Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ONE

My favorite picture in our house is one that was taken ONE year ago... within minutes of meeting our baby boy for the first time. Even in the rush of nurses and doctors, his Daddy captured the sweetness of the most precious moment of our lives in this beautiful baby picture.

And now, not only does it sweeten my dreams in a frame by my bed that reads "Always Kiss me Goodnight". But it brightens our hallway with it's simplicity and innocence in a frame that states quite perfectly "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." You can guess which way we live ours...

And today we celebrated our little miracle ALL day. :)
It began with a breakfast fit for our little prince - ham and cheese bagel sandwich, apples and pears baby food, and a perfectly portioned pink birthday cake donut from (where else?) Starbucks. :) And boy did he FEAST.
I've never seen him eat so much.

And after conquering his breakfast...the day was filled with more food (ice cream and nuggets at Chik-fil-a of course), family (both in person and through numbers texts and phone calls of birthday wishes) and of course...
PRESENTS!

WAIT! Don't forget a birthday cake! It's a tradition in my family to have a simple pound cake for your first birthday. So Jet wanted to be like his Mommy (and his mommy happens to still love pound cake) so we had second slice of birthday cake. (Yes - we had a "pre-birthday" slice of cake with Grandmother and Grandpa last night at dinner. Jet knows you never turn down a piece of cake!) So like the donut this morning...this piece of cake got a PIECE OF JET! GRR!
Don't worry - I didn't let him eat the candle.
But I think I figured out why he went on a hunger strike a few weeks ago - he wasn't sick - he was preparing! Fasting so that he could get the most of his celebrations this week and EAT ALL DAY! lol. ;) So glad his appetite is back...I wasn't ready to see those rolly arms and legs go just yet. And you know the best way to keep those chubbies nice and plump...
Let Them Eat Cake!
Thank you to all our friends and family for the birthday well-wishing.
We are well.
And our wishes have come true.

9 comments:

Papi said...

Happy Birthday little buddy. Papi loves you and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful grandson. You are strong, determined, and full of life - you are one more proof of God's love and power, and you mean so much to so many who admire and adore you. Way to go! Great first year. We can't wait to see what you have in store for the coming year. May God continue to bless you.

krousehouse said...

What a milestone! Love the photos and inspiration Jet gives!

truly blessed said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JET!!!!!
thanks for sharing his day with us. a boy after my own heart. food, food and more food. ♥
he has such pretty eyelashes. sorry, i had to say it. xoxo

Micki said...

Happy Birthday Jet!!! Your birthday post has made me hungry! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!!!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday Jet!!!!! :-) looks like he had a perfect day! Time sure does fly!

Scasmflops said...

Happy Birthday Jet!!! Wow! Unbelievable how much joy, encouragement, and happiness one little man can bring in a year

Katelyn said...

So the pictures of Jet eating the pound cake? Yeaaah...he totally looks like his Papi!

Adrienne, Scott, Hanna and Hayden Trigg said...

Happy Birthday Jet! Can't believe it has been a year. We've enjoyed following your blog and your journey.

Sarah Hull said...

Oh Jetters just melts my heart!!! What a fantastic birthday for a fantastic fellow!!! Sure love that little Jet man! He is SUCH a doll and I am DYING Over your awesome photos!!!

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