Theodore Turns One

30 December 2013


Hey! I could've thrown one down for every month so .... count your blessings. And I picked the least bruisy photo for the tippy top ... I forgot how terrible he looked. Ouch.

Theo turns one today and oh I know it's cliché to say that it's cliché to say, "I can't believe it" but ... I can't. Julia and Sebastian's first years didn't seem to go sprinting by like Theo's did. Maybe it's because we really genuinely thought Julia was "such a good baby" and looking back on all the walks we took with an empty stroller and a stroller-hating Julia in Simon's arms or all the times I never ever ever ever left the house because oh! yes, of course she hated her car seat too ... I'm realizing she wasn't quite the little angel we had her pegged to be. Sebastian was an even happier baby but the adjustment from one to two kids was rough and rocky for me SO Theo wins best first year award. Applause, applause, applause in his direction.

He's a pretty happy kid, especially now that's he's mobile and has figured out exactly what to do to get a rise out of Julia which is to find one of her 89 purses stuffed with thee most random artifacts of crap and start emptying the Poppins one by one by one ... he's super happy. I really love how he lights up like a megawatt every time Simon comes home from work or whenever we go see Simon at the hospital. He knows the fun parent when he sees him.

I'm forever finaggling his nap schedule so that he still takes two naps a day BUT that his second nap always (always) coordinates with the older kids' naps and he's a great sport about the big monsters going to wake him up from his morning nap before he spoils his afternoon nap (I know! Never wake a sleeping baby and all of that but .... I hafta) stop it, Grace. Why am I typing about nap schedules? Stopping.

We had the pleasure of going over to a fellow resident's house on Christmas and they have the cutest little two month old lady baby and the second I picked her up Theo's formerly distracted antennae perked right up and he flew-crawled right on over to the mothership and let me know that no, that was not allowed. Rude awakenings to come, little dude. Real rude. 

ANYWAY.

We love you Theo!


And we know you love us too.


PS - Theo's birth novella ... if you dare.


32 comments:

  1. Happiest of birthdays, precious boy!

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  2. Such a sweet little human! Happy Birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday sweet Theo! What a cutie!

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  4. Happy birthday Theo! I love his Tintin quiff in the 3 month picture!
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I can't believe he is a year old! Happy Birthday!!! He is seriously so cute. You always look at babies and think they can't get any cuter, but then they do.

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  6. He'll be fine when the baby comes - it's different when it's your sibling. Mine always had that radar for other people's babies too!

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  7. Hey Grace! I'm a new reader and just wanted to pop in and say hi! Your blog is awesome!! Love it already and can't wait to follow along in the coming year. :) Happy first year to your little dude. He is such a cutie pie!!

    Hugs!
    Jessica @ beingbarlow.com

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  8. THAT LAST PICTURE. frame it. and then send it to me. kthanks.

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  9. Oh my goodiness. You are right about him looking almost literate. He is a most handsome dude. Happy birthday from Canada!

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  10. Reading from afar, *I* can't believe that Theo is one year old!!! Happy birthday Theo!!

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  11. His smile in the second to last picture is half his head!!!! What a CUTIE!!! Happy #1 Birthday #3!!!

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  12. Theo is one cute kid! I remember the first blog post I read of yours was the one right before you had him. And now your blog is one of my faves :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, his face on that last picture. Too much!

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  14. Happy Birthday little Theo! What a handsome little boy he is and will grow to be :-)

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  15. Wow. I can't believe he is one. Just makes me realize how quickly my little guy is going to grow up. Time really does fly. Ours is in his first growth spurt at 17 days old. Yikes. Happy birthday, Theo!

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  16. Happy Birthday Theo!!! My Ofelia's birthday is today too!! She's three :)

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  17. My third had a terrible bruised face just like that. Scared me at first.

    Happy Birthday Theo!

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  18. Happy birthday to Theo! And I absolutely love that last picture of all three kiddos. A keeper, for sure.

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  19. He looks so handsome and grown up in that last photo! And I used to do the same thing with naps when my youngest still took two. 15 minutes in the morning? That's enough! I hope your cake worked out!

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  20. Hooray for Theo! Happy birthday, little J-twin.

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  21. Gosh, he's precious! Happy birthday little guy!

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  22. Ah! So much chunky baby goodness! Happy birthday, Theo!

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  23. I love it when you talk about your kids. Nap schedules and all! Happy birthday cute Theo!

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  24. Oh Theo! What a doll! Happiest wishes! That last picture of the three of them, he really looks grown up!! I am a huge sucker for the baby lighting up at the sight of dad too, our youngest goes cray when dad gets home!

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  25. He is such a beautiful boy (and I don't say that about everyone's kids). Can't believe it's been a year?! Did he come early? I know Julia was on the earlier side. Hope he has a happy birthday! :)

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  26. Happy birthday, Theo! I wish you and my baby could be birthday buddies, but alas -- my baby stayed in for the night. I had a great time re-reading all the excellent birth stories and tales of siblings meeting.

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  27. He looks like such a happy little chap. Going to read his birth story now...

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  28. Wow, he is growing so fast! I think the 9 months pic is my favorite. Where do you get some of your cute onesies? Also, just found out my husband will be visiting Kansas State in July & I want to make a family vacation out of it. You post a lot about missing Kansas. Any chance we could get a post about what is cool to do in Kansas? Tall grass prairie with buffalo? Insect zoo? The world (and me) needs to know!

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  29. Happy Birthday Feeoh (and the mama who did all the work!)

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