It’s Someone’s First Birthday

My apologies for taking so long to post. But I have a good reason 🙂 You’ll see.

Can you guess who has just had his first birthday?

Some of you were around last year when Baby O arrived shortly after 9:00 am on February 19th. For others, this might even be a first introduction to Coen. Either way we are all about to experience the wonders of being one.

“PEEK” is still a favourite game at one.

We might as well get mom and dad into the picture as well.

Mom and Coen’s other grandma have made birthday cupcakes. He is given one all to himself. But the size is unusually enormous compared to the bite-size pieces that generally arrived on his dinner tray.

What is a boy to do? Well, at one and on a person’s first birthday no problem is so big it can’t be solved.

There! No problem at all! Okay, now it might be alright to touch it.

Happy First Birthday Coen.

Love Grandma Welch 🙂


SPROUT: What is the first great big humongous problem you remember solving?


Best of the weekend everyone and I shall get to my mother’s lipstick post soon 😉


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17 thoughts on “It’s Someone’s First Birthday

  1. oh my gosh! Oh My Gosh! OH MY GOSH!

    Coen is the most handsome little man. Terrill, the expressions that you captured are priceless! Absolutely priceless!

    SPROUT: What is the first great big humongous problem you remember solving?

    I’m not sure how old I was, but I was desperate to find out what made Chatty Kathy talk so I scalped her (only to find out what made her eyes stay open when she was upright, and closed when she was horizontal), so I opened her back, making an incision from stem-to-stern, to find out how on earth she could talk.

    What I really remember about the experience was the (well-deserved) spanking I got. (Or as my parent’s called it, “The board of education on the seat of knowledge).

    • Oh Laurie what a problem-solving adventure. Maybe a well-deserved consequence but I don’t know… the loss of your Chatty Kathy through your inquisitive hands seems like the most suitable natural consequence. Yes it is amazing watching the thoughts appear and disappear on a child’s face at this age. Considering their was about 30 people in the room who had just sung him happy birthday and were watching to see what he was going to do, he held his composure very well.

  2. Thank you for sharing this birthday party…Wow what a joy and great problem-solving.

    I am in the middle of a big problem-solving adventure/opportunity right now, but it involves how I am going to totally get rid of my sugar addiction….it is the hardest thing I have done in a very long time and I think it needs to be forever.
    Going to a birthday party on Saturday – I will think of Coen there too…

    • Sugar is such a powerful addiction Patricia but I know that you can and will be successful. I bet Laurie has all sorts of ideas on this as it is such a common health challenge. Have fun at the birthday party on Saturday.

  3. Thank you for taking such lovely photos! We are so lucky to have our special day captured so well!

    The first great big, humongous problem I remember solving… how to get equal gym time for the boys and girls in Grade 4. I am pretty sure that one involved a petition with over 50 signatures…

    • Hum, I seem to remember that great big, humongous problem you solved as well. Let’s see you would have been about 10 years old. Was I ever surprised to be called into the principals office only to find your were righting a very unfair injustice 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday to hansome young Coen, and congrats to the proud parents and grandparents.

    As always terrill, your family reports are in a class by themselves, and I am always thrilled to see them posted.

    Priceless photos.

    • Thanks Sam. I know a truly professional artist might separate such things as family birthday photos from fine art landscape and oil paintings but, I like it this way. There is something about connecting the human to the creative results that seems important to me.

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