Foster’s 1st Cranky Car Ride

On our way to and from Arlington for Zane’s 1st Birthday, Foster was less than pleased to be stuck in his carseat for 4 and half hours there and 4 and a half hours back.  This is the first time we’ve been on a road trip that Foster didn’t sleep like a dream baby in the car. 

SO… Mommy rode in the backseat between two car seats and literally tried to entertain Foster the entire trip!  I fed him, made faces, read books, sang, laughed, juggled, etc.  Most of the time, he cried and tried to reach for me.  Daddy had to ride in the backseat for the last hour of the trip while I drove because it was just breaking my heart too much!

I will be happy when we can turn his car seat forward facing because I think that will make things more bearable for him.

Here are a few pictures I took when we stopped at McDonald’s on the trip home to let him out of his car seat for a few minutes- can you see the relief on his face?!

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Zane’s 1st Birthday

On August 28th, we made a very quick (less than 24 hour) trip to Arlington to surprise our nephew (and his Mommy and Daddy) for his 1st Birthday Party.  We’re so glad we were able to make it for his special day.  They had a pool party at Pops and Gigi’s house and over 40 friends/family were there.  It was really fun watching him open gifts with his mommy and then dive into his BLUE cake. 

This is a sign that Emma and I made for Zane in the car on the way to his party.  I made dots on the paper and she traced the dots to form letters.  She put the fish stickers around the edge of the sign. 

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He had a lego themed party- it was very cute.

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Zane signaled that he was “All Done!”IMG_1781

Foster is saying, “When’s it gonna be my Birthday?”IMG_1622

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We love you Zane!  Happy Happy 1st Birthday!