Saturday, January 28, 2012

Celebrating a First

I cannot believe an entire year has passed since we welcomed Jett Elliott into our lives.
He has added immense joy to our family.
I love watching Rylee, Asa, and Jenna as big sisters/brother. They dote on him, love to make him laugh, and watch out for him. Jenna, in particular, is a nurturer. She was playing with him once while we had friends visiting. They were in the same room that we were in. We told her "Jenna, you go on and play." As serious as can be, she looked up at us and said, "Okay. But are you going to watch Jett?" Ha!
We kept Jett's first birthday celebration small. We had a few families over for ice cream sundaes. They were simple and yummy.I was going to make a Texas sheet cake because they are super yummy and because I felt a little mommy guilt for not really having a birthday cake for him to smash. But, when I went to make it at the last minute, I didn't have enough cocoa. Oh darn! Guess the Mom of the Year award goes to another one...again.
But, he had just as much fun! I had bunches of neat toppings by raiding my pantry. Seriously...oreo cookies, gingerbread cookies, wafer cookies, sprinkles, fruit, graham crackers, animal cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, ... and then some whipped cream and sauces brought over by my friend.

Yum, yum, ONE!He also got some sweet gifts. The boy has lots of toys for this age, thanks to hand-me-downs. Diapers. That's what he needs. (hee! hee!)
And, if you care to go back and see the joy from one year ago, you can read his birth story [click here].


  1. Ice cream sundaes...sounds like a GREAT way to celebrate a birthday to me!

    Jenna's comment is SO cute. It will be exciting to see what God has in store for her nurturing heart!

  2. Wow, I can't believe Jett is already one year old! Thanks for sharing these fun photos Megan. I've enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all your pictures. :)

  3. First of all, I want to squeeze that kid. He is just too incredibly cute for words :) Second of all, there's a mother of the year award??? No one ever called me about it...hmmm.. :)
    Happy birthday, Jett!