3.23.2013

12 Months Old - Happy Birthday to Our Chunky Monkey!

To my sweet baby boy,

As I type this, tears stream down my face. Today is such a bittersweet day for me. 

I remember the first sound you made when you entered this world. The sweetest sound I'd ever heard. I didn't think life could get any better. But, with each day you bring us another surprise, another smile, another giggle, another moment that I want to hang onto forever. 

This year has gone much too quickly. You've grown much too fast. I want to freeze time and keep you my baby boy forever. 

My heart aches with all this love I have for you. I've never known anything like it. I can't imagine life without you. I don't remember life before you. 

When you arrived I thought of all the things I couldn't wait to teach you. In reality, it is you who is teaching me. To see the world through your eyes is breathtaking, and wonderful, and amazing. You've shown me so much.


Marcus, you have brought us so much joy, it is indescribable. I can't begin to express all the emotions that have flooded through me over the past year. But, the one thing I want you to know, without a doubt:

You are loved more than you will ever know.

Happy 1st Birthday!
Unofficial Stats
Height: 32ish inches(95th percentile)
Weight: 26 pounds (94th percentile)
Teeth: 11 
Those feet- HAHA!
To our Chunky Monkey, we love you to the moon and back.

21 comments:

  1. Happy bday big boy!!! Love his expressions and his bday balloons!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Marcus!! Can't wait to hear about your party :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Marcus! It is amazing how fast they grow, but I guarantee you that year two will be just as fun, if not more, than year one! :-)

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  4. So, so sweet. My children's birthdays always KILL me with sentimentality so I know what you must be feeling! And oh my, those newborn cheeks - SO adorable!!

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  5. Such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Marcus!!

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  6. I I loved this! Happy first birthday Marcus!!

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  7. So cute!! Happy birthday Marcus!! .:-)

    Laura @ mice in the kitchen

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  8. Beautiful letter!
    Happy 1st Birthday little man!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Marcus! I so enjoy your posts about the cute little guy. From a mom who had a cute little guy 33 years ago, enjoy him, they grow up SO FAST!

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  10. He is sooo cute! And I can't believe how big he is. Henry is almost the same size as him at 20 months!

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  11. He is a doll. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! Savor each moment. Loved the birthday cakes and can't wait to see the party pictures.

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  12. Aww, beautiful post! Happy Birthday little guy! :)

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  13. This is so sweet. I totally got tears in my eyes when I read this. Yes, they grow way too fast. Enjoy every moment. Happy Birthday little guy

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  14. Happy Birthday Marcus! Hes such a sweet boy and oh how I agree to freeze time would be wonderful.

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  15. Aww, Happy Birthday Marcus. Your post got me a little teary eyed because I know just how you feel. Why do they have to grow so fast??

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  16. Happy Birthday to your little man!! Excited to be your newest follower!!

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  17. so beautifully written.... Happy Birthday sweet Marcus!!

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