Monday, April 8, 2013

Happy First Birthday Henry!

from top down: newborn, 6 months, 1 year

Dear Henry,

Ohhhh my gosh, I can't believe you are one year old! It went so fast, and yet it feels like you've been part of our family for so much longer. 

Your first year was busy and packed with adventure. You have been on countless plane rides and long road trips to visit family. We welcomed you into the church through baptism. We took vacations to see family at the beach, fish at the aquarium, and more. You attended your first gaming tournament with Dada and I where we introduced you to the gaming world and our favorite hobby. You slept through your first Easter at 8 days old, and tried to understand the meaning of Christmas at 9 months. 

We learned so much about you too. Your love of being outside has never wavered, even as you grew. I rocked you gently in the breeze as a newborn to calm your crying, and now you stand at our door to let me know you want to play in the sun. I've learned your favorite foods are blueberries and chicken, and that you will sort through your plate if necessary to eat those foods first. You went from hating the car, to learning to sleep in the car, and back to hating it...but Mama understands. You crawl now, and are taking your first steps. Why would you want to be in a seat when you could run and play instead?

You don't say too many understandable words, but you sure love to talk. I love the serious way you stare into my eyes when you talk, like you are making sure I am totally paying attention and listening to your every word. You go back and forth between being attached to me and running to play on your own. You know how to tell me you want to nurse, and I love that nursing gives us some time to be still and snuggle in your busy day. 

You're a big boy, and yet you are my baby. 

I love you so much and pray for you daily, Booboo. I pray we grow in faith together as a family as you grow up even more, and that these next years are just as wonderful as this first one was.

All my love,


  1. So sweet! Happy belated birthday to your sweet Henry! It's crazy how fast they grow up, isn't it?!

  2. D'aww, happy birthday to your little man!

  3. Happy Birthday Henry! Time flies when you're having fun!

  4. So, so sweet! Happy Birthday, Henry!!