We celebrated Baby Boy's first birthday by having family pictures taken by the talented Chantel Allen (web site and facebook). I first saw her work through a friend's facebook page, and I was so impressed, I just knew she could make me look like I wasn't a neurotic mother of four boys under six. And she more than delivered! Here are a few of my favorites. (The baseball t-shirts came from Lisa Gorno's etsy shop.)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Happy birthday, my sweet Baby Boy! You are no longer a baby... you are growing so fast. You have such a sweet yet spunky disposition, we enjoy you so much. You smile a lot, you love to talk (you have one word so far: "hi") and wave and dance. You are a great eater, your favorite is macaroni and cheese, you can't get enough of it! You don't walk yet, but you are SO CLOSE, it will be soon. You decided to give crawling a miss altogether (who would want to roll around on the ground anyway?) so it will be nice for you to be able to move around on your own finally. There are two sure ways to make you giggle -- when I blow raspberries in your armpits, or put something on my head and then pretend to sneeze and let it fall off. Above all else, you adore your brothers. You watch them run and play and you practically jump off my lap, eager to join them. You are fearless (other than a giant talking Chuck the Dump Truck that makes you cry), and you are always up for a new adventure. You go to the back door and beg to go outside, and you want to get in the car too when you see someone else is going on a trip. I will admit this is a hard birthday for me, my last child is leaving babyhood behind. But I am so excited to watch you grow up, I feel blessed to be able to share these years with you. Happy birthday and all my love, Baby Boy. All my love.
MAY 11, 2012
MAY 11, 2013