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His first sign

Here it is.  The moment we've all been waiting for...

We started signing to Calvin around the time he turned 6 months.  I didn't get really serious about it (with the baby signing videos) until around 9 months.  And just the other day, I saw proof that he' starting to get it.  Not that he's keying in on the ones that I'd like him to (like "more", "all done", "please")-well, maybe he is and they'll be next-but he's following suit to his big brother.  Just like William, his first sign is "dog" (two slaps on the thigh).  He even adds the sound "doh" to it (o;  I guess my boys love their dogs. 

Here's my attempts at capturing it:

Happy First Birthday Calvin!

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It starts days before...all the birthday prep that is.
William was very in to helping me make Calvin's birthday sign (I had made one for William that I have taken out for each of his birthdays...Had to do the same for Mr. C).



And then...the final product on party day...
And then came party time...




He didn't even skip a beat...If it's on his tray and looks edible, he'll go for it!  Headed for a sugar OVERLOAD!


Even though the three of them aren't looking at the camera, this is the only one I got with both boys wearing their hats (o;  Thank you Grandpa Terry for bringing all of your railroad memorabilia (including your coveralls) from your working days to the Calvin's party!  You made it extra special.
 After the party, I cleared all the food from the island and the boys had fun playing with the wooden railroad set that had been intertwined amongst the food.
And then, just like big brother William did on his first birthday, our tuckered out birthday boy fell a…

Turning One...

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Out of the blue...