Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Birthday Boy

You are 1.  This year has been the longest and shortest year of my life. I've never smiled or cried more.  I love you more than I thought I could love anyone. You are the best thing that ever happened to me and I am so grateful to God for giving me YOU. Happy Birthday Fordiepie!

1 Year Old Likes:
- Being chased (I think he could do this for hours)
- Power cords. (Now he wants to plug them in. Scary.)
- Blueberries. (Can eat a half pint in one sitting. And he eats them whole now)
- He occasionally will take 5-25 steps, but in general he would much rather hold both of your hands to get around.
- Says 'up' when he wants to be picked up. Also 'Mama' and 'Dada' but I'm not sure that he associates them with us yet.
- In general, he just seems to understand more. I'll be talking to him and he'll do whatever I've just asked him to do. Obviously not all the time but more often than can be attributed to luck :)
- 10 kg/ 22 lbs exactly; still 95% on his head size and 75% on weight and height
- Two naps a day for anywhere from 20min-1.5 hr and sleeping more or less through the night (thank you God!)

The most amazing thing and one that I didn't necessarily expect is how absolutely incredible it is to see him learning. I sit and watch him playing quietly (or not so quietly) and it's almost like you can see him figuring things out for the first time. It really is mind boggling sometimes.

Anyway, onto the pics.

Brad was just awesome and booked a studio to take pics of Ford. He shot all of these himself. Even though I knew he could take a good pic, I was really impressed with both his knowledge of how to do all the lights, etc during the shoot and also just how they turned out!

Birthday Morning and Day:
Before he ripped the banner off :)

Present from Mel!

Present from Mom

Birthday Blueberry Pancakes for our blueberry monster.

Ford and Dad

Popsicle treat. Loved it and proceeded to paint the white couch purple of course.

Love you baby boy. XO


  1. Tears in my eyes I love the little guy so much

  2. this brings such a warm feeling to my heart. and what fordy pie doesn't know yet is you guys are the best thing to happen to him! here's to many more years of fun! xoxo

  3. Absolutely adorable photos! He is so precious! He is such a blessing! And I agree with Kerri...what a blessing you are to him! What great parents you two are! Love you all!