Thursday, January 04, 2007

yesterday, i blinked...

and this is what happened:

he went from this:

to this:

Zach turned ONE yesterday!!! It's been such an eventful year -- with his surprise early arrival, selling and buying a new home, and life in really seems like he just joined our family - but at the same time, it feels like he's been a part of it forever!

We spent the day running errands, which included buying a balloon bouquet for Zach. He was so funny at the store, he just kept looking up at the balloons with a total look of awe and excitement, making a "whoa" sound every time he looked at them. He opened a few gifts in the afternoon. We baked his cakes. He was a bit cranky (I think he's cutting more teeth). We had a family party for him last night and he opened lots of fun gifts. He really got into his cake and was literally "caked" with chocolate himself when he was finished...I love that he loved it! It took him a long time to wind down (maybe the tremendous sugar intake, you think?)...but when I finally laid him down in his crib I couldn't help but have mixed emotions. He's growing up! My last baby is on his way to becoming a little toddler. I'm grateful that he's healthy and strong and SO good (seriously, SO good). I'm excited to watch him grow and learn...but there will always be a little part of me that wants him to stay that teensy tiny baby we brought home from the hospital one year ago. Ah, such is life.

Happy first birthday, little guy!


  1. I know exactly what you mean. I just hate to see my 2 little boys growing up. It is enough to just break your heart.

    Hope you are having a great day!

  2. Oh man...that was emotional to read...because I feel the same! Alex is my last baby, and though I'm anxious for him to grow, I want him to stay little too! Looks like Zach really enjoyed his cake too! How fun!!!

  3. Crazy how much they grow that first year, isn't it! I look at Seneca and I feel like she has just ZOOMED through her first year...and I was even WATCHING HER!!! I can't imagine not being here all the time. I feel like I missed it and I'm HERE. They grow up WAY too fast!!! Love these sweet pictures of your little guy!

  4. Oh baby boys are the best. My baby boy will soon be SEVEN! He is still the snuggle bug of all my kids and yes they do grow to fast.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy Birthday Z!!!! Which means that Grant is just around the corner! Wild!

  6. Oh my Gosh!!! What a mess! he is so cute! Hope he had a Happy Birthday!