Ezekiel’s birthday (the 27th) and my birthday (the 28th) were both BEAUTIFUL sunshiney days. An odd occurrence for this time of the year, here in Oregon. I thought “how great for a little outdoor photo shoot on his birthday!” … Zeek wasn’t totally thrilled. No real smiles. But he put up with my antics for a little while.
Photo shoots are definitely harder with a little boy who loves to crawl! I had to sit him down, snap a photo really quick, sit him back down, snap another fast photo…etc. 🙂 The birthday balloon distracted him only momentarily. 🙂
Zeek spent a good portion of his birthday standing on his tip toes, holding onto the window seat and peering out the window at the big neighbor boys across the street playing basketball. I finally got smart and got his little stool for him to stand on.
We had a great evening after daddy got home. We took Zeek to Chuck E Cheese, went to Five Guys for burgers and fries, then *attempted* to take him swimming, after a quick evening power nap, at the Kroc Center…we got there at 8:30 and figured we’d swim and splash in the water until it closed at 10…but the pool portion closes at 9. :(… so no swimming for us. It was our first time going there and we were blown away with how cool it is! 2 pools – one for lap swim and one for play, with a big water slide, a bridge play area with buckets of water that dump on you, and a hot tub, a fitness center, 2 free hours of day care a day, a rock wall and lots of other activities. I think the Anderson’s might be getting a membership there. 🙂 It sure would encourage this mama to work out more! We had memberships at another gym this year and while Skyler used it frequently, I used it … umm… twice. Both times last January, before Zeek was born, when I was a good 9 months pregnant…So obviously, I got really good work outs in those two times, which carried over for the entire year for my fitness…right?! 🙂 No, but seriously – how do you work out with a kid?? What do you do with him!? So…having 2 free hours of childcare would be great! Drop him off, work out for an hour (or 30 minutes, let’s be honest), and then Zeek and I can go for a swim! Sounds like a lot of fun.
ANYWAY. I still can’t believe my baby is one.