Thursday, August 19, 2010

Luke’s First Birthday!

My sweet baby boy’s first birthday is coming to a close and reflecting on the day, is making me smile.  He slept in pretty late this morning, had a peach for breakfast, and we headed to his doctor’s appointment.  I’m not sure why I made his appointment for his actual birthday, but I feel like there was some method to my madness when I made it.  He’s 19 lbs, 7 oz (7th percentile).  He’s 28 1/2” long (10th percentile).  Tommy says he’s in the 99th percentile for looks :)  He had four shots and took them like a champ. 

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After the doctor we headed to Ruby Tuesday’s for lunch.  He was a superstar!  As soon as our waitress saw his shirt she brought him a little plate with some fries and grapes on it, and a chocolate milk.  He was in heaven with all of his treats!  He also had lots of little bites off of my salad plate like ham, egg, zucchini, carrots, and cheese.  I put a little of the chocolate milk in with his white milk and he loved it.  Then, the girl sitting next to us who looked like she was around 13 insisted on giving Luke two dollars!  It was so sweet!!  And for the grand finale our waitress brought out two big scoops of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.  He had a few bites, but Krystal helped him with that :)

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Since the weather was nice, after lunch we headed to the National Harbor just to walk around and spend some time outside.  We had a great time and I got Luke a chocolate covered Peep from the Peeps store, but he hasn’t eaten it yet.  I didn’t want to overload him knowing he was having cake tonight. 

We got home and I started preparing dinner.  My parents and Sage came over and Luke had a little bit of steak and twice baked potatoes with us.  We got him a wagon for his birthday and went for a couple of trips around the backyard. 

After that, it was time to sing happy birthday and for Luke to have his first cake!  He’s been snuck bites here and there like I’m sure most babies have, but this cupcake was all his.  He wasted no time digging in!!  He basically crumbled the whole thing first, and then started taking little bites.  He drank lots of milk to go along with it.  After all of this food and all of the excitement, he finally crashed around 7:45 and I never heard a peep after I laid him down. 

stuffing his face!


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hanging out with Grandpa


crawling through the tunnel from Sage


cruisin’ in his wagon

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Thank you so much to everyone who sent love Luke’s way and our way.  We appreciate being surrounded by such amazing people everyday.  I don’t know where I would be as a mother without my friends and family, so thank you all for helping me raise Luke.

And to Prince Handsome Amazing Perfect Baby Luke:

We never could have imagined the joy and fulfillment you have brought to our lives.  Seeing you grow and smile and learn is so rewarding.  We can’t wait to see what the next year brings.  We love you all the way to the moon and back and are so proud to be your parents!! 


  1. Happy 1st Birthday Luke!! Looks like you had a great day :)

  2. Glad you had an awesome day!! Don't worry, I always scheduled Bailey's appointments on her 'birthdays' too! I guess just so I could be off with her! lol :) Happy Birthday to Luke, again!

  3. Happy Birthday Luke...what a great day :)