6.12.2008

A Whole Year



It's been a whole year since I first saw you and fell in love, since those first couple of quiet nights in the hospital when it was just you and me...



It's been a whole year since you arrived and snuggled right in to our crazy, noisy world...



It's been almost a whole year since your first Independence Day and the first time you shared your sparkler of a smile...



It's been a whole year since you charmed us all with your sweet disposition and cuddly ways and big brown eyes...



It's been a whole year since the first day Calvin decided he was going to teach you everything he knows...



And Henry first knew that he was going to be the one who watches out for you and keeps you safe...



It's been almost a whole year since the first time you played with us on the beach and I realized that as wonderful as the beach is by myself, it's perfect with my little boys sleeping under the sunshade and playing in the sand all around me...



It didn't take a whole year for you to want to be right where we were, taking it all in...



And you know how to carve out a place for yourself without anyone being bothered by it...



And when to ask to get out when other people are in your space...



Every day for this whole year I have loved the times you curl into my lap or lay on my shoulder or touch my face - you are the most loving and snuggly person I know, and it's delicious...



You have learned to play games, and taken your first steps, and made us smile and laugh, and for a whole year shown us how delightful it is to have another little guy in our house...



Happy first birthday, Charlie! This whole year has gone by in a flash. You are amazing.

10 comments:

Katrina said...

Aw, how precious. A whole year already?

~~Happy Birthday, Charlie!~~

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Morning Glory said...

Oh my goodness! I simply oohed and aahed all the way through this. It's hard to believe he's a year old already. What a precious little guy!!

S said...

Wow! He actually still looks bigger at birth...LOL! What a beautiful young man.

Helen said...

c днем рождения!
:)
where did the year fly? :)
wonderful pictures!
Hei, how are your future plans ... i might be back in Europe soon ... keep me posted :)

Liz said...

Happy birthday Charlie!

Real said...

Is today his actual birthday? June 12?

MommyJ said...

Happy birthday to your adorable baby!

Love your kids names... my baby who just turned one in april is named Henry, and I just said to my husband the other day if we have another boy, I want him to be Charlie.

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

I'm not happy about this ONE BIT. This past year has gone by WAY TOO FAST and damn I want it back again. You blink and BOOM.

Happy birthday beautiful boy. You are absolutely precious!!

Nobody said...

Oh I missed it. I'm sorry. I thought you were still breaking and missed it all. I agree with Sara, he looks so chubby in his newborn picture.

I LOVE the picture on the kitchen table. It's pretty hilarious.

Happy Birthday Charlie. You are darling.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

How has it been a year?

Great post.