If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know all too well how much I adore my family. They always come first, always. Well, it’s been quite a blessing to live so close to my sister over the past 7 months or so because I have been able to take a TON of pictures of her first born son, Matthias! This past weekend, Matty celebrated his 1st birthday and it was such a joyous occasion! His grandparents from California, flew all the way across the country for the event and we had an awesome weekend of wonderful food, conversations and laughter! Here are a few pictures of my nephew growing up quicker than any of us ever imagined! =)
I love the endearing moments when he is with his mommy
Grandma feeding Matty while his parents got some well-deserved rest
He has SUCH an adventurous personality!
Father and son
And again…
Can’t believe he is walking already!
He’s getting a little big for grandpa!
Happy Birthday little man!
Who needs ET? Nothing like phoning home with great grandma!
Cupcake time!
Happy family!
Matty + 1st cupcake = Happiness OVERLOAD
Matty was happy to share with his favorite doggy, Genius!
Matty’s mommy bought him some special outfits for his birthday!
Check out this lady’s man! 
Gap Kids? I hear them calling!
Gotta love ceiling fans