October was extra exciting this year as we celebrated Dawson's birthday! We celebrated one day early because I had SEP Conferences on his actual birthday. Dave and I both took the day off of work to spend with our big boy. We decided to take Dawson on his first zoo adventure!
It was a beautiful day at the Hogle Zoo with plenty of sunshine and hardly any people. All the trees were beautiful as well with the red, yellow, and orange leaves. I'm not sure how much Dawson enjoyed the zoo. If the animals weren't moving, they didn't really catch Dawson's attention. However, Dawson loves being outside and it was fun to have a family day.
Dawson was mostly interested in the plants and fences. :)
After a fun afternoon at the zoo we came home and helped Dawson open his birthday presents. He is quite the spoiled boy!
Dawson playing with his present from mommy and daddy!
Then it was time for cake. I noticed that Macey's makes these cute little "baby cakes" and sells them for next to nothing. I had to order one for Dawson and let him go at it!
After this mess we had to tag team clean-up. Dave took the birthday boy straight to the tub and I took the high chair outside to hose it down.
We had such a great day! It is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since Dawson was born. Dawson has been a great blessing to our lives and we look forward to all of the milestones he will reach during this next year.