Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Joshua!

I know we say this every year our children have a birthday, but really, where does the time go? I feel like it was just yesterday I was anxiously waiting to go to the hospital to deliver him. I was to be induced because it had been over 2 weeks of being dilated to a 3 and 75% effaced. That coupled with having Group B Strep, my doctor wanted me to be at the hospital with plenty of time to get all of my antibiotics in. Fine by me! Then at 6 am as we are heading out the door to go to the hospital, they called that there were not enough beds for me so I had to hold on until they called me to go. They didn't know when that would be. What??? My sister and her family got up at the crack of dawn to be at our house before 6 am so she could go to the hospital with us while her husband, Greg, stayed with Sammi and their kids at our house. Instead we waited several hours while my mom and Meredith tried to keep my mind off things. I kept thinking, where would they put me if I was seriously in labor?
Several hours later they finally called me to go to the hospital. I will spare you the boring delivery details....but after 6 pm Joshua Barton arrived! I was so relieved to finally get to see his pretty face (ok, as pretty as newborns can be) and meet this creature I grew and carried around for over 9 months.
I love this picture Meredith took of him. She is so talented.

First birthday. He was not one of those kids that dove into the cake and got it everywhere. Nope, he freaked out and wanted nothing to do with it. I even tried to put some icing in his mouth so he would know how sweet it was. Nope. Not gonna happen.

Maybe it was the hat that I made him wear that was making him so angry?

Second birthday. Please ignore my horrible attempt at decorating a cake. Gosh, I wish I didn't have any pictures of that hideous mound of cake and icing.

Now THIS is what I call an amazing cake! My friends Jennifer and Dustin made it. Isn't it incredible? All I told them was a train cake. I didn't care what it looked like. I was not expecting this! It was sooooooo yummy too.

In the last year especially, I have learned more about boys than I ever thought I could. At least for mine, they will make a road or track out of anything for their cars or trains to ride on. Sand being poured over their head and into their mouth is fun! Hands in the pants is a must. Jumping from everything and onto everything is not a big deal anymore. Tools are cool! You MUST imitate the sound of a plane, train, race car, etc several times a day. Boys DO want to be just like their daddy's. Claiming that the toot we just heard was theirs. They like to be tough and never sit still, but love to snuggle with their mommy when they are tired. Only having a sister, I have found myself telling Jason about something that Joshua did with a sound of shock in my voice. 99% of the time Jason's response is "It's ok, that's just what boys do". I am getting more and more used to that and just love being the mommy to my precious son.


Allison said...

What a sweet tribute to such a precious little boy. Happy birthday, Joshua. I'm sure you get told all the the time, but I don't know if I've ever told you this...he looks just like you!

Your Mom said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Joshua! Such fun to watch growing up.
I never saw his "real" birthday cake with McQueen on it! I love it and you did a great job! Afterall, you are an amateur. It was cute. Bet that black icing was fun to make.

Hugs to our Buster!

TheSipesFamily said...

I like the McQueen cake...I think it is cute! Happy B-day Joshua...what a cutie! BTW good to know some boy things...I'm new to this boy thing!!

Jodi said...

Awww... so sweet. Such a big kid!!!

And yes, that cake is amazing!!