Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Brent is 1!

I think I was around 7 months pregnant here.

Only minutes old.

Just days old.

3 months old.

6 months old.

9 months old.

1 year old!

I have been saying it all day long, but I still can't believe it...it has actually been a whole year. Wow! What an incredible year it has been! It's amazing to look back on pictures from when we first brought Brent home. We have both changed so much! He is WAY bigger and I am thankfully a lot smaller :)

I remember when I was pregnant with him just trying to imagine the day when I would actually look at him and touch him. Then I remember when he was so tiny and I tried to picture him walking, talking, and playing. It all happens so fast but I can honestly say that I have soaked up every second of it. Being able to stay home with Brent has been the best blessing.

I have to give a lot of credit to my incredible husband. He works so hard and yet when he comes home he musters up some more energy to be the best dad and husband anyone could ever ask ask for. I had a lot of people tell me when I was pregnant, "ya know, statistics show that marriage satisfaction decreases with each child you have". All I have to say about that is BULL CRAP! Brandon and I are closer and happier than we have ever been.

So...I could probably go on and on forever, but these are just a few of the things that I absolutely love about my "little man".

-How he throws his favorite stuffed dog on me and then comes and snuggles up with both of us.

-The way he kisses with his mouth wide open and tongue sticking out.
-When he says "ahhhh" and opens his mouth every time he sees a toothbrush.
-How he brings trash from the floor to me as if he has discovered some unknown treasure.

-When he cries and bangs on the front door dramatically screaming "daddyyyyyyyy" after Brandon leaves for work mornings.

-The way he burries his head into my shoulder after he has gotten hurt.

-How he loves to wake up REAL early in the morning but is so patient and quietly plays in his crib sometimes over an hour until we come get him.

He has brought so much joy into our lives and I can't imagine life without his sweet spirit.

Happy Birthday Brent!! (click on link to the right for birthday party pics)