so I went with a "Goldfish/Pirate Theme" Mostly because one of Ty's favorite things is Goldfish. I had a pretty tight budget, so I made everything myself, and I love the way it turned out! 
Ty was still kinda overwhelmed with everyone that was there, but he did love opening his presents and playing with his new toys. He didn't really like the cake smash, he mostly cried. I don't think he like having his hands covered in cake. I think the happiest he was all night was when Arielle came over and the 2 kids sat on the floor and ate goldfish straight from the jar. 
I'm grateful to everyone that came and supported our little family in our little stepping stone. 

I can't wait to see what this next year brings for our family and see how much Ty grows! :)

Birthday Banner!
 I made a picture collage of pictures from every month up until his first birthday. It's so crazy to see how much he's changed over the past year!
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My subway art
Gold fish crackers, subway art, and Fish bait (Gummy worms, and Gummy octopus's)

Cupcakes with little Pirate Toppers
 I was so proud of my cake! I found this cute little pirate bathtub toy, and then made the cake to look like an ocean, and a beach! I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Fish Eggs, and Swedish Fish

"Sea Water" Yummy!

The whole table all decorated

Me and Ty before the party started!

Family Photo! We just love this little guy!
Ty and his favorite Uncle Mas!

Ty and Uncle Tan man

Mac+ Mac's boyfriend, Jen and Britt

Grandpa and Grandma Beckham with baby Owen

Makai and Tate

Aunt Jen, and Uncle Andrew

Ty getting really excited about his new toys.

Uncle Tate helping Ty with his new hammer

Ty with his firetruck

Ty loves his new book!

Grandpa Beckham tradition (One dollar for every year, plus one to grow on) Ty was super excited about his 2 dollar bill!

Ty with Grandma Greer

Ty with Grandpa

He was really excited about that shoe...

Ty with his best friend Arielle and my best friend Malena

Bunny kisses

Ty and Arielle eating Goldfish on the ground.