Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Theodore!


 Auntie Kenzie made and sent Theo this onesie just in time! She's the best.


 Once he got a taste for ice cream, he became a little demanding.

 And root beer. (I know he's drinking soda, but it's Virgil's. Only the best.)
He covered his ears when we sung Happy Birthday, which is what most people instinctively want to do, I'm sure.




Right now Theo is walking past me (!). He explores everything, loves to sing "patty cake," mimics when you say "uh-oh," used to wave hello but decided to stop, crinkles his nose when he laughs, loves to play ball, and today is ONE year old!

These pictures are from his party we had on Friday, and I spent most of my time chasing him down as he speed-crawled away the second I wasn't looking. He got a scratch on his face, crawled across pavement with bare knees, and explored bushes and trees. He was practically shouting his boyhood at me.

His party was ball themed, as throwing a ball is his favorite thing to do. I made far too many cupcakes and thought too much about specific shades of sprinkles, but it was so much fun to be with our friends who have been around during this whole crazy baby journey. (And who remained friends during that whole non-sleeping phase.)

Theo has added so much to our lives, and he has personally taught me how to love, sacrifice, and be a less selfish person. Most importantly, he has been patient with me as I try this Mom thing for the first time. We love him so much. I can't begin to explain all the emotions and feelings I have today. I feel full to the top, content, and happy. In about two seconds I'm going to be a soppy mess, so I'll leave it simply at that.

7 comments:

kenzie said...

happy birthday theo! I can't believe it's been a year. I'm so proud of you mal!

v a n e s s a said...

we love theo!!! his party was perfect, and we can't wait to celebrate his birthday again today. i was lamenting to david after coming home from your house on sunday that our baby won't be able to instantly play with theo right after she's born...

linds said...

What a fun party! It looks perfect! Happy one year Theo! Wish we could've been there to celebrate with you guys! We'll party it up in Boise though!

Lorrie said...

Happy first birthday, Theo! I love you and can't wait for you to come explore my fenced back yard! we'll hvae so much fun!

stacey said...

he is such a darling little guy! i can't believe he's already one year. i love his blue eyes and all the pictures. so fun!

jennifer hall said...

Happy Happy Birthday Theo Dear! We loved your party and sure wished we could have been there to celebrate the real thing ( even though the pre birthday party was pretty fun!). What a great celebration--just wait before you know it he will be leaving on his mission! Love ya all

Lesley said...

Beautiful pictures. Time flies so quickly- it's almost not fair. You sure have a beautiful little boy on your hands. I can't wait to meet him!