Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Preston Leonard Wendel is One Year Old!!

Preston's first birthday was so fun! I was excited and sad at the same time. We went to McDonalds for lunch and he ate a half of a cheeseburger, usually he just wants the fries, but this time he only wanted the cheeseburger. Then for dinner he ate a whole slice of pizza and a whole bowl of applesauce (which he loves and I made it..ha ha). AND then.......the party started. We just had family over and it was so fun! My mom made Preston a blue #1 cake. Preston had no idea what was going on, he just knew everyone was watching him pick at his cake. I wasn't sure if I wanted to put a candle on the cake because I knew he would grab for it, but Ryan wanted one on it so we put one on. Well, yup...he grabbed for it and Ryan yelled "no!" and pulled his hand back and of course Preston thought he was in trouble and screamed and wanted nothing to do with the cake. Finally, after my mom and Heather let him taste some of the frosting, he was more interested. He kind of just poked at it a little bit at first, but then he just started to dig in. He was sliding his foot across the top of the cake, grabbing at it, and then he had an itch on his leg and he scratched it with a frosting covered fingers, so then he had the sticky sticky frosting everywhere! It was so cute!! He didn't like the actual cake on his hands so he would fling it off, but he loved that blue sticky frosting! After he had quite a bit, it was ready for a bath. We had to wrap him up in a towel to get him upstairs, but then the towel was stuck to him. Marimom gave him a nice warm bath and he was pretty much pooped after that. He had a long day and a tummy full of cake, he was ready for bed. He got so much stuff, you would have thought it was Christmas. Most of the stuff I gave him, I had bought awhile ago and just decided to wrap them up. He got a Little People Farm, books(his favorite), clothes, pjs, a boat for the bath, Diego Sippy Cups, a Diego toothbrush, a Backyardagains Movie, a little push mower, and then my mom made him a Raggedy Andy Doll and my mother-in-law made him a hanging for his wall that says his name and birthday (way cute!). I would say he did pretty good! I just can't believe my little precious boy is already a year old. I'm so thankful that I was blessed with Preston. I'm thankful that he is such a healthy, happy, silly, loving sweet boy!! I love being his mommy and I love him so much!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Preston!

I cannot believe my little sweet precious boy Preston is already ONE year old! It went by so fast, it makes me sad, but also thankful that he is still a healthy, fun, loving BIG boy. I am working on his scrapbook, but of course, I am way behind, so I look at all his little tiny baby pictures and I just want to cry. I miss when he was so little and snuggly. Don't get me wrong, he is so fun now that he is older, but it's still just sad. He is now so funny and silly and he is actually kind of a little mean monster too. We love watching him everyday do and learn something new. Preston makes us laugh all the time and we LOVE him to death!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Walkin and gettin some teeth...

Well my baby boy (which will be a year old in just a couple weeks, I cant believe it!! *tears*) is walking and finally got his two front teeth. The teeth are on the top and they still aren't all the way showing but you can see about half of them. His bottom ones you can tell are there, they just havent broken through yet. He was pretty cranky when those tops ones were coming, but he did sleep alot, so that was nice. I'll try to get a picture when they come all the way through, he hates anyone touching his mouth.

As for walking, Preston has been walking along the couch and whatever else he can use to hold himself up for about the last month. Just this last weekend he has been getting more and more brave and just walking anywhere and everywhere. He can walk around for quite a bit before falling. When he falls down he can't get up yet so he still does his little funny scoot to something to lift himself back up and then he's on his way again. He's so cute when he walks, he seems SOOO big, I can't believe how fast he's growing.

Each day my precious Preston is doing something new. I have been trying to get him to say "momma and dadda", which he does say it, I just don't think he knows what it means quite yet. The other day it was cute, I was calling him 'dude' and he thought it was the funniest thing, so I just kept saying, "hey dude" and Preston says "duu" but its the only time I got him to do it, he wont do it again. When you say "YEA!!" he will clap his hands and then when you say "So Big" he will put his arms in the air. So everyday he is making me laugh with something new. He has started something that doesnt make me laugh so much, he likes to scream (like a girl), really loud....when he doesnt get what he wants or when he's trapped in his little play area (just the den with the ottoman in between the couch and chair) He also does not like when mommy has a blanket on. In the morning I'll sit on the couch with a blanket and Preston will come and get mad and try to get the blanket off. I'm beginning to think it's because he knows I hide my cell phone and the remote behind it, and those are his two favorite things that he cant have. But he's still my little buddy and I just love him to death!!

*Preston walks a lot more than whats in the video, but he was trying to find his marshmallows and boy does he love marshmallows (like father, like son)!!!