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!
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