Sunday, September 13, 2009

1st Birthday Party and 1 year check up

I still can not believe my babies are 1!

Maddie and Drew had their 1 year checkup on Friday. Mike was not able to make it to the appointment so Anna went with me to help out. I’m glad I had someone with me because they were going to get 5 shots each. (MMR, Chicken pox, Flu, Hepatitis A and Pneumococcal Conjugate) I can not do shots by myself they are both too traumatized after the shots Maddie especially. One of the shots they were to receive was the MMR which is the vaccination all the Autism controversy is about. We know they need the vaccination and we are giving it to them but we wanted to split them up so there were not so many others along with the MMR. We decided to give them the MMR and chicken pox shots at a later date (15 months). I think 3 shots in one day is plenty. Maddie and Drew did get the first part of their regular flu vaccination. They will have to get a second shot about a week from now to complete the vaccination. They will not be getting the H1N1 vaccination nor will Mike and I. Mike and I both get the regular flu shot and so does Mom so hopefully we will be flu-less this winter.

Below are the measurements (note I don’t think Maddie’s height is correct Drew seem like he is a whole head taller than her when they are standing looking out the front door.

Maddie

Height – 30 inches
Weight- 21.6

Drew

Height 31 ½ inches
Weight- 24.8

Saturday we had Maddie and Drew’s 1st birthday party at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene play area. We tried to keep it small just a few friends and immediate family so we would not overwhelm Maddie and Drew. I think it was still a little much for them. We had a really good time and Maddie and Drew were wore out afterward and so were Mommy and Daddy. This would be the third time they got to smash cake and the results were the same….Maddie does not like to get her hands dirty and Drew loves to make a mess. We came home got them dinner and to bed then I opened and put together all their new toys while watching the OSU game. Maddie and Drew got lots of new toys and clothes for this fall/winter.

Thank you to everyone that came to the party and thanks to all those who helped up before and after the party.

I will add some more pictures from Mom’s camera after I get them uploaded.

Mom had to get Maddie something girly because she did not think a farm was girly.....here is her girly little people house and look who is playing with it Maddie playing with the Drew's little people farm
Drew was wiped out!

Maddie opening gifts with Daddy
Drew opening a gift from James with Mommy


This is as messy as Maddie got


Drew with cake all over him

Maddie a litte ok a lot cleaner than Drew

He even had cake in his hair...good one to click on to enlarge
Singing Happy Birthday to Drew

Singing Happy Birthday to Maddie

Pre cake smashing
Before Maddie and Drew made their mess


Cake Table
Maddie in the play area

Drew in the play area

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I can remember my boys always carried around the Barbie's and babydolls at the sitter's. It drove my husband crazy. I even bought them a play-kitchen. They loved it! It teaches them to be well-rounded. :) The pictures are great!
Heidi