Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's So Much Fun Being One!

It's official. He's no longer my little baby. My sweet little infant, nestled in my arms, dependent on me for everything. No more cute little baby clothes with smocking and ducks. No more SIDS MOVEMENT MONITOR (ok, that's a good thing). No more gummy smiles...no more baby...

He's now a TODDLER. He is One Year Old. And I am still flabbergasted on how freaking fast this year went. He eats whatever we eat as a family. He has MOLARS for Pete's Sake.

We celebrated his 1st Birthday this past weekend, in our usual style, with a "Cupcakes and Cocktails" theme. Our little party had almost 50 people in attendance, an insane amount of alcohol involved, a moonbounce, suprise guests, and lots of cupcakes. We felt so lucky to have our little guy surrounded by our family and friends (who learned how to sign HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!). His Aunties Natty, Ali, Rezzie, and Jax all spoiled him COMPLETELY ROTTEN, and also helped us pull off the party with ease. Thanks to my folks, who took care of the little details like cleaning my house and taking care of the food, Chuck and I were actually able to enjoy our time with Christian and our guests. I have to say though, the biggest surprise was my Aunt and Uncle from NC showing up and having a cameo appearance. It meant so much to us that they made the trip!

Throughout the party, I couldn't help but look around and FEEL the love that was in our home. With all the ups and downs we've had this year, we have relied alot on our family and friends' strength and prayers. Our entire circle of friends has embraced our new journey that we are on with Christian, understanding that we are on a bit of a different one than they may be on. We are SO lucky...

Christian learned to sign AND speak the word "Hat", just in time for his party. Ok, his spoken "Hat" sounds a bit more like "BPAT", but give the kid a break. He can't even hear the "H" sound. He loved all the attention he was getting, but was not into eatting his cake. He was more into smearing the frosting ALL over the place. Who doesn't love STICKY fingers?!

I made a little movie with the highlights from the party...be sure to disable the music at the bottom before clicking on it.

2 comments:

Divided said...

What a beautiful & memorable video! You are a beautiful family and Christian is very lucky to have great parents!! I can see Christian has a more manners than his Momma...kept his face out of the cake and got his hands dirty...ha ha!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

See now the wagon gift just sent me over the top and here I am bawling again. Geeze. Jodi