They Grow So Fast

We celebrated Emery’s first birthday this weekend with friends and family.  I can’t believe it’s been a year.  Time definitely flew by a lot faster this "second kid around". Finger Lickin' Good

Makes me wonder what I missed in the midst of taking care of TWO kids.  With your first child, you see everything.  Every new facial expression, new gurgle, new hand gesture, it’s all so momentous, and should be, with any kid.  But with the second child, you’re so busy juggling a household and the older sibling, that you can let so much slip by without really taking notice or giving it due celebration.  But I will say I’ve tried to keep track.  I’ve made another slide show, The Year In Emery for your viewing pleasure.  It’ll be small, but it should work.

So, here’s to you Emery, Happy Birthday.  Here’s to learning to smile, to sit up, to grab things with your hands, the discovery of your own feet, rolling over, crawling, clapping, standing, saying mama and dada, mimicking the tone of "thank you", getting your first four teeth, and all the other stuff we celebrated in passing this past year.  I can’t believe how quickly you’re growing up, and I see myself sternly judging any girl you bring to our house already.  They’ll never be good enough for you, you know.  ;)  You’ve been an amazing mixture of sweet and tempermental since the day you were born, and I see something new in your face every day.  I know you’ll be a heart breaker with those amazing blue eyes framed by perfect dark eyebrows, your beautiful olive skin, gorgeous head of hair, adorable cheeks, perfect little red lips, and a smile to die for.  I can already tell you’re extremely intelligent, and prefer to celebrate your own little victories in private, glancing back to see if I’ve noticed, rather than shouting it out to the world the way your sister always has.

Let me just say, I notice, little man.  I’ll always notice you, how could I not?  I love you with all of my heart. 

4 Responses to “They Grow So Fast”

  1. 1 Memere

    Absolutely beautiful.

    His smile grabs at the heart, doesn’t it? And everything else….

  2. 2 Dorothy van Winkle

    heather, you summed it up well. your babies are lovely. dot.

  3. 3 Dorothy van Winkle

    h, you should submit to baskinrobbins the picture Happy Birthday Boy to use as a promotion. the pictures made me laugh out loud. such a fun time. dot

  4. 4 Carrie

    Looks like Emery had a great birthday. Sorry we couldn’t make it.

    That slide show was adorable! Some of those pictures look really familiar… ;)

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