Planning a First Birthday party

First of all, I know it seems like something every parent says and that makes it lose its meaning sometimes but I can't believe how quickly my baby has grown. I feel like I haven't even had time to write in his baby book about one milestone before many more have come and gone. Now I find myself with just two months to plan his very first birthday.

I've wanted to start writing letters to Noah for a while and it is something that I had done while I was pregnant as a way to connect with him and ease my mind. Before I find myself visiting preschools, I am going to start his letters and hope that someday they will make a sweet gift for him.

April 5, 2012

Today was a busy one and you seemed to love the hike, playing with the dogs, seeing your Aunt Jenny and Nana, and trying to eat with a spoon. You amaze me in so many ways every day, sometimes with nothing more than your smile. You have this way of smiling so hard that your nose crinkles up and you look like you're growling a little. It makes me happy every time I see it especially because I know it's one of those things that you won't do forever, like the little horse-sounding noise you used to make that we don't hear anymore.

It took a long time for you to go down for a nap today and I had to rock you in my arms for so long that they were burning! As I rocked you back and forth and walked around your room I took pictures in my mind of all of the sweet things you see from your bed. The soft white bunny that sits on your top shelf, the baseball Daddy put on the shelf before you were born, the mobile with all of the animals that you love to see spin, and the chair that we spend so much time in.

I know it's not long before I won't need to rock you in your chair and I'm thankful for every minute of every day that I watch you grow and change. I hope that as you do, your eyes stay full of wonder and your heart is as golden as it is today.

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