Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dylan's First Birthday

Our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness at this milestone celebration as we reflect back on God's abundant blessings and protection over us in this past year.

Psalm 100:4-5:
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."

A few pics from his parties in Chicago and Orland Park.....

Checking out his present from Mommy and Daddy on his birthday morning. Not quite sure...

He decided he likes it and repeats Elmo's actions by waving his hand and nodding his head.

Pre-party picture with my mom, who flew in for the weekend!

Enjoying bday balloons with Daddy.

New toys!!

Dancing to the "birthday boogie", played by Papa on the piano at the Orland Park party.

Then Dylan took his turn on the ivories.

D and I are with my cousin Tammy and her son Carter.

Dylan's "smash cake."

Considering his strong affection for sweet potatoes, he did pretty well with this "foreign food" at Sunday's party. (On Saturday, we weren't so lucky, rejecting cake in favor of his sweet potatoes.)

Our cousin's kids helped Dylan open presents.