20 March, 2013

One


This wild and crazy guy is 1 today. ONE! I can still remember the sunrise on the morning he was born, the feeling as he was placed on my chest seconds after being born, the moment my husband told me it was a boy, the fuzz on his beefy arms, the look on the girls' faces when they met him the first time.

Not to mention the days and months since where he surprised us with his ability to tolerate the girls' shenanigans, his pleasure at being in the company of anyone new, his quiet curiosity at the world, his insatiable appetite for anything but a raspberry. Then there is his insufferable cuteness. Okay, I'm pretty biased on that last one.

We aren't ones for over-the-top first birthday celebrations. We will make a cake and let him smash it wherever he wants (although, this boy does not like to waste food). I will rewrap the toy we've given all our children for their first birthday. We will shower him with affection and love. And he'll be wearing some cool/funny looking pants while we do it.

I adore the Quick Change Trousers from Anna Maria Horner. I'd made him some when he was a newborn, then slacked off. A few new pairs were in order for my growing boy. I'll admit, I doubted my fabric selection, thinking it was all a bit much. The combos worked great flat, but as pants I'm not so sure. Ah, whatever, right? You're only 1 once.


20 comments:

Esch House Quilts said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

His mom loves fabric - how could he live in plain blue pants like those poor kids whose moms don't sew?

Jessica said...

Congratulations!
I didn't make these pants for my older son because he was so skinny, but my second little guy is a bruiser so I guess I'll need to get my hands on that pattern..
Enjoy your day~~

Annie Crow said...

Those are some fantastic pants. Enjoy while he's too young to have an opinion on what he wears!

Also, that bowl and the stacking piece in the photo - we have the exact same ones. Funny.

Maja said...

Oh, I thought I was the only one that made "crazy" pants for my kids:-)
The lucky boy is loved and it shows!
Happy birthday to him!

Charlotte said...

Happy birthday! And those pants are totally fab :-D

Samantha said...

Happy birthday- and happy mom-iversary! I love the pants!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The months speed by, don't they? He's adorable.

~Michelle~ said...

Aww, happy birthday little man! And the pants are fab - I think they may be a little jarring at first because the clothes you buy in the store are so plain. But oh so worth the cuteness factor!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Wow, a year already ?~! Hard to fathom, but he's growing up right quickly isn't he...

Happy Happy little guy, enjoy !~!

Victoria said...

A year?? Time flies by way to fast. Enjoy every second. Happy Birthday to your little guy, and I think the pants are fab!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday little man.
You are so smart about celebrating #1. Wonder if he will smash cake anywhere?
Those pants are just so cute. And they look so comfy too.

Lee D said...

It was great to see and hold the birthday boy today! Have a great celebration tonight.

Jen Carlton-Bailly said...

You did it! What a crazy year for you. He's so cute. Maybe I'll get to squeeze him one day.

felicity said...

A year? Already? Happy Birthday to your little dude.

upstateLisa said...

Time flies! Happy birthday little man! My Babi is 14 today! Hard to believe. I remember that day too.

amandajean said...

a few days late, but happy happy birthday to your sweet boy!!!

Deb said...

Very Very cute pants. Great fabric choice.

Carla said...

Awwww. I love the pants! Happy b-day little one.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your precious son! A year goes way too quick for us mummies.

Suzanne said...

Happy first birthday celebrating!