November 27, 2017

Bubba's First Birthday & Thanksgiving

We reached a milestone this week, Bug, you turned one year old. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by! It feels like just yesterday you were a brand new little baby. We celebrated your special day with some homemade bran muffins (we are trying to keep you from consuming sugar laden things for as long as possible). Daddy and I sang to you and I helped you blow out your candle. We opened your birthday card and presents. You weren't really interested in any of it though, you just wanted to play with your favorite tube of chapstick and my strainers.

Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was kind of special in that it happened to be November 23rd, the day we brought you home from the hospital one year ago. This year, I am thankful for you! You make my days more joyful and bright!

We feasted with some of our friends and feast we did. I ate so much food my tummy hurt and I wasn't hungry for about three days. Lesson learned.

I'm grateful for this special holiday. It's a time to eat deliciously unhealthy food, count your blessings and spend time with friends and family.

Saturday my aunt and uncle were kind enough to watch you, so we could make a much needed trip to the temple. We have a lot of big decisions coming up and we felt that we needed some divine guidance. We haven't received any of the answers we are seeking, but we did walk away feeling at peace. I am grateful for the temple. I'm grateful for the spirit and peace that reside within the sacred walls. I'm grateful for the calming presence that can be found there. For the clarity that can come when we focus on God.

Sunday Daddy and I woke up sick. We bummed it at home. I slept almost the entire day. I am so glad Daddy had the energy to stay up with you. I don't know what we would have done otherwise. Here's hoping we feel better soon!

As for your development, you started saying, "Hi." It's so much fun to walk into your room in the morning and to have you greet us with a smile and a "hi."

You also discovered that our kitchen chairs make great walkers. You like to push the kitchen chair up and down the hallway, while walking behind it. You have also begun standing without holding onto anything. I think it is just a matter of time before you start walking.