It has been an incredible ride so far watching Brendan grow, change, learn and explore new things! I have learned in the past year that becoming a parent is really one of the best things in the world. It brings me happiness and joy, but I have also learned that being a parent also comes with some challenges. Not challenges in the sense that the kid is a hellion or anything because seriously, I don't know how I was blessed with such an amazing little boy. I am talking about challenges like everyday realizations, that I am not just making choices and decisions for myself, but I am in charge of a very little person, and I have to sometimes make quick decisions regarding his well being and just "going with" my instinct and making choices that I think is right, and then just hoping it turns out for the best. So far so good, though. He seems to be turning out well, or so I am told! That's the hardest part, for me. The absolute best part of being a parent is being able to expose Brendan to new experiences that I have had, and watch through his eyes as he experiences things for the first time. These past few weeks have been full of first time experiences for Brendan!
Probably not Brendan's first shirtless photo, but I can't resist this face! This kid is going to be a heart breaker!
Brendan's first time at the beach! My pale little Casper baby loooooved the sand so much, that when it was time to go, he cried! We will definitely be visiting the beach again soon!
This past weekend, we went to 'My Gym' for some fun at some of our best friend's son's birthday party! Brendan was upset when we put him in the ball pit, but then when I went in with him, he was happy and didn't want to get out! Taking this picture with him was an effort, because he was whining and trying to get away so he could continue playing! Oh, and yes he cried when it was time to get out, here too!
Well, this weekend was also when we decided to take Brendan's 1 year old pictures and our family photos. Brendan was a little cranky that morning, and this shot above, pretty much sums up the mood for the entire session. We didn't want to buy this one, but couldn't resist sneaking a little camera phone picture to document the event! Believe it or not, our photographer happened to be very talented, and somehow got a few decent shots of him, and us! To get Brendan to smile, we had to shove fruit snacks in his mouth between re-posing! Ahhh, the strategies and schemes you come up with as a parent! So much fun, but it can leave one exhausted!
Hope you all had an exciting and eventful Memorial Day Weekend! I know we did!
Back to work, everyone!!