Sunday, October 25, 2009

Birthday Party

Thomas' first birthday party was last Sunday, October 18th. We had a great time and are very thankful for those that could join us at the party. Mom failed to get good pictures of everyone...even with the best planning it still wasn't enough!

Here are the cakes...pre-one year old!

Thomas feeding Dad some cake. Thomas was not really into the whole "dig into the cake and get dirty" party. He wouldn't even touch the cake until I gave him a spoon. The rest of the time he just kept giving everyone the "touchdown" signal.

The large group of people surrounding him laughing every time he did this probably helped fuel his fire! He LOVED it!

The post cake bath.

Dathan, Davis, Grace, Thomas and Lilly.

Grace, Thomas and Lilly.

Sarah and Thomas. Immediately following this picture Thomas passed a little gas on Sarah....she wasn't too happy about that! Guess I have to teach him not to fart on people who bring you gifts!

Kira and Thomas...Mia was napping. Thomas has already enjoyed all of the bath toys the Childers' gave him!

Great-great Aunt Joyce.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mere with Thomas!

The joys of a one year old...pig face!

Thomas giving Mia hugs. Believe me when I say he isn't always this sweet to her!!!
Thomas thinks he is the new Betty Crocker!

He really loved his "Rock-Ride-Roll" from his Aunts and Mere & Papa...but not as much as the box!

King of Box.
In this picture he is holding up a piece of wrapping paper which I had just told him not to put in his mouth. Immediately after this picture he shoved it in his mouth.

"Uncle" Pete had just given Thomas his very first baseball hat.

Go Ball State!

On our way to watch the ND vs. usc game. We had all hoped for a W but enjoyed our time anyway.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin' at Spangler's Farm

We took Thomas to Spangler's Farm, a local family run farm here in Yorktown, to pick out pumpkins. He wasn't as into it as I was!!!

Thomas carrying around his pumpkin.

Our pumpkin family.

Walking up with Dad to pick out his pumpkin. He was not a big fan of the painted hay bales!

Neither one of them would cooperate for a good picture!

Thomas walking in front of the house.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Future Football Star

His future coach has a lot to teach him!
"McLaughlin!!! I said THROW the ball not chew on it!"

Giving Mable hugs. She is so sweet to stand there and let him do this!

At least the laces are out?!!!

Toothy grin!

Farmer Tom!

He looks like he is getting ready to start a musical number. A big thank you to Caroline, Heather, Reed and Ana...without them we wouldn't have known how cute he was in stripes!

He is examining his destruction in this picture. Continue looking below to see what the destruction is!

mmmhmmmm...those are not only teeth marks but an entire chunk of his crib missing!

He hasn't chewed on the railing of his crib...which is unfortunate because they make plastic covers for those. I am at a loss on what to do about this!!!