Monday, November 25, 2013

The Dude's Party

Charlie totally surprised us at his birthday party.  I had made a prediction before the guest's arrived that he would keep his poker face on the whole time and not stray too far from Momma. That's just his personality when he is around a lot of people and that's A-OK with us.  He is very pensive and thoughtful and it shows on his face:)  I couldn't tell you how many times I've heard someone ask "I wonder what he is thinking?"  I wonder myself sometimes.  All I know is the wheels are always turning up there because the kid is smart as a whip:)  Anyways, much to my surprise, Charlie was a little social butterfly at his party.  He walked around and mingled with his family and friends, sat in his chair and opened his gifts, and enjoyed eating his smash cake (something else I wasn't sure how he'd react to).  You could tell he wasn't to sure about all eyes on him while singing happy birthday but he didn't let that stop him from digging in and having fun!  He had a great time and I, as usual, was very pleased with our little one year old sweet baby boy.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dear Charlie

Dear Charlie,

On your first birthday I want to try and put into words this wonderfully overwhelming feeling I have for you.  Before I ever met your dad, when you were just a twinkle in my eye, I wanted you.  When I was pregnant, before I knew if you were a boy or a girl, before you took your first breath, I loved you. I love you for just being.  One day when you read this I hope you know that my love is ever growing.  The things you do in life like getting good grades, achieving goals, making good or bad decisions or excelling in sports will not make me love you more or less.  Those things will simply make me happy and proud but my love for you is constant and will not fluctuate, it just is.  You are my son and for that reason alone, I will always love you.  You have not stolen my heart-  you are my heart.  Thank you for being you and making my world happy.

Happy 1st Birthday, my little dude. 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

One Year Pictures

Charlie's "Big One" is next week. I know everyone says it flies by but it really does. Here is a short preview of some of the pictures we had taken a few weeks ago. I love them all but am saving my favorites for Christmas cards and Thank you notes!