This is Parker the morning of his FIRST birthday. We came into his room really excited and yelled HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!
I made Liz's recipe for Cafe Rio pork barbacoa with cilantro lime rice and spicy cilantro, jalapeno ranch dressing with lots of toppings! I thought it turned out pretty delicious if I'd say so myself! :)
Parker had a nice conversation with his Nana and Papa telling them all about what it's like to be one.
He didn't quite know what to think about unwrapping his presents. We didn't get too many excited facial expressions... I guess he was just trying to take it all in.
This was his face when we told him it was time for cake. His face was like..."wait a minute, didn't I just do this a couple weeks ago? I'm confused."
"Oh not that bright candle again... I can hardly look at it it's so bright!"
"Okay, okay, I'll blow it out just for you guys!"
"Wait a minute-- where are you taking my cake?!"
"Ob boy! I get to do this all over again? Yes!!"
I made my mother-in-law's oatmeal cake recipe with coconut frosting and after I made it I thought Parker wasn't even going to like it.... but boy was I wrong! He downed his whole slice in a matter of minutes!
After we ate the cake, Parker played us a little ditty that had prepared for us-- sure made his momma proud!
I don't know what I would have done without his cousin Colton that night because he was the one responsible for taking all of the lovely photographs!
He even captured Parkers drool just as it was falling off of his chin... true talent I tell you!
He also managed to capture this precious moment with his mom and Ava after she got a "boo boo" and her momma fixed it all better. :)
What a night! :) Can't believe my baby is one!