Monday, July 07, 2008

One

The kid turned 1 yesterday. No longer will I have to spend unnecessary time trying to calculate how old he is by month, week, hour or second. From now on he's one. Maybe in Six months I'll tell people he's 1 1/2 depending on my mood, but for now he's 1.

The kid's birthday party was a lot of fun. We barbecued, opened presents and ate cake. Next year will probably be a bowling/fishing party. As long as there are no clowns or pinatas I think everyone will be happy.

I took a vid of the kid eating his cake, but it turned out really dark. I'll have to work on it and see if I can get it ready to air on the log by November Sweeps. It's pretty funny. There were four of us screaming like fools while the kid shoved a ridiculous amount of cake all over the place.

Now that Max's Birthday has passed I can concentrate my energy into deciding what the kid's going to be for Halloween and who he should take with his first draft pick (which is next next month). As for Halloween though it'll be between Kirk, Superman, or a cowboy. Every Year as long as the kid lives under my roof!

51 comments:

Tod said...

Did someone say cake? Yum! Happy Birthday Max!

captain corky said...

Thanks Tod! Lots of cake all over the place.

Dana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAX! Corky, you are obviously confused ... you've got to calculate age my months until the SECON birthday - those are the rules!

Sunshine said...

Happy Birthday Max!
And Dana is right, someone decided a long time ago that you still have to say months for the duration of time his clothes say months. When he's 2, most of the clothes will say 2T with the occasional 24 months thrown in just to make you pissy. You'll still be finding 36 months clothes too but then it's OK, to say whatever you want.

You didn't read the entire dad book about age or you would have know this stuff, good thing you have a blog so we can tell you.

Gawd.

furiousBall said...

happy b-day Max!

Jay said...

I'm glad you're getting him ready for his first season of fantasy football. Kids his age tend to be a bit too carefree and he needs something important to obsess over.

abbagirl74 said...

Max has a face for a Vulcan. He would look great with the pointy ears, arched eyebrows, and a greenish hue of skin. Yes, Vulcan indeed.

Knight said...

Any time a parent tells me a kids age in months I refuse to calculate and just conclude that they are still small. 14 and a half months is a little too much detail.

I obviously don't spend much time with children.

You are such a caring father for taking the time to demand he wear specific costumes. I was a pumpkin the first five years of my life.

Leighann said...

Happy Birthday Max!! What's more fun than presents and cake??!!

Guilty Secret said...

Congratumalations!

Sorry, Corks, but in my experience you have to keep measuring his age in months till he's one and a half.

Maddy said...

Ah too true. The only trouble is, now you've passed the big one year mark, everything starts speeding up just like everybody always tells you it does.
Best wishes

Biddie said...

One already??? OMG. He is so cute!
I guess that my invite got lost in the mail?

Mike Golch said...

Max,here is a great big bithrday wish for a good year ahead! hugs ab=nd blessings.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The Lone Beader said...

One already??? Dow! Time sure does fly! Enjoy it while you can. :D

Burfica said...

I love it when they go wild with the cake.

This looks like it's gonna be the first Halloween that Kiddo want's to stay home in a scary mask and hand out candy. Should be fun.

Aunt Jackie said...

Oh wow!! I can't believe it either!

Hope it was a great one... He's adorable more by the day.

little wanderer said...

Happy 1st Birthday Max x
gosh one already unbelievable

katie said...

Happy Birthday to your darling Max!
can you like please tell him he's not allowed to get any cuter, corkster? he's making the rest of our kids look really ugly, man! hehe. seriously, he may be up there with one of the cutest kids evah!!

youarekiddingme said...

May God be with you as your child enters Toddlerhood....(heh heh heh - that's my evil laugh)
Happy Birthday to Max!

Cheryl said...

What a cutie! Can you even remember what life was like before Max? Funny how kids have a way of taking over your life. I mean that in a good way.

whimsical brainpan said...

Has it really been a year already?

Happy Birthday Max!

captain corky said...

Dana: Thanks! Me confused?!? Impossible. ;)

Sunshine: Thanks! Thank God I have a blog, cause the only place I study how to be a good dad is by watching Bonanza. ;)

Furiousball: Thanks!

Jay: Exactly: Screw playing with blocks and torturing our cat. There's football to obsess on!

Abbagirl74: That's not a bad idea... Max as Spock and me as Kirk.

captain corky said...

Knight: I was either Batman, or a cowboy. I like to keep things simple.

Leighann: Don't leave out alcohol, but not for Max obviously. ;)

Guilty: Thanks!

Maddy: Please don't tell me that. I've been trying to slam on the breaks, but time won't stop. ;)

Mike: Thanks pal!

captain corky said...

Beader: Yep. Time sure does fly!

Burfica: Max loved his cake. Big time!

Aunt Jackie: It was a very exciting day for sure.

Little Wanderer: Thanks. I know.

Katie: Thanks! I hope it doesn't go to his head. I know it's gone to my head. ;)

captain corky said...

Youarekiddingme: Thanks and Gulp! ;)

Cheryl: It's all a bit foggy, but everyday has been amazing since he was born.

Whim: Thanks. I'm having a hard time swallowing it too.

captain corky said...

Biddie: Whoops. Didn't mean to leave you out of the rotation! Of course you're always invited to the party!

leslie said...

By my calculations, that means that Captain Corky is one year older, too. And in 6 months, the ol' Corkster will be a year and a half older.
Right?

Anonymous said...

I still think Captain Corky is cuter than a young John Travolta, even if he is a year older.

Farmer*swife said...

Yea, you have to calculate months up through the 24th. Then, it's two years, two and a half, etc.

This is becuase that is how we Mommies are able to comment on the level of development of your child.

"Oh, how old? And, he's walking/talking/[add verb here] already???

;-D Happy Tuesday! [Happy BIG birthday!!!]

COWBOY! COWBOY! SUPERMAN COWBOY! Or COWBOY SUPERMAN!!!! Yippie-I-O-Kay-Ay!

Chris H said...

Happy 1st Birthday wee Max, you look adorable eating your cake.

jerrster said...

time is flying by...G/baby turned one too...enjoy these days there will be nothing like them.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Max!!!! Allie sends her best wishes as well and will give you a hug on your next trip up to NJ!
We vote for Superman for this year's costume! :-)

Jo said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving you comment. Now that Caden can eat and keep his formula down, he is loving every once of it.

Happy belated birthday wishes to the little guy.

Tink said...

One year! No way. Where has the time gone? You've been screwing with the time machine again, haven't you Cork?

Portia said...

Happy Birthday to Max! I was relieved to stop counting months too...they go by so frickin fast. By kid #2 I cut it short and just said "almost one" for months 9-11.

Justin's Mom said...

Happy First Birthday, Max!

TheBirdman33 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAX!!!

That means today is the 1 year anniversary of you and me enjoying W.W. McFlar Flar's burgers for the first time!

TheBirdman33 said...

Tell him I will be down to see him soon!

Snowflake said...

what? one pic. more please.

captain corky said...

Leslie: I think you may be on to something. Maybe I'll start telling people I'm one. ;)

Anonymous: The good news is that I don't have a chin clef so that's gotta count for something.

Farmer*swife: I see... If people ask maybe I'll just tell them that he's getting plenty of sunlight and water. ;)

Chris H: Thanks! He had a blast!

Jerrster: I will. Everyday is better than the last. That's for sure.

captain corky said...

Melissa: My wife is really set on us going as Mr Rork and Tattoo from Fantasy Island. Maybe we'll do that. ;)

Jo: I'm so glad to hear that and Thanks! ;)

Tink: I'm always screwing with something Tink. ;)

Portia: I think I'm going to go with that plan for Max and all the other kids my wife and I plan on having.

Justin's Mom: Thanks! I can't believe how much Justin and Max have changed in one year.

captain corky said...

Birdman: True. I think I'll run out and get one to celebrate the momentous occasion.

And I will.

Snowflake: I'll send you a whole bunch.

bonnie said...

Happy bd little Max. Jessica had pneumonia at her first birthday party. She decided to make it a pattern and was seriously ill for every birthday for the next ten years. What's up with that. The best Halloween costumes are the ones you make. Walmart costumes itch.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Happy Birthday, Little Mr. Max! What a cutie pie he is!!!!

Tod said...

I'm 528 months old... Wow. Like Yoda I am.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday Max!!! Love your little curls!

pilgrimchick said...

His being 1 does provide for a great deal of convenience.

Cake is always good.

You should try and rotate the three potential Halloween costumes you propose here every year until he starts complaining about it.

KarmaLennon said...

I can't believe the kid is 1!!!! Also I'm glad you decided against clowns for parties.

Cazzie!!! said...

Happeee Birthdaeee little man :)

Metal Mark said...

One is a very important because it means greater mobility to use towards hitting more houses on Halloween. My kids are way into superheroes so I am already thinking ahead for Halloween about all of us dressing as superheroes. Even though I am normally a Marvel fan I think my kids are leaning more towards DC. So I may have to consider dressing up as either the golden age Flash or golden age Green Lantern for Halloween.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Max!!!

J.

PS. Why wasn't I invited to the party? Was Birdman there?