Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alex And The WIPpo.

Le sigh. I knew this day would come. No matter how hard I stamp my feet or how big of a tantrum I throw, time will continue to whiz past me in little, amazing moments. Rolling over. Sitting. Crawling. Pulling himself up. *poof* Almost walking. One month. Six months. Nine months. *poof* One year.

Today is an Easter Basket of emotions for me. I get all verklempt when I relive the last year in my head. To think about the things we've done, the places we've visited, the life that we've started...it just floors me. And to think that from here it will only grow and blossom and get more crazy and fabulous...well, that's just almost unfathomable. I am the Mom of a ONE year old. Note how I didn't say "years". That drives me absolutely bonkers, take note. Shelf for just a minute how OLD that makes me feel and think about it. He's not a baby anymore. Soon he'll be running around the back yard trying to catch Jake and squealing with delight over the fact that he can pee outdoors in the field at Grammi and Poppis house. Yes, this happens. I was raised in the middle of a corn field (literally), so nobody will get arrested, I promise.

Seriously, Kristi. Enough with the jibber jabber sap story. Get to the pictures!

Okay, okay...a special thank you goes to Aunt Kelli and Uncle David for the supa sweet banner. We can use it for all his birthdays, because it isn't customized for a specific year...so cool!


Laughing at Mr. WIPpo.

Laughing at Daddy.

"Hello old friend."



Silly boy.


Speaking of Daddy...guess who wins 'husband of the year'? Um, that would be Joe for getting me a COACH PURSE for Alex's birthday. Seriously, what husband does that?! MINE, thankyouverymuch. Should this trend continue, I just might think about becoming a family of four. I keed, I keed. Or do I?

10 comments:

Katy said...

I can't believe that he is 1! Happy Birthday Alex!

Aliya said...

Its been so much fun following your pregnancy and now seeing this cutie pie grow over the last year! Happy Birthday Alex!!! :)

Melissa said...

I know what you mean about it making you sad to realize he is not a baby....but as a mommy of two boys (one going to be 4 in Sept and one going to be one in Aug) let me tell you it only gets better! Hearing him talk and learn the world around him is amazing. AND...if you should choose to become a family of four, nothing will melt your heart more than watching your kids interact with eachother. It's amazing...

christa said...

happy birthday alex! wow one came so quick but i know this being a mom of 3 boys 15,7 and 3, and i still want more. it is so awsome to watch them grow! i hope you have more kids kristi alex would love it! and yay for the purse yes you have a great hubs!

Caitlin @ Pacifier In My Pocket said...

I seriously just emailed your post to my husband with a suggestion about a, ahem, gift for me for making it through the first year!

Alex is a cute, congratulations!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Cutie Patootie Alex!

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KimnSteve said...

Happy Birthday, from your third cousins! We'll be there in a few weeks! Matthew and Nathan

Christy said...

That means I've been faithfully stalking for over a year?!?! Say what?!?! Ahh how time flies with kids. And people tell you ALL the time & before kids you just politely smile & nod your head while thinking, "Ok...crazy. It surely isn't possible for time to speed up. How 'bout you ease up on the coffee & Mountain Dew!!" Anyhow, it is so true. Enjoy every moment. I was crushed to see my little one growing so fast, but to be honest with you, every single year is better and better & BETTER!!! Yes, I miss the baby days, but my now 8 year old is amazing & makes my heart go pitter patter constantly. Mommyhood is BY FAR the best experience EVA!!!! Happy Birthday Alex!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

Super awesome little one year old AND super awesome husband. Go Joey and Alex! Happy birthday to your little guy. And congrats to you for surviving one year of mommyhood! :)