Sunday, December 11, 2011


Dear Anderson,

Although we kept your 1st birthday rather 'simple' compared to a typical party mommy would throw, we LOVE you very much. You had a blast & loved every minute of your favorite dinner--spaghetti.  It was so sweet watching you open presents for the first time, but you enjoyed the cards more than the gifts.  As always, you studied them, opening and closing over and over. Rather than looking at daddy, Avery & I while we sang 'happy birthday' to you, you were ready to grab the candle out of the cake. You hated your birthday hat that mommy spent over an hour making.

You loved your cake, and growled after every bite. You have a little cold so your boogies mixed in with the chocolate icing. You stopped yourself when you were done & just starred at daddy & I.  Your sugar rush kicked in during your bath and Avery made you laugh really hard.  After your bath, we all sat in your room while Avery you played with your new toys.
You had many people send you cards, leave you messages on mommy's phone and think about you.
Sadly, one day I will have to explain to you why some of your own family didnt remember you {& mommy is sad about that}.

I hope one day you look back & smile on the special night we had with all your favorite things & people.
We are so proud of you & cannot believe how much you have grown over the past year.

All our love,
Mommy, Daddy, & Avery



  1. such a happy baby boy. he looks so happy :) hope you had a great bday anderman and kate, your such a good momma!

  2. He had a ball -- and enjoyed every minute; Never seen a baby pick-up a cake before; WHAT A SIGHT!