Maybe something from the PX because the rocking horse that Mommy ordered three weeks ago didn't arrive on time? I hate you, target.com. And you, too, USPS.com. Both of you are cramping my online-shopping style. Of course, when packages DO finally arrive to us in Egypt, we do a *happy dance*.
Anyway, Kellen turned one year old on October 20th. It's hard to believe that just a year ago, the fab hubby was home on his first leave from Baghdad, I was popping out a baby, and we were trying to adjust as quickly as possible to a third kid with the not-quite-in-the-back-of-my-mind-Jason-has-to-return-to-Iraq thoughts hovering a black cloud over my head.
|My favorite men.|
Kellen is 2 weeks here.
|Six years difference.|
Makes people wonder...
Happy 1st Birthday, Kellen. We love you so much and love watching you learn and grow. You might be little and new to the world but you've completely stolen our hearts.
Did we celebrate? Of course! Here are the photos from his birthday party. Sure we're in Cairo, but smashing the cake still rules no matter where you are. Thanks to all of our new friends who came to celebrate with us. It was a truly special day!
|One of the mom perks.|
I get to taste the cake first.
|Many of Kellen's adoring fans arrived to celebrate.|
See the bouncer in the background? It was FREE. Sorta.
The party after ours paid for it, but it was set-up during
our party. So all the kids in our party got to "test it out".
|The smashing of the cake.|
A rite of passage for one-year-olds everywhere.
|One of the only occasions that it's ok to lick the plate.|
|This were from earlier in the morning.|
Our wonderful nanny made him a special birthday surprise!