Oh, Emerson Ray!!! How can it be that one year ago today we were meeting you for the first time? We fell instantly in love with you, we were smitten, so full of joy and awe and wonder and pride. How excited we were as we saw you and held you in our arms! In the months before you were born, I wondered if it were possible to love someone as much as I love Remington… I worried that I wouldn’t be able to share my heart fully and equally with two babies…Thankfully I worried for nothing! I think that the amount of love I feel has been multiplied by some force that’s definitely indescribable. What a joy it has been to be your Mommy! All the sleepless nights and extra snuggles in the wee hours of the morning have been moments I will always treasure. We brought you home on Christmas Day 2015, and you’ve truly been such a gift to our whole family! You are full of sweetness! You love to snuggle with your blankie, eat (yogurt, apples, bananas, cantaloupe, oatmeal, macaroni, green beans, and, especially Mexican fried rice!), to explore, to play with spoons and bowls, to nap twice a day, to watch your big brother run and jump and dance, to make car noises, to blow raspberries, to squeal with delight at an ear-ringing pitch, to cruise along the couch and table, to climb up my legs, to read picture books like Snuggle Puppy, to splash in the tub (and I love your sweet little ringlets when your hair is wet!), and so much more. We celebrated your birthday a few weeks early with family, and it was so special! Even though you weren’t a fan of cake that day, I’m hoping that will change in time for your upcoming 1 year session! If not, I will be happy to help you eat your birthday surprise! 😉 It has been so fun to document your 1st year – here is a quick look at some favorites and milestones!
Happy 1st Birthday to my little love, Emerson Ray!
A few favorites from my iPhone/Instagram! Remington has become a wonderful big brother! It always melts our hearts when he tells Emerson he loves him, asks him if he’s ok, and shares his own toys and blankets with him when he needs them!
We are excited to celebrate with you today, little guy! We love you so very much!