Friday, January 27, 2012

Declan's First Birthday

Our little boy turned 1 year old today!! I can't believe it has already been a year. It really has gone by too fast. We are so grateful to have Declan in our family. He is such a calm and happy baby and so much fun! There are days when I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed and all I have to do is look at Declan and it helps me calm down. We call him "our little peacemaker". To celebrate his birthday we went to my parent's house for dinner. It was fun to get together as a family and we had some good entertainment watching Declan eat his cake. On Sunday we are going to go to Dan's parent's house for part 2 of Declan's birthday celebration.

I found the idea for this cake a while ago when I was searching the blogosphere . This cake has also been floating around Pinterest too. It was fun and pretty easy to make. Dan made the small cake for Declan at work. I just added the kit kats and M&Ms later. The big cake I made using just a yellow cake mix. I've been on a health kick lately and heard that you can use applesauce instead of oil when you are baking. So I used applesauce instead of oil and I also just used egg whites instead of whole eggs. I guess the chocolate makes up for the calories I kept out of the cake. :) I was a little nervous to see how it would taste and if my family would like it but it turned out great! So yummy!!
Declan LOVED his cake!!!

He wasn't a fan of getting cleaned up though.

Kaylee was more than happy to help Declan open his presents. Such a great big sister!

We also took Declan in for his 1 year check up today. I know, we're such mean parents to take him to the doctor on his birthday. He got 3 shots but did great!! Here are his stats:

Height: 30 inches (59th percentile)
Weight: 24 lbs 7 ozs (74th percentile)
Head: 18.5 cm (69th percentile)