My sweet little baby boy, I can’t believe you are one years old today! How did that happen so fast? It feels like just yesterday, you came into this world a teeny little baby weighing 6lbs 12oz & 20.5 inches long. Today, I am really struggling with the fact that you’re no longer a baby, you’re a toddler?! You’re just growing up so fast. I can’t even believe it! You growing up so quickly makes me happy, yet sad at the same time, because a part of me never wants you to grow up. I want you to be my little cuddly baby forever and ever, yet the other part of me wants you to keep growing, because I know that you’ll do so many great things in your life. When I think about the kind of person you’ll be in the future, I don’t worry, because I already know you will be and do many great things in your life. I know you will go far and hold your own. Like your daddy, you’ll be handsome, brave, strong, innovative, stubborn, self-sufficient, and a hard worker. Like me, you’ll be generous, kind-hearted, a dreamer, loyal, honest, athletic, ambitious, disciplined and down-to-earth. You’ll be the type of person whom others always want to be around, because your energy is contagiously magnetic. You make people feel special. I know you’ll be the type of person that’s delightfully charming, tremendously intelligent, stubbornly independent, an eager learner, and boundlessly adventurous. I know you are these things, because you already display these wonderful and unique characteristics.
This past year you have accomplished so many milestones. I still remember the day when you first smiled at us, and I accidently caught it on camera! I was so excited! I remember when you started crawling up the stairs, and I almost had a heart attack. I also remember when you said your first word- mama! I was so happy that it was mama, I cried! I even remember when you started standing, grabbing, pointing, throwing, laughing, drinking, and eating solid foods. As you continue to grow and learn we watch and eagerly wait for bigger milestones like walking and talking. All of your milestones are such big accomplishments in your life right now, and we celebrate them every single day! It’s so amazing to see that in just one year you’ve become your own little self. And can I just say that I think that you are so incredibly amazing! Every day you amaze me with all the things you do. You make me so proud to be your mother.
Eli, I know that I may tell you that I love you like a million times a day, but I want you to know that I don’t say it out of habit. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me. I want you to always know how much you are loved, and how much you mean to me. I love you more than I could ever explain to you into words, and truthfully speaking, I don’t even think there is a word that can accurately describe my love for you. I believe that a mother and father’s love is one that is simply unexplainable, and can only be felt. One day when you’re married, and have a little baby of your own, I know that will be the day when you will truly understand our love for you.
I have so many hopes and wishes for you, but above everything, I wish you health and happiness. I want you to know that the world is yours, and you can be any thing you want to be, never let anyone tell you differently. Remember to always believe and have faith in yourself, and remember that no dream or wish is too big or small my son.
Happy 1st Birthday my sweet little baby! I love you with all my heart and soul!
Love always and forever,
Click here to see Eli’s First Year Home Videos
Smash Cake Products:
Cake Topper: Custom Ombre Cookie Monster Cake Toppers https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1215231379
Ombre Blue Pom Poms: Ombre Blue Pom Poms Large 15′
Blue Pom Poms: Aqua Blue Pom Poms 12′
Ombre Blue Pom Poms: Ombre Blue Pom Poms 9′ https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1210889914
Cake Stand: Blue Cake Stand https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1226130205
Ombre Blue Tassles: Ombre Blue Tassles
2 Toned Blue Backdrop: 7ft x 10ft Custom Two Toned Blue Photo Backdrop
Cookie Monster Onesie: 12 Months Cookie Monster Onesie
Ombre Blue Banner: Custom Ombre Blue First Birthday Banner
Smash Cake Outfit: Blue Smash Cake Outfit, Tie & Hat
Ombre Blue Confetti: Ombre Blue Confetti- Royal
Cookie Monster Cake: Custom Cookie Monster Smash Cake
Milk Glass: Milk Glass
Milk Glass Craft: Milk Craft
Glass Cookie Jar: Glass Cookie Jar- 1 gallon
Glass Cookie Jar: Glass Cookie Jar- 1/2 Gallon
Balloons: Ombre Blue Balloons
Straw: Blue Striped Straws
White Wood Letters: White Wooden ELI letters
Everything you see I purchased & set up myself in my house, however, since I am not a professional photographer yet, I did not take the photos, I did hire a professional to come to my house & take Eli’s smash cake photos because I wanted them to turn out perfect, and if I took them I wasn’t sure how they would turn out lol! She did such an amazing job! She captured so many special moments of him! I just love her i linked her site below! Since I am planning to become a newborn/children photographer this year, I do plan to reuse this stuff again for my future clients when I become a professional photographer. This May I will be taking a newborn/children photography workshop and I am really excited about it, and can hardly wait!
Photos by: Mars Photography