Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Colin!

Today my baby turns ONE! I am so excited for this day. I am not sad or teary-eyed. I am so excited to say we made it through a YEAR! Some people say it goes by fast, but I am not one of them. This past year has felt so incredibly long. It got faster as we got closer to the one year mark and Colin's personality started budding, but it in no way went as fast as people warned me.

Today we celebrate the good times and the rough times of the past year. I so look forward to year two and seeing Colin change and learn and grow. He is so much fun and I can now say that I wouldn't mind having another one just like him. =) Not anytime soon, but you get the idea.

You know that blog I posted a few days ago? I like that she makes "yearbooks" for her kids. (Yeah, pretty much a scrapbook). She does a digital version so it is bound in a hardback book. I am adopting that for my family. I worked on this in one day so I could have it ordered and delivered in time for Colin's birthday party so people could "sign his yearbook" or write a message in the back.

Colin's Year One Book

It is pretty short and just a collection of some of my favorite pictures of him from the past year. It, unfortunately, in no way has EVERYTHING that happened last year.

I love the digital scrapbook and plan to make his yearbook that way every year. Except I have a feeling they will be huge come the next following years. Since I have a plan, I will be making pages whenever I get a chance with my most current photos of him.

Another plus I found with the digital scrapbook? Grandmas can order there own copy if they wish.

Tonight we will have one of Colin's favorites for dinner (tortellini) followed by a new birthday tradition I plan to start. A trip to Julia's Bakery to pick out a birthday treat.

Happy Birthday baby big boy!


  1. Awww.. Happy Bday Sweet Boy!!!!!!!!
    Love the yearbook!

    PS.. it took me a year to admit I wanted another one too! HAHAH

  2. Happy Birthday, Colin!

    I love the yearbook. Super cute!

  3. Happy Birthday Big Boy!!! His book is such a great idea!