Happy 1st Birthday Pete!

Our little man is one today! It feels like just yesterday Pete was a tiny newborn snuggling in my arms.

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has already passed. It seems like it flew by and I can’t believe that our baby is one!

Pete was showered with cards and presents and had his very first taste of birthday cake.  I had planned on making a layer cake, but someone (who shall remain nameless) decided she would help herself to cake when I wasn’t looking.  So Pete got a one-layer cake instead.

I think he liked it.  Pat and I had so much fun watching him figure out what it was and what he was supposed to do with it.  We were all laughing and it was pretty cute seeing Pete’s reaction to the feel of the frosting and ultimately the taste of the cake.

One year ago, I thought that true happiness was a thing of the past for me … that my heart was irrevocably broken.  And then this little baby boy arrived.  He cried, then I cried and then I fell totally in love with him.  And I continue to fall more in love with him every single day.  When I look at him, I know that he was made especially for us.  I can’t imagine any other child being ours … he is just so perfect. Because of him, my smiles are genuine, my heart is mending and life feels really good again.  Pete is truly the light of our lives and is such a special little guy.  Pat and I are so proud of him and so excited to see what’s in store for his second year!


Pete at the Park

My friend Jodie told me about a great park in North Attleboro: the World War I Memorial Park and Zoo.  Pete and I were looking for something to do yesterday afternoon so we decided to meet my parents at the park.  Jodie wasn’t kidding; this park was incredible.  It had a petting zoo to start, so Pete saw all kinds of new animals: goats, deer, llamas, donkeys and pigs to name a few.  He didn’t know quite what to make of the animals (especially the llamas!), but he liked watching Birdie feed carrots to them.

Not a huge fan of the giant metal unicorn.

After spending some time with the animals, we walked around the park a little bit more.  There were several playgrounds, a butterfly garden, a gigantic sandbox and so many things to explore.  Pete is pretty skeptical of new things.  He wasn’t totally into the swings and slides at first, but after enough time, he warmed right up!

Those smiles speak for themselves!

He loved the little horse and was so cute smiling as he bounced around.  He also loved crawling up the slide and then sliding down on his belly.  He would laugh and laugh and then do it all over again.  It was adorable.  It was so fun watching him enjoy himself and it was pretty cute watching his grandparents with him too!  I’m not sure who had more fun – him, them or me.

I can’t wait to explore more new things with Pete.  He makes everything that much more entertaining and enjoyable!  And we will definitely be back at that park again soon.

Pete’s Perch

One of Pete’s favorite things to do is look out the window in his bedroom.  He scampers over to it the minute he has the chance, shoves the shade out of the way and pulls himself up to check out his surroundings.  He gets very excited and talks to what he sees, looks all around and it’s just the cutest thing:

He’s so curious and inquisitive and I love watching him explore new things.  And how cute is his little bum?!  I love it.

Easter 2012

Pete the Bunny celebrated his first Easter this weekend!  I am quite sure he’s going to hate me for this picture some day but he truly didn’t seem to mind wearing bunny ears:

We spent Easter morning in Worcester with Nana, Grandpa and Auntie Liz:

Pete found his Easter basket:

And then we headed to Canton to spend the afternoon with the Conroy clan (where I apparently took no pictures!) … Pete was a tired boy.  He didn’t nap all day but was so sweet and cuddly.  He never sits still for long, so for him to sit in Kristen’s lap resting was very unusual!  It was pretty adorable and Kristen didn’t seem to mind either.

We spent last Easter anxiously awaiting the munchkin’s arrival, so it was very fun to have him around this year.  We had such a great day with our families and love seeing the joy that Pete brings to so many people.  He is a neat little guy and continues to make us happier than I ever thought possible!

Easter Bunny

Pete met the Easter Bunny yesterday.  He was pretty skeptical (I can’t say I blame him) but they somehow managed to take his picture before he started really crying.  As one of my girlfriends said, the picture looks like it was taken circa 1975!

Happy Easter!