Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So, today is a big day in our house. Today, Max turns 1!! I sang him "Happy Birthday" a few times but he was more interested in squishing his cheerios into the puddle of apple juice on his tray than he was in listening to me warble to him. Ungrateful. Anyway, it got me thinking about his mom and how a year ago she was having this beautiful baby boy that she was going to give up to strangers and how scary that must have been. I don't know much about her so maybe I'm projecting but either way, I am eternally grateful to her. A year ago I was in school and had no clue about the future and my main concern was graduating. Now, my main concern is making sure this little bugger makes it through each day. How things change.

Max at birth.

Max today (3/25/09), his first birthday!!

It's also bittersweet because it reminds me that a whole year of his life has passed and we have only been in it for a little over 3 months. He had a whole other life for 9 months in a different country with a different language and different parents who watched him go from a wee newborn to an active little spitfire. I remember walking down the street in Seoul, trying to read signs to get to the agency to meet him and getting lost and being so nervous that he wouldn't like us and then when we met him, well, I can't even describe how it felt. That seems like a million years ago because now he is 10000% our kid for sure. He farts like daddy and he's goofy like mommy and I can't wait to watch him grow even more and become a little man.

Happy birthday, buddy. Mommy and daddy love you very much.


Allie said...

Aw! What an amazing year you all have had, getting to this point where you're together!

jan the mom and grandmom said...

Happy Birthday Max - I love you and couldn't have a better grandson. You are such a joy and we are all so lucky to have you in our lives. Hugs and Kisses - Grandma.

Anonymous said...

Max was even a beautiful new born, usually they look like frogs.
Have a great weekend, I'm sorry we are going to miss the party.

Erin and Chris

Connie said...

Happy birthday!!! Looks like he was wide awake and rarin to go even the day he was born. I understand your bittersweet feelings -- what a fantastic journey! He is a SWEETIE.