Being a mom is so fun. I love spending all week with T. Every day is filled with fun playdates and adventures, but the best part of the week is still the weekends when we can play with dad. One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is go to brunch. Last week we went with Aunt Jess before heading to the California Science Center. This weekend we went to brunch with two of the moms from my moms group after our kids took a music class, then we took the babies on their first carousel rides. We love taking Tristan out and watching the sheer delight he has in seeing new things!
My sister has started a business called Tiny Hearts Photography. I am so proud of her! She has always had a talent for taking pictures and now she is going to start making money doing something she loves. I hosted a photography playdate and she got some really great photos. Here are some she took of Tristan!
Tristan's first birthday was so fun. Tristan's Aunt Jess baked him two cakes one for Tristan and a yummy super chocolate one for everyone else. Grandma and Gramndpa Lee come down for the party and tons of Tristan's friends came over. He got SO many presents that our house looks like a toy store now. His favorite gift was a birthday balloon that he carried from room to room for days. I can't believe he has been in our lives for over a year now. He brings us so much joy.
Danny got me a trip to Maui for Christmas! It wasn't quite as relaxing as we hoped it would be. We all got the stomach flu, then missed our plane coming back, thereby getting stuck in the airport for a whole day. And it is hard to lounge with a one year old. But there were good times too. Dan watched the baby while I got an AWESOME volcano wrap at the spa one day, we saw sea turtles and whale spouts from the beach, and Dan playing with Tristan in the hotel pool was one of the cutest things I have ever seen.
It's been so long since I published a post, mostly because we've been so busy. For those, like my mother, who would like to see pictures of what we've been up to, please just pretend that I posted these back in December. :-)
Tristan spent his first Christmas morning at home with his adoring mother and father, then had dinner at my sister's house, where he got to play with his favorite cousins. My sister made me a beautiful plate with Tristan's hands and footprints to use for his birthday cakes every year.
The next day Tristan's Grandma and Grandpa Lee came down to visit and we had Christmas all over again! They gave him a tricycle that he loved! It was nice to spend some time with them before we got ready for MY Christmas present: a trip to Maui from my darling husband!
Next post you'll see some pictures of our trip. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of Tristan's first Christmas!