Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Jacoby

I can hardly believe that Jacoby is one; this last year has just flown by. I have loved watching him grow and do new things, but I'm so sad that he's growing up. I love being a mother; I have never felt so much joy in my entire life.
We had a couple parties for Jacoby and he was pretty dang spoiled. I was going to take a picture of everything he got so that we would remember, but there are some things that aren't here yet. He got a bike seat to go on my bike, a helmet, a little train toy, cars, stuffed giraffe, clothes, and some other fun toys. It's fun for him to get some toys and have new things to play with. Thank you everyone for the nice gifts.
We had a family reunion for my mom's side of the family at Downata Hot Springs this weekend. We've been there a few times before for reunions and it's a lot of fun. Thankfully Jacoby slept really well in the tent. On Friday we went swimming for most of the days and Tyler likes to tease me about acting like a little girl when I go swimming, but I just love it. Becca and I went down the waterslides and I would stop in the middle and wait for her to catch up and we would go down together, we're such rebels I know. They didn't even say anything to us because I think they figured we were too old to be doing it on purpose; we sure fooled them. Ha ha. I really love my family and it was great to spend time with them. On Friday night we had a little party with my family for Jacoby's birthday.
Yesterday Tyler's parents had a barbeque for his birthday and that was a lot of fun. This post has a lot of random pictures from Jacoby's birthday and my reunion.

This is the best picture I could get of Jacoby on his birthday. Everytime I got the camera out he would chase after me and try to grab it. Ha ha Jacoby sure liked his cupcake and he almost ate the whole thing.
Opening presents
Jacoby is getting so good at walking and is super fast. I thought this was a cute picture of Annie and him at the reunion. Annie is such a great helper with the grandkids and will play with them and help take care of them whenever we need her to.
Jacoby is now facing forward in his carseat and we are loving it. It just makes it so much easier to take care of him in the car and he loves to be able to see everything. On the way to the reunion he was getting pretty fussy so I pulled out the camera to take a picture and he got this huge smile on his face, man I've got him trained pretty well.
These are the monkey cupcakes that I made for his birthday. My cousin, Hailey, made some for her son's birthday and I thought they were darling.
I'm done with my internship!!! It's such a relief, I can't even tell you. It was so hard for me to be away from Jacoby for 45-50 hours a week, but it was well worth it. I learned so much and made some great friends. In the beginning I had just planned on doing my internship and being done for good, but then I decided to work Tuesdays and Saturdays for a little while. It will be good to keep up my skills and make a little money. I didn't want to work if Tyler couldn't watch Jacoby, so it should work out that he can watch him and I'm so glad. I can't even tell you wonderful it was to have Tyler watch Jacoby while I was working. He took such great care of him, always had dinner ready when I got home, cleaned the house, and even organized closets and cupboards. I knew that he would do a good job, but I didn't know that he would be this awesome, I feel pretty lucky. This past month has been one of the hardest months of my life, and I'm so glad it's over. I'm so glad that I'm a woman and that I get to be a mother and stay at home with Jacoby and that Tyler wants to get a career and provide for our family.


The Clarks said...

yea that's awesome that you're done with your internship! i bet that was way hard but you are way smart to just do it. loved all the pictures! happy birthday, jacoby! =)

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Little Jacoby! I can't believe it! And congrats on your internship! You rock!

Steph said...

I'm so bummed that I didn't get to go to the reunion. I would have loved to form a train with you and Becca on the waterslide--just like old times. I'm glad you had fun anyway. I can't believe Coby is 1! That's nuts! Your cupcakes for his birthday were so cute and so tasty. I didn't know Tyler made dinner for you every night, too! Geez, can I hire him?

Rozalynn and Mitch said...

oh jacoby has the cutest smile I think I have ever seen! happy birthday to the cute little man..

Angie & Neal said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Jacoby! time sure does fly! Those cupcakes are adorable...and I'm glad you were able to make it through your internship!

Taylor and Lyndsi said...

How is he a year old already? Time sure does fly. Train on the slide...Sounds like the good old days! I love those cupcakes! They are adorable. I love how you can get him to Cheese it up for the camera. You have him trained well!!

Adam & Leesha Wickern said...

WOW, a year old!! such a cutie!! Congrats on finishing the internship. I'll see you this Sunday ;)

Janet said...

I am proud of you for finishing up your schooling and I know how hard it was for you. I think it is great that Tyler took such great care of Jacoby and did the cooking and cleaning besides. It is great when a couple can work things out so well together. Happy BIrthday, Jacoby!

Roseanne said...

It was so fun seeing you guys too. We had a lot of fun. And ya, I loved that pic your mom took of us. She's a great photographer!