Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Surf's Up Birthday Party

Dear Sweet Kosta,

You are 1 year and 1 day old today! I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  It blows me away how much you have changed since the day you were born.  You are Mommy's little Angel with the best personality ever.

This past weekend we celebrated your birthday with friends and family.  We had your birthday party on Sunday, March 3, 2013 - we did this so everyone would be able make it to the party.  We had yummy food and cake and lots more.  Here are some pictures from your Surf's Up Party.

Mommy designed your birthday cake, but Publix made it for you!

It took Mommy almost a month to design the surfboards and put together the decorations. 

Fun in the Sun Flip Flops

Gnarly Grape Kabobs
Barrelin' Beach Break Bars
Homemade Shaka Surfboard Cookies
Grommet Goldfish
Surf's Up Swedish Fish
Cowabunga Chicken Salad from Whole Foods
Chicama Cheese and Crackers from Sam's Club
Pipeline Pasta Salad
Leis from Party City
Surfboard Soap and Flip Flop Key Chain party favors (key chain from Party City and Soaps found on Etsy)
Entrance to the party
Playa del Kosta Surf Report
Eating your yummy cake for the first time!

Surfing Photo Op (Party City)

Tia Eli and Tio Jason
Gaby and Katie
Kosta and Mommy
Mommy and Aunt Elleni
Playing with your drum set from Tia Eli and Tio Jason
Playing with your basketball goal from Mommy and Papi

Here are a few updates on you:

You can walk!  You are a walking machine.  You took your first steps on February 25, 2013 - exactly one week before your birthday!  Here's a short video of you walking to your Aunt Elleni.

Well, today you had your 12-month check-up.  You are such a big boy! Here are your stats as of today.

Height: 30.5 inches

Weight: 21 lbs 10 oz

Head Circumference: ?? (I have to find the paper)

You are in the 70th percentile for height and the 55th percentile for both weight and head circumference.

Also, your top teeth are coming in! They haven't cut through your gums yet, but they're close.

Dr. Anderson said you're growing perfectly! He said you can eat pretty much everything now, except candy, gum, nuts, or popcorn.  Other than that you're good to go with all other yummy foods.

You are officially drinking cow's milk.  Mommy stopped breastfeeding the night before your first birthday. You've handled the transition extremely well, which made things a lot easier for Mommy.

You're such a good baby!

Well, you're ready for play time so Mommy has to go.

Love you so much.


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