Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Kellen

Today you turn one. It's a big day. For the past year you have given your family so much joy. A snuggle bug; a big smiley light-hearted boy who loves his mommy, daddy and especially his big sister. You really do love bubble baths, singing, music, dancing and especially food. Boy, do you love food.

Most mornings you and mommy get to cuddle with each other in front of the tv while you drink your bottle. Sometimes daddy gets up with you but more often than not, it's me and you kid. Same with middle of the night. For some reason, you're still hungry at 3am but that's okay, you're a growing boy. And this time doesn't last long. Soon enough you'll be sleeping until noon and out with your friends all day. But for now, you need mommy and daddy and we love being here for you.

As for your sister, you can't keep your eyes off of her. She must be the most fascinating person in the world to you. She makes you laugh with her crazy antics and wild behavior. You follow her everywhere she goes, all over the house and through each room, wherever she may be headed.

I catch her crawling into your crib with blankets and all the stuffed animals from the toy box to play "naptime" with you. Whatever toy she has, you want. And vice versa. The two of you always play together, best buds. You like to play with the fisher-price little people in her room. Mostly you just put them in your mouth. But the two of you also play musical instruments. You're a fan of the recorder and guitar; Quinn mostly likes to dance.

I have no idea what job you may want to pursue when you're older, or what kind of friends you're going to have. Will you play sports? Will you love books or graphic design? What about traveling the world and the many adventures you might go on? Maybe your interest will be in history like daddy or photography like mommy. What I do know is that if you keep that sweet disposition and smile, you'll get to do anything you want.

We love you Kellen,

mommy and daddy


Deb said...

Happy Birthday, Kellen!!! Such a cutie!

Madge said...

Happy Birthday Kellen! Wow - that year went fast!!

Anonymous said...

A very happy birthday to you Kellen. This is a big one. Hope you enjoy the day and God blesses each and every day of your life. You will be special, you are loved by so many. Love you little man.

Grandpa Y

Tale of a Super Hero's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Kellen!
Brian, Leslie, Cole, Jackson, and Emily

Sarah and Drew said...

Happy birthday sweet boy!