30 September 2011

Ollie-Pop Ollie-Pop Oh Ollie Ollie-Pop!

I found this post in my drafts from July...I can't believe I never published it. I think I was waiting for pictures or something. Anyway, it may be late, but it has to be posted.

July 16th was Oliver's 1st birthday!

Six months ago, I had big plans for fancy decorations and yummy foods and all that cute stuff you see on the creative mommy blogs out there, but I since I've been sort of homeless and overwhelmed by the events of the summer, we made do with whatever was at Grandma Min's house...

...including the pink frosted cupcakes...

He was showered with gifts, spent the day in his "Birthday Suit," and happily devoured his first cupcake.

It was everything I dreamed it would be even if there weren't elaborate decorations and his cupcakes were the wrong color.

I couldn't believe the joy I felt that day...it wasn't just Ollie's day. Secretly, it was my day too. It was the day that changed my life...rocked my world...made me a mother. I wonder if all of my children's birthdays will feel that way.

 Jesse and I love that little monkey more than we ever thought possible. It was so fun to be able to play with Ollie all day and to celebrate a year ago when he first joined our family and all of our memories since.  

Many thanks to my mom for asking me what I wanted, and then making it happen. Thanks also to everyone who gave a gift or has loved and supported us in the last year.

1 comment:

  1. PS totally wearing my shirt in that picture :)