It has gone by so very fast and yet it seems like he has been a part of our life for so much longer.Our Firstborn surprised us by arriving 3 weeks early, born at 9:45 in the morning on December 17, 2005. We didn't even have time to pack our bags for the hospital stay, and he was born during an ice storm! We should have known back then what an energetic, talkative, persistent, little man he would become. He is a delight to us... such a sweet and caring little person while also having the usual incorrigible quality of a preschool aged boy!
Here he is at 1 week, 1 year, and 2 years old:
Having a birthday so close to Christmas can be a bit tricky. I don't want him to ever feel like his special day was "lost" in all of the holiday festivity, so we made it a big deal all day long. We started out by sneaking into his room the night before and hanging a big banner, so that it was the first thing he saw in the morning. His first words, "Mama! There's LETTERS in my ROOM!"
His Daddy took the day off of work, so we were all home together. He played with new toys...
Got to pick out all of his meals (salami, pepperoni, bacon and pineapple pizza for dinner!)
I had to sneak in a picture of Little Sister. Anyone who has followed this blog for the last 11 months will recognize the pose:
This is my attempt at a "Toby" cake. See the little die-cast figure that I used as a model?
Don't let that number 7 confuse you... He is indeed only 3... the number 7 is Toby's particular number, and it has nothing to do with the birthday boy, other than had I left it off, a certain someone would have noticed and been a little upset at the inaccuracy.
He wanted to eat Toby's face first...
Happy Birthday, my sweet boy... I am SO very glad that you are ours!