You may have thought one Patrick post was enough... but I'm on a birthday roll.
I remember when Sadie was little and I couldn't wait for each milestone to come! I couldn't wait for her to sit up and then crawl and stand and walk.
I'm a little less impatient now and find it easier to enjoy the moment and appreciate the baby-ness of right now. I've come to realize that it goes by too fast as it is and with each milestone Patrick hits I find myself wistfully saying: "My baby can crawl! When did that happen? You're still supposed to be tiny!"
Then again, I do tend to love those teeny tiny baby days even when I'm in them... so I'd be okay if he would agree to stay teeny tiny a little bit longer!
Still, I love looking back over the pictures and seeing how he's grown before our eyes. And so without further ado, here is Patrick's first year in my very favorite pictures:
|I felt like a grape.|
|He'd had a tough day!|
|Our smiley boy!|
|Mass with our big sisters.|
|The long suffering expression of a little brother.|
|He wasn't too sure about this whole thing...|
(although Patrick could never keep a binkie long enough to start using one!)
|Dressed up for Mass!|
|Patrick's first spring!|
|Mr Giraffe time!|
(and Mr Giraffe looks so much newer!)
|Mommy's bath time idea!|
|Pretending to sleep with our big sister.|
|It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Patrick!|
|Yup. Stuff like this happens when you have sisters.|
|Playing in the pool.|
|His sisters. Again.|
|Growing and growing|
|One of the steps in his allergy prevention plan...|
It was a little messy.
But it certainly worked.
|He's such a ham when there's a camera around.|
|His hair was starting to get long and so...|
|He had his first haircut!|
|Where has the time gone!|
|When did you get so big!|
|Patrick as Saint John of the Cross|
|Now he's eagerly awaiting the day when he can wear the Monkey Leash...|
(maybe one without a pink bow though...)
|Happy Birthday Patrick Xavier!|
We love you!