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It’s hard to believe but the first year is over. Lincoln officially turned one on Sunday and I think he is still recovering from all the excitement! His birthday began with him waking up at 2:30 am ready to rock & roll. We had company over so I didn’t want to let him cry himself back to sleep, and after a failed attempt of bringing him to bed with us, I had to have a play session with him in his room until 3:30 am. He went back to sleep until 6:00 am when he woke-up again, ready to rock & roll. This time I took my pillow into his room and caught a few more zzzz’s while he safely played in his room until 7:00 am. He came to bed with us and slept until 8:15 am. So on went the coffee and our day began! I think he just wanted me to remember last year since he kept me up most of the night then too 🙂

Happy 1st Birthday!

We lucked out and had great weather for a pool party. Linc’s birthday guests arrived at 11:30 am and jumped right into the pool. After some burgers and hotdogs on the BBQ, Lincoln’s sugar ban was officially lifted and he dove right into his cake. All of the kids were scared he was going to eat it all and that there would be none left for them 🙂

Beach ball cake made just for me by my mom!

Everyone was very generous and Lincoln got some great presents. Some of the highlights were the black pick-up truck from Nanny & Poppy Hicks and the wooden rocking horse from our neighbours.

Dad pimped out my ride with some cool stickers from my Uncle Doug's shop. Thanks Nanny & Poppy!

Danny & Anna from the across the street passed this rocking horse, which has been in their family since their kids were young, onto Lincoln - what a lucky guy!

Nanny Simmonds arrives on Thursday and we hear she and Grampy have some special birthday surprises for Lincoln all the way from New Brunswick!

We had a great time celebrating with Lincoln and we thank everyone who shared in this special day.

Group shot - Happy Birthday Lincoln!

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Lincoln loves to help me out in the kitchen. His favourite job is taking dishes out of the dishwasher and he doesn’t even care if they are clean or dirty. As soon as we open the door he makes a beeline over just to check things out. Hopefully he’ll be this interested when he is old enough for chores.

Can I help?!

I can’t wait until he is old enough to start helping me bake. Some moms dream of their kids growing up to be doctors and lawyers but I think having his own show on the Food Network would be sweet! Even though he can’t help out yet, Lincoln was in the kitchen when I made a cake for his friend Oliver’s first birthday. It has no refined sugar, I used honey instead, and I filled it with fresh whipped cream. Lincoln was lucky there was no sugar in the whipped cream because that meant he got to lick his first spoon!


As you can see he really enjoyed it.

Do I have something on my face?

This was the final product. I found the recipe on this great kid recipe site named Weelicious. She has some amazing recipes for kids of all ages. I posted the link on the side if anyone wants to check it out. Lincoln has already approved many recipes.

Happy Birthday Oli!

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