Everyone says the days are long and the years are short which is true in a lot of ways. Your dad and I definitely feel like we’ve been raising you for a year – so much has happened! – but at the same time your first birthday is a huge milestone for all of us and it’s already here.
You’ve done so much in your first year – taken two trips, swam in a pool, read lots of books, played with your pups, started solid foods, learned to crawl, took your first bike ride, got your first tooth, caught your first fish, said your first word, took your first steps, and the list goes on.
We’ve also watched you fall and cry and continue to help you through teething. Being a baby can be hard and raising one can be too – but we are here for you always. There will definitely be ups and downs but having a front row seat to you growing up is a privilege. And it’s just going to get better and more exciting as we watch you discover new things. We have so much fun in store for you and can’t wait to see you continue to grow and learn.
Each morning you greet us with a huge smile on your face. You’re such a happy boy and that makes us extremely happy. You are an incredible addition to our lives and, at just 365 days old, you have already had an incredibly positive impact on a lot of people.
You love looking at records spin on the record player, spending time outside, throwing all kinds of tennis balls and rubber balls, and clapping. Lots of clapping. People describe you as a sweet boy and that is incredibly accurate. We hope that you keep that sweetness and that big smile on your face – all we want for you is to be happy and healthy.
Happy birthday Fleet Halen. We love you so much.