Monday, December 14, 2009

Look Who Turned One!

I have been away for a week to cold and snowy Colorado to attend a very special birthday party! My grandson turned one year old! His Mommy made a very special Hummingbird flavor cake just for him, which was made with his favorite fruits of pineapple and banana.

His first taste of icing....

A little taste of the cake ....

...and finally a full two fisted indulgence of half of the cake! "Yummy, Mommy, this is so good!"

I think "L" loved his birthday cake and having many friends and family there to celebrate his happy day with him!

Happy First Birthday sweet little "L" ... your Nonna and Nonno love you so much!

We flew back to New York yesterday evening -- the week went by so quickly!

Now I'll be busy, as we still have to buy our Christmas tree and I have to start doing some decorating and baking, along with catching up on everyone's blogs. It's good to be busy, so I won't miss my little guy all at once, but I know it will take some time for the part of my heart I left in Colorado to follow me home again, so please be patient with me a little longer until then.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful Christmas spirit on your blog ...it is such a wonderful time of the year!

43 comments:

Lucy said...

I loved it when they turned one. I'd have a cake that is just there's and watch them devour it. Fun. Happy Birthday, Cutie!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

How special to be able to celebrate with your grandson in Colorado on his first birthday. Where did that year go? Happy birthday to your handsome young man!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Pat... I know how hard it is when our grands live so far away. Mine too!!!!!

Your grandson is gorgeous. Looks like he really got into that cake and icing... YUM!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh he's so adorable - I can understand why you're so crazy about him. He sure did enjoy his birthday treats didn't he? Welcome home.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous little boy and I can see he loved his cake. LOl. Colorado, that is indeed a far end from New York. It is wonderful today that we have skypes and hyves and MSN to be in contact as much as you want with your family.

Jenny said...

Awwww....he is so adorable. Such a cute little cake! What a total little sweetheart! Stay busy! It'll help the missing a tiny bit! Thanks for sharing this momentous event with us!

Sea Witch said...

Hello Nonna, how wonderful for you and Nonno to celebrate your grandson's birthday. I so know how you feel after spending a week with my little raviolis. They are so funny, and fresh and real. Such joys to our life. Missing your postings so looking forward to what you have to put up soon. Sea Witch

Jeanne said...

Awwww, how cute is this. He LOVED that cake. Are you kidding me??? I adore the photos of babies eating their first birthday cake. I have some real cute ones of our grands at their first birthday and cake. Little 'L' is a beautiful baby boy. I love the photo of you and your DH. Pat you look so pretty. Your happiness shows clearly. Mr dh looks handsome too. I am so glad I popped over here today. Lucky, Lucky, you.

Hugs, Jeanne

Marilyn said...

Awwwww..... What a sweet picture!! Now save it for his high school yearbook!! LOL!!
Glad you made it back to the east!!
Merry Christmas!
Love,
Marilyn

Grace said...

Oh how precious he is! Happy Birthday. That is wonderful that you got to spend time with him and no amount of time is ever enough, I can imagine. Decorating and visiting blogs will help a little!! Hugs Grace

Beverly said...

Pat, I love this. Just look at those sweet little cheeks.

Where has this year gone? It seems like we were just awaiting word of his arrival.

RNSANE said...

Welcome back, Pat. Your grandson is precious. I can't wait till I can blog about a grandchild but I guess I'll have to settle for a May 7th wedding first...then we'll see when they can provide that grandchild for me! I'm already 65 so I am impatient.

Catherine said...

Hi Pat! Welcome back!

I can`t believe a year has passed already. He`s a beautiful boy.

Merry Christmas,
Cathy

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh!

Happy Happy Birthday.
How darling, cute
sweet. cunning


Yvonne

Queenmothermamaw said...

How wonderful that you got to be there for that special one. When our son and family lived in New York, we went about every other year since they have been in Texas I have been three times, HH has not been at all and son and wife and our grandson have been to Ky. once. That means HH has not seen his son or grandson for 12 years, only on web cam and that seems to be okay with them. It is not with me. My grandson has become a man since I saw him last and my son might be a grandpa before we see them again. I am just not used to that. Our DIL will not travel.
QMM

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday little one. Looks like you have a good appetite. Great pictures Pat. I know you are a proud grandmother.
Sam

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is so much fun to step into your family's world for a few minutes. What a dear little one year old. Cake in both hands...what could be better! I like the photo of you and your husband. I enjoy putting faces to the people I blog with. Nice looking couple you two are.

Rondell said...

Y'all looked like you had a good time with that lil' rugrat! Y'all prolly need a vacation after your vacation! LOL!

ARLENE said...

It has been a quick year! Your DGS is absolutely gorgeous. Those cheeks are just too pinchable!

M.Kate said...

wow Pat, he looks too cute..Little 'L' has grown up much..it seems not long ago when we waited for his birth. It must be hard to stay away from this cutie pie....and mess is good, especially when it taste soo good :)

Paz said...

Oh my! One already? Time certainly flies and he is growing very well. Such a handsome and happy-looking boy. I think it's all that love he's getting, especially from his Nonna and Nonno. ;-)

Best wishes to you and your lovely family,
Paz

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat, he is so adorable! I'm so glad you were able to go out for his first birthday....and thanks for sharing the priceless pics!
:)

Claudia said...

Happy birthday to someone so special! First birthday cke and icing - it has to happen and it's grand! What a lovely celebration!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a precious boy, and I hope he had a WONDERFUL birthday, Pat! Loved reading this. Loved the pic of all three of you and all the pics of L and his cake. LOL! What fun!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marg said...

Where did the time go? I'm glad you took the time to fly out and celebrate this little one's birthday.
Christmas will always be coming...but you spent memories with someone special.

Gracie said...

How great you're able to spend such precious moments with your grandson. He's absolutely adorable!
Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

CatHerder said...

Oh thats SO SWEET! :-)

Elisa Day said...

Happy birthday to Little 'L'. He is so cute!

Melanie said...

Happy birthday little man. Such a special date. Love the idea for the cake- I think he did too. LOL

Dishesdone said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson! He's adorable! It's such a nice age! Love the cake pictures, so cute!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Fabulous First Birthday Fotos! How exciting that you were there with your grand baby boy! My almost 8-mo-old granddaughter, Emily, lives in Arizona while I, her Nonna, live in snowy Michigan. But Emi, Mommy and Daddy are moving back to the midwest in the spring and I feel so blessed! Happy Holidays to you.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

There are no words for how incredible these pictures are!! And the two fisted cake one...HA! :-)

Time flies...I can't believe your little man is already one. I wish you could bottle the time to make it stand still...just a little bit, at least.

P.S. I am sending the link you your Sesame Street post to my friend Julia who is crazy for Ernie and company. :-)

merrilymarylee said...

How wonderful you could be there to celebrate! (Doesn't look like you were going to get much of that cake though!) He is SOOOO cute! I realized I was grinning like an idiot as I scrolled through.

(Yeah, there ought to be a law about grandkids living too far away. :) )

Hope the foot is healing.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Awww Pat, He's such a doll! I can't believe a year went by already, where does time go? I'm so glad you got to enjoy every minute of your visit with him, I know you'll be counting down the days till you see him again. Have fun getting your house set up for the holidays, your probably baking up a storm already!

mbkatc230 said...

Pat, he's adorable! I'm so happy that you got to celebrate his special day with him! The cake pictures are precious, lots of blackmail fodder when meeting his first girlfriend lol. And I was so happy to see a picture of you. You have a lovely family. Welcome back! Kathy

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I remember when my sons turned one and it's such a special day. You can tell he is loved by all! Have a very Merry Christmas.

Junie Moon said...

Look how much he's grown! Oh my, he's such a cutie and he is obviously enjoying his cake. What a treat that you could be there to celebrate his first birthday, Pat. Moments like that are special.

Linda Lou said...

How great Pat to be there for that VERY important birthday of Leo-I love the pics of the first bite of birthday cake-I remember my daughter Ali had a gigantic Big Bird bib on to catch all the creamy frosting that she didn't put in her mouth-thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, sweet L!! Oh, how I love these photos... the first birthday is so sweet. Glad you were able to be there for the fun. I so know what you mean about leaving your heart behind, Pat... I'll be doing the same thing too soon. Enjoy all your Christmas preparations... and love the festive new look here! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Chari said...

Hi Pat...

Ahhh...your little guy certainly is a precious one!!! I'm so happy for you, that you got to help him celebrate his very first birthday! Loved seeing all of your photos...especially the one where he is digging into that cake with both hands...too cute!!!

Well my friend, I live in Colorado! I didn't realize that you were coming out this way! Did you get to see our beautiful Rocky Mtns? I live in the northeastern corner of Colo....close to the Nebraska border...it's flat farm land here! Hehe! But we are only a couple of hours away from the mtns.

So happy that you had a wonderful visit with your grandson and family, my friend!

Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Chari @Happy To Design

Sue said...

What a doll baby little Leo is. I'm glad that your were able to visit and celebrate this momentous occasion. Have fun getting ready for Christmas! Merry, Merry! xo Sue

Lorrie said...

Can't believe your little sweetie has already turned one! I remember when you posted pictures of him as a newborn!

Vee said...

Adorable! And how did a year go by so quickly? I'm so glad that I showed up in time to wish the grand a happy first birthday!

Your pictures of Colorado are beautiful! I know that there's a lot more here to see so I'll be back soon, I hope...