Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Clayton!

April 11th, how could it have come so fast again. We can not believe that our little guy has turned 1. Looking back this year has gone so fast. We have watched our "Miracle Man" as my mom calls him, go from a 2lb 1 ounce little boy in the hospital to a Happy and Healthy 1 year old. He has brought so much joy to Justin and I. We love watching him explore and be best buds with his sister Keely. We could not ask for a better son.

We have been so blessed to have so many people from friends to family be there for us and Clayton over the last year. From the cards, meals, babysitting so that Clayton didn't have to go to daycare until he was 5 months old, to blog comments, to emails from old friends, I could go on and on. We can't thank everyone enough.

Some of these special people were able to join us in celebrating the big birthday. We had family, friends, and even one of Clayton's NICU nurses here. Clayton's party was themed around Sandra Boynton's Birthday Monster book. His cake had the monsters on it. He of course loved the frosting and opening presents. He was especially fond of all of the balloons.

This day brought not only the joy of celebrating Clayton's birthday, but the sadness of not having his brother, Jaxson here to celebrate too. We miss him everyday and we know that he was looking down with a smile, enjoying how much fun his "little" brother had on their birthday.

I couldn't pick just a couple pics, so I put together a slide show of his birthday. Enjoy and Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

We are overjoyed for all of you. I love the slide show photos. Nana and Grandpa look so proud!
Clayton is so blessed to have such wonderful parents, Sarah and Justin! I WAS a little disappointed that Aunt Anna and Uncle David didn't come through with Cubbie clothes and let the Cardinals outfit slip in there. : )
Happy Birthday, Clayton! You are truly a miracle!
Love from the Cubbie Fans in Galesburg, The Ruehmers

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much from inviting me to such a wonderful birthday party! He has really grown up in one year! I am so happy to call you all friends! Thank you again for letting me share the special day! I hope to see some pictures from his first Cards game!!


Meggie said...

Happy Birthday, Clayton! I am sorry I am a few days late...but i thought of you guys this weekend. Has it already been a year!? The pictures are adorable. Love you guys!

Kari said...

Congrats on a challenging and exciting year! Looks like the party was a hit and the weekend was wonderful. Happy (belated) birthday, Clayton!

Megan's Munchkins said...

Happy Birthday Clayton and WAY TO GO MOMMY AND DADDY!! Being a parent is a tough job and you both have handled this first (somewhat trying) year like seasoned pro's!!!!