It seems like only yesterday that I blogged about the adventures of Isaac's delivery, the absolute joy of his much aniticpated arrival, the awe I felt in laying eyes on him for the first time and the excitement of bringing him to the home we had so lovingly prepared for him. I can hardly believe that our first year with him has come and gone. It's been such an amazing thing to watch him grow from a newborn so in need of his parents tender loving care, to a one year old that crawls almost as quickly as we can walk, loves to throw a ball back and forth and adds more and more words to his little vocabulary each day. It is incredible, to say the least, to watch them learn all about the things that surround them. It's extraordinary to see the world through a child's eyes... to get excited about a bird or a balloon, a ball or a book. And, until you've experienced all of these remarkable changes and discoveries through the life and eyes of your own children, you can never truly appreciate the staggering amount of growth they undergo and the vast amount of knowledge they acquire in a year's time. I feel so incredibely fortunate that the Lord chose me to be Isaac's mother. He is the most amazing little boy... full of smiles, laughter, dancing and high-fives. He is the most precious of things in my earthly life. I will always strive to be the mother he deserves and the mother that the Lord would have me to be. Lucky for me (and him!), I've been blessed with a pretty fantastic mother of my own, who has been the greatest of role models for me in this oh-so-important job of mine.
In order to properly commemerate Isaac's first year of life, we did the only thing we could... we threw him a party! It was a wonderful gathering of family and friends in which we enjoyed some good ol' American fare and the pleasure of each other's company. Many of the people in attendance traveled sizeable distances in order to celebrate Isaac's birthday with him and, for that, we are forever greatful. While Isaac probably won't remember the day that we all gathered together in order to honor and celebrate his first birthday, Brandon and I will always cherish the day and the memories you had a hand in helping us to create. Thank you so much for loving our Isaac and celebrating his first birthday with us!
RIDICULOUS AMMOUNT OF PICTURES
Cupcakes a plenty
Cupcakes a plenty
Birthday banner made by Mom with love
In line for grub
Melissa and Conner
Corey smiles for the camera
The Cat in the Hat! (aka Daniel)
Aunt Patsy and Brenner
Aunt Karen, Grandpa, Mark & Karley
Uncle Eric & Aunt Julie
Sam helps open presents
Excited about all the new stuff!
Playing with the loot
I LOVE my new teddy bear!
Dylan, Karley, Audrey and Mark pull Sam
Isaac's new piano!
"Happy Birthday To You!"
Wait a minute... this isn't frosting!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ISAAC!!
Looking forward to many more birthday celebrations with you, my sweet...