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Easter Festivities

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Friday night we decided to try coloring eggs with Cohen.  I fully knew it would be a bigger mess than anything, but still wanted the experience with him and hoped we’d have a little fun, too!  We definitely made a mess, but also had fun.  I think we got 7 really ugly eggs out of it!  🙂

 

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Cohen, lately

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With this super warm and awesome end of winter/transition into spring, we have been getting out of the house a lot more than I even anticipated and it’s been great!  We have played outside, taken walks, gone to the park and even a super fun children’s museum. Note: some photos are pre-haircut and some are after.  Hopefully I can get my act together and get the actual haircut photos/videos here soon.  Because I held him for that, the photos are on Tim’s camera and Tim’s phone…so it’s more difficult for me attain those photos.

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How we spent our Christmas!

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We started our Christmas celebrations by doing lots and lots of baking on Christmas Eve.  I made spiced walnuts and no bake chocolate cookies.  Tim made his homemade fudge.  YUM!  Then we went to church together, which was great!  After the service, we were able to get a few pictures together, too, which is nice.  We actually got one last year, too, when Cohen was a teeny, tiny 10 day old baby.  So great.  Much like a lot of the other photos we take, I love being able to have a new “version” each year to look back on.

 

 

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UNO! (but dos…)

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Ok, so to finally wrap up this party…2 months later!  Recap – we threw the party in our basement – and actually we had parties.  We decided it would be best to divide the partying into sessions, if you will.  We knew it would be better for Cohen (and really, everyone) if he got to nap in between and also not have 100 people staring at him…we did the family party first in the afternoon, and then invited friends over in the evening.  We loved doing it like this for multiple reasons.  One of the best reasons was that our family didn’t have to share Cohen with our friends!  Especially those family members that traveled to spend the day with us.  It was great that they were able to clock some serious face time with our special birthday boy!

I hope you enjoy the fun pictures below of our big boy in full on party mode!

The day started with getting Cohen dressed in his UNO onesie  (Tim and I had matching – shirts, not onesies) after a nice nap (Cohen, not us!).

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UNO! (Part uno…)

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Better late than never, right?! I can’t seem to get back into the swing of things.  It seems as though there’s always some barrier between me and blogging right now! But I’m ready to get out of that funk… starting with Cohen’s birthday party, which we held at our house in early December.  It was absolutely amazing!  Couldn’t have turned out more perfect – and we put some serious time into the details, because hey, our first child only turns 1 once…and it is all about the details. So read on for millions of pics…and loads of fun!

Tim and I wanted to create a super fun backdrop for the party – and many of our details were homemade – those that weren’t, were simple and easy to interpret. What I loved so much about the UNO theme was not having to buy 200 Mickey Mouse plates.  We were able to stick to bright, primary colors and it was still fun and young!  So anyways, about the party…we had it in the basement.  I decided it was best to split this post into 2 parts (much like our party – more on that later).  The first being all the details pertaining to the party (the decorations, food, etc.) and then I’ll have a part deux, which will be party, party, party, in full glory!

Here’s a little warm up…during the decorating process! And yes, that’s a tent/tunnel.  We had to keep the birthday boy occupied during set up, naturally!

 

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