Thursday, March 5, 2015

Clark Turns One!

Well, if ever a day deserved a blog post, it would be our sweet little boy's birthday. I remember trying to explain parenthood to my little brother and sister-in-law, and I think I said something like, "It's exhausting, but every time you are away from them for even 10 minutes and then you see your baby again, your heart just almost explodes because of how cute and sweet and wonderful they are." That's how I feel about Clark. He's just the sweetest, cutest, most wonderful, delightful little boy, and he keeps getting more fun and interesting as he grows.

For his actual birthday celebration, we just had a small party in the afternoon. Dan, Angie, and Mark came down from Houston, we had some new friends from church and their little boy over, and Grandpa Wiese flew all the way from Utah to be with Clark on his birthday. Mostly, the adults snacked on bean dip, chicken salad sandwiches, and cupcakes while the babies played around.

Todd made a beautiful homemade yellow cake with homemade chocolate frosting for Clark's cake. It was the perfect small size for Clark, but we didn't want him to get completely disgusting messy when all the guests were there and we couldn't just deposit him directly into the bath, so he had a cupcake instead. We put him in his high chair and everyone gathered around and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. He was not so sure about that. He looked a little afraid of all the weird attention.

At first he wouldn't touch the cupcake. It seemed like he was thinking, "Why are you putting this giant thing in front of me? Don't you know I only eat tiny bites?" I broke a few pieces off, and he seemed to warm up to it a little, but it was slow going, so I got distracted talking to someone. When I turned back, he had the entire frosted top of the cupcake in his mouth. He shoved the whole thing in. Guess he liked it.

He wasn't very interested in his presents, even the wrapping paper. He was a little overwhelmed by all the people in our house and all the attention on him. The other two little boys there sure got a kick out of the presents though! Although, Clark was immediately in love with the Sesame Street cell phone toy. Thanks Dangie and Mark!

And the big news for his birthday week - he started taking steps! He's still very wobbly, but he can get about 5 steps in before he tumbles. We love our sweet boy!!


  1. Way to go Clarky, walking right in time for your birthday week!

  2. We love him too! He is the best boy!! Looking forward to seeing you all again sometime soon!