One year ago today I was holding my brand new little baby, without even the slightest clue of how (and how MUCH) my life would change. I’m so lucky to be his mother! I can’t imagine life without Rushton. He’s such a little person with a big personality to boot. I love my little buddy!
In one short year, he went from this:
We had a little party for him with some family and a few friends–it was a blast, probably more fun for us than for him. I spent about 30 hours on his invitation (curse you, Adobe Illustrator – you definitely showed me who’s boss…) so the rest of the party prep seemed like a piece of cake. (HA! Pun intended.) I felt like such a grown up – having a birthday party for my kid. Rush definitely enjoyed his cake, as you can see. We missed all of the family members who couldn’t make it, but we appreciate the cards and calls and gifts and love they sent! Thanks to all our peeps for celebrating with us!
This picture does not even do the mess justice. Rush doesn’t look too bad here, but there was food EVERYWHERE. On the floor, on the high chair, on me, all over him, behind his neck, in his diaper (? I have no idea how…). His PJ’s were soaked and we headed right to the bath. It’s amazing the wreckage one little boy can cause…
Rushton cut 4 teeth the week of Thanksgiving, and no more ever since! His top two came first, which is unusual. Then the bottom two followed right along. Luckily he took it like a champ and wasn’t overly fussy that week. Can you see all 4 of them?
Team Yellow is getting married! Yesterday my sister got engaged – best Valentine’s Day ever, if you ask me. Here’s to the future Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lee. With her name soon to be Cecilie Lee, Rushton and I will now call her “Aunt LeLee”. But probably not Jake – he’s too mature for that. Congrats, you guys!
You’re not getting sick of me yet, are you? I left the blogosphere for 2 whole months so I have a lot of catching up to do. So maybe just read one of my new posts a day for the next few days and then it won’t seem like I’m bombarding you.
Anyways, here are some more cute random pics of Rushton from the last few weeks. He’s going to be one in about a week. Did you read that correctly?? ONE! I know, I can’t believe it either.
Bathtime in the sink at Grandma Bain’s house. He loved the kitchen sink and all the stuff to grab on the counter.
I swear, that boy will never get any hair to speak of.
Rushton is simply showing Lexie who’s boss. (Lexie is Jake’s cousin’s adorable little girl.)
Rushton on vocals while playing a Taylor Swift song on RockBand. We absolutely cannot keep him away from the RockBand stuff. He’ll crawl over ANYTHING to get to it.
Well, that’s enough for this post! I’m his mama, so I can’t get enough – but for you, Dear Blog Reader, I’ll give you a little break for now.
And now we have the obligatory “Baby’s First Christmas!” post. We started the festivities with a Spurlock Christmas party earlier in December. Rushton was spoiled as he’s the first (and only… Get crackin, Ty and Ash! 😉 grandchild. He loved the barn set and the wooden train, but he did NOT love Santa. (Sorry, Grandpa! Maybe next year. Or the next…)
Luckily Santa didn’t make an appearance in the flesh at my parent’s home, so no tears that time. He actually slept through most of the present-opening. But Rushton did make a little froggy friend that day…