in pictures . one

28 Mar

four months ago, my baby boy turned one and i took some pictures. now it’s almost april, and it feels a little silly that it’s taken so long, but it’s about time i shared some of those photos, and a few words i wrote down on that day. (i’m not a writer, but i’m working on it.)


it’s hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that i was awaiting your arrival, more than a little bit nervous that i couldn’t possibly love another child as much as i loved your sister.

and then you were born, and in that instant, all of my worries disappeared.

thank you, sweet boy, for filling a hole in our family that i never knew existed. for fitting in so seamlessly from the first day you arrived. for teaching me to love you and your sister and your daddy fuller and harder than i knew was ever possible. for your crazy pterodactyl screams and sweet little kisses. for your wobbly first steps and your love of sparkly necklaces and all things with wheels. for (thus far) putting up with bowties and skinny jeans and seeming to actually enjoy getting dressed in the morning… or in the late afternoon, depending on the day ;). for avoiding any serious injuries despite your affinity for getting yourself into risky situations. for your squishy cheeks and long lashes and ticklish toes. for all that you are.

we are so lucky to have you in our lives.

happy first birthday my boy. i love you so.

ps. it’s a little bit embarrassing posting this all so late, but not nearly as embarrassing as those birth announcements still piled on our dresser…

11 Responses to “in pictures . one”

  1. Amber March 29 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Cole is beyond cute! Love, love, love these pictures :)

  2. Meryl March 29 2013 at 1:30 am #

    Such a sweet first year reflection for a beautiful little boy. My motto is “better late than never.” If it makes you feel better, we just sent out class valentines. =)

  3. Nina March 29 2013 at 4:37 am #

    He is the cutest!! :)

  4. Erinn T March 29 2013 at 8:11 am #

    oh andrea. you beautiful lady. I am so happy that you posted this, no matter how late it is. such beautiful words to your little handsome devil and makes me know cole just a little bit better :)
    and as for your photos – well, you know how i feel about those. perfection, as usual. especially when you have such a cutie in front of the lens.
    beautiful my friend. just beautiful.

  5. Suse March 29 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Such sweet words for such a sweet wee boy from such a sweet lady xo!

  6. Stacy March 29 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Hey you took the pictures and wrote the words that’s better then nothing right…love him!

  7. cindy d March 29 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    this is so beautiful andrea, thank you for sharing your words and love with us all! xo

  8. sandra March 29 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I think delayed is awesome!
    When he starts grade one, send the baby announcements.
    It will make you feel so much better.
    Love your work, you are busy and so in love with your littles.
    It amazes me you do as much as you do.
    Happy ONE + 4 months wee man C!

  9. Shabana March 30 2013 at 7:06 am #

    just beautiful andrea! and i’m so glad you posted these. never mind how late. linear time is an even bigger illusion when you have kids.

  10. Christine March 30 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Aww, this is so sweet. Nobody captures that amazing smile like his mama! Cole is lucky to have been born into such an awesome family. So thankful to call you guys friends.

    Love this little guy :)

  11. sara March 31 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    this would be fabulous even if you posted it a year from now! such beautiful photos and words. :)

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