Saturday, August 3, 2013

one year old

My sweet little troublemaker,

Happy first birthday! I can't believe that your first year of life is over. I feel like every time I close my eyes you've grown three inches (and no hair) by the time I've opened them. One year ago today at this exact moment you came barreling into this world, shaking up everything your dad and I thought we knew about life. You made us parents; at times you made us crazy, but we wouldn't change a single thing about your presence in our lives (except maybe that we could be around you more). Our prayers for your life are that you come to know God and that you are a good man and that you never move out of this house because your mama will be heartbroken.You are getting better at standing for seconds unassisted, pulling yourself up, and are even trying to get from sitting to standing without pulling up on anything. The end result of the latter action is you doing the downward dog yoga position. I've begun to see the world through your eyes--pure amazement at things ranging from crumbs on the floor to the ability to turn the lights on and off with the flip of a switch. We love you an unfathomable amount and are so blessed to call you ours.

Our love, always.
Mom & Dad


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Elden! You are such a cutie!

  2. Oh, happy birthday sweet boy! Can't believe he's a year already! Really does fly, huh? And congrats to you and the hubby for surviving your first year of parenthood. :)