Raising a Blended Family


on October 14, 2013

Paxton turned one last Thursday and Shorty and I are still in shock. One. One! I can’t believe the year went by so fast and I can’t believe that our boy is really and truly leaving his baby days behind him.

On Thursday, the day of his actual birthday, we didn’t do a whole lot. Shorty had to work so it was just him and I for part of the day. We got a birthday donut for breakfast (after plenty of fruit) and went to the park in the morning. In the afternoon, we had another toddler friend over and then Shorty came home and we all went back to the park and had a picnic of pizza and breadsticks. See? Simple.

Saturday was his party. We ran around like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to get everything done, and stressing out that no one would show up… but show up they did. Eat they did. Party they did! It was fun and fun to see our boy so well-loved. He was a bit cranky during the party- partly due to the craptastic nap he took before the party that day and partly due to stranger-danger anxieties. He wouldn’t let us put him down for the first hour of the party, but finally started to calm down and crawl around a bit once we enticed him with some food and new toys. From us, he got a water table, which may seem like a strange gift for an October baby… but our boy LOVES water. LOVES. So we figure, this winter we can fill it with warm water and put it on our tile kitchen floor with some towels and let him go to town. Another friend said she used to fill hers with snow and let the kids play. Either way, we’ll use it this winter and then next summer it will move outside to the deck.

I can’t believe a year went by so fast and I can’t believe we have a one-year-old. I love this age and this phase (more on this in my 12m letter, still to come) but I miss the tiny baby phase, too! Ah, motherhood.





















3 responses to “ONE!!!

  1. Jen says:

    happy birthday little buddy! It looks like you had a great time!

  2. He is so cute! Great job mamas!

  3. There is nothing better than watching a one year old tear into their smash cake! The party looked like it was a blast and I love the mini birthday cake. Happy birthday Paxton. 🙂

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