Foster Bears 1st birthday and some fall updates

Oh it’s been a while! Brett keeps reminding me that I need to update this with a new post, I haven’t even posted anything about Halloween or Foster’s 1st birthday yet. Our little Foster turned one way back on November 2nd, Halloween weekend and we threw him a little party to celebrate here at the house and had some friends come out too which was really nice.

One of my best friends from Ontario,  Alison, flew out with her little baby River to celebrate Fosters birthday with us. It was so nice to see them, River is probably one of the cutest babies ever. I just can’t get over how much I think he looks like his mommy, it’s just her face on a baby’s body. Wild. That must be what people think when they see Clayton, I’m always hearing how he looks sooo much like Brett haha.

We actually had a really fun fall and I’ve got lots of photos. We went to the corn maze with the boys which is something we’ve done every year since Clay was born. It get’s more fun for him each year, I think next year it might be a full day event! Then we had Halloween, which I also took lots of photos of because it was our first year taking Clay trick or treating which was exciting and also it was Fosters first Halloween in general.  Side note, a couple of homes were handing out non edible treats like miniature play-dough or stickers which I thought was an excellent idea for kids that are on medical diets or non oral eaters. Of course my Foster is a bit young to appreciate those things but I’m certainly aware of countless older children from the hospital who would love it. Of course the boys looked extra adorable in their costumes and I’m pretty certain Clay is a fan of Halloween. And then of course lastly we have lots of photos from Fosters birthday party 🙂 It was bear themed because he’s our bear.

These are from the corn maze:

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Here is Halloween, Auntie Julia brought back this fighter pilot outfit (with custom McGillivray badges) from Kandahar on one of her tours for Clayton. All I had to get him was aviators and he was ready to go. Foster wore Clay’s chick costume from last Halloween, which I was super excited about because I loved it so much last year and wasn’t sure if it would fit Foster yet. Its a size 12 month but Clay was 18 months when he wore it so its a pretty big 12m and little Foster bear’s only in 9 month clothes at 13 months now. So Foster looks huge in this costume 🙂 Huge but adorable of course.

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Foster’s birthday, this was a pretty special day for us and one we weren’t certain we’d see on many occasions. When Clay was a baby I took monthly photos of him and made boards outlining all of the wonderful milestones he’d achieved, like any proud parent 🙂 Things started out that way with Foster too but it became a challenge when at 4 months and 6 months and 8 months and 10 months, the only thing that has progressed is his illness. The monthly photos and boards stopped as I learnt that those milestones had no impact on my love for Foster. But celebrating his first birthday is one of the only milestones we have been able to celebrate with Foster so we wanted to have a special day for him, though I’m pretty sure he slept through most of it. Brett decided we should have a bear themed party since we always referred to Foster as our bear (Fuzzy, fuzzy bear, the bear, Foster bear) and I thought the “Caution don’t feed the Bear” signs were perfect for our tube fed love 🙂

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Now we’re fully into Christmas at our house but that’s a whole other post!

xo.

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