Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute: The First Year

Happy Birthday Eli!

I can't believe you are already one! When did you get to be so big? It seems like just yesterday that we brought you home from the hospital. You were such a cute little guy that I could just eat you up!

The first few weeks of your life are all a bit of a blur to me now, but what can you expect from a woman running on so little sleep?! I do remember that it was a bit of an adjustment to take care of you and your older brother, but before long we got things worked out.

It helped that you were such a good baby! You only cried when you had a good reason to, which I really appreciated.

It also helped that you slept a lot the first few months. :o)

How could you not love a face like this?


Before long you were discovering the world around you. You were so alert and interested in the everything. It was so much fun when you started interacting with us. We loved to watch you smiling, cooing, and playing with toys.

Then came the stuffing of everything into your mouth... including your toes.

Before I knew it you were rolling over and getting into everything. You loved your newly found ability to get around by yourself and before long I caught you doing this:

Life got much more exciting for me when you started crawling and pulling yourself up! Every day was a new adventure.

We shared some fun adventures this year, didn't we?

Do you remember this Fall and how interesting you thought the leaves were? Of course we also discovered that they are not so tasty.

We had tons of fun celebrating holidays this year with our two boys. Remember Halloween? How I loved my little superman.

As winter approached we spent more time inside. I think you were mostly o.k. with that because you didn't really like the snow too much. (I did get you to smile for a picture though :o).


Now it seems that you have grown so big! (which probably has something to do with all the food you have been eating lately!) You have not only figured out this whole walking thing, you are practically running everywhere. I guess you are just trying to keep up with your older brother. I can tell the two of you are going to be great friends.

I am glad that I get to watch you grow and learn. It is so fun to watch you explore the world around you.

We love you so much and are glad that you joined our little family.



Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.

25 comments:

  1. Aawww...so precious! Happy Birthday little guy! My son just turned 2...sniff, sniff. They grow up too fast!

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  2. Happy Birthday to little Eli! He's so cute. I love the photos of him sleeping -there's nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby! :)

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  3. Happy birthday!

    That first year goes so fast.

    He's so cute, it makes me want another one.

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  4. Happy Birthday to little man! He is soo precious!

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  5. What a nice way to pay tribute to your sons first birthday! I am participating in Tuesdays Tribute for the first time today and I really enjoyed it!

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  6. Happy Birthday to such a cutie pie!

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  7. Happy birthday! I love this post:)

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  8. Awww, what a sweet tribute. His little smile is just precious. I don't know how anyone could not smile when looking at that last picture, it's just so darned cute! Happy Birthday, Little Eli.

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  9. Ahhhh! How cute. One already.
    Enjoy the day with your little man!

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  10. He is a doll for sure.. I love his hair.. Hb little one, hope you get a face full of cake!

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  11. Happy Birthday Eli! He's so cute! And I love your new layout, btw :)

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  12. So cute and so handsome!! Happy Birthday!

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  13. He is so precious! They just grow up so fast!

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  14. Happy Birthday to Eli. I love that picture where he is eating his toes.

    There is a link to a contest over at my place where you can win one of my aprons! Stop by if you can.

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  15. What a cutie-patootie! I think he is an absolute angel! Happy birthday Eli! Yes, the time goes by way too quickly! Sniff sniff. It's a blessing and a curse :)

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  16. I saw your comment over on SITS that there was a first b-day so I wanted to add my best wishes to the little guy. :)

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  17. What a great tribute to your son! He is so cute:-)

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  18. What a beautiful tribute! Such a cute little man you have :)
    It goes way too fast, doesn't it?

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  19. What a beautiful year. May many more follow. Happy Birthday!

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  20. those are all so adorable, but the one where he is sleeping with the bear, and then the very last one are so very precious! they do grow so fast.

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  21. Happy Birthday little man! too cute.

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