Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tanner's 1st Birthday

Yesterday Tanner turned 1!  God sent him to us early so Grandma could meet him.
 
Usually everyone likes to give the birthday person a present, but I finally learned that isn't really necessary for a 1 year old:)  We got enough (small) things for the younger kids to give him.  Here's he's showing off a shirt and baby food.  And, yes, he loved getting the baby food.  He kept on saying num-num and picking it back up off the floor!!
 
Daddy had seen this Ford ride-on toy awhile back and has been knowing that Tanner "needed" to have it for his birthday.  He was very excited about it.

 
 
Grandma's last words to Tanner (as a one month old baby) were something to the effect that there was a Tonka truck downstairs that he would get to play with when he got bigger.  After her death, we took it home for him and it has been stored to give him on his birthday.  I was looking for a simple cake and remembered this kind . . . a load of "dirt".



Dirt . . . or mud . . . kind of makes a mess:)

Getting a ride in his new truck . . . "Look, Mom, no hands"!!

And a picture of Morgan since she's so cute and said "Mom, take a picture of me":)

8 comments:

  1. He's still as cute as he was when you were out in NH. That sure brought a smile to my face this morning! LOVE.

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    1. Thanks! We sure think he is! Everything he does is so amazing you'd think he was our first:)

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  2. How sweet that you thought to take the Tonka and give it to him on his 1st birthday! He is doubly precious to me because he was Mom's last that she got to see here on earth:)

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    1. David said right away that it would be for him, so I just stored it.

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  3. Thats so wonderful! Happy birthday, to Tanner! I remember how excited Mom was when he was born!

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  4. Happy birthday to Tanner! That is so neat that you could give him the truck and even fill it with"dirt".

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    1. Thanks! It was such an easy way to do a cake! Didn't have to worry about making frosting:)

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