Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to Brant!

Our sweet little baby turned one today.

Brant is ONE!
*baby sign language you use is "more", "eat", "milk", "drink"
*you love puppy dogs
*animal sounds you make over and over - horsies, puppy dogs, cows, ducks, dinosaurs
*words you can say - Dada, Mama, up, ball, bath, hot, hi, bye-bye
*can nod your head yes
*your favorite foods are crackers, puff corn, cheerios, pizza, any fruit in a squeezable pouch
*need your passy to sleep and in the car
*oh my goodness, you love Elmo. We watch him every morning.
*like to take daddy's hats on and off
*bath time is still your favorite time of the day
*like turning the bath water on
*you drink great from a straw
*can show 1 on your finger (still need to capture with my camera)
*you have been the best little sleeper that we could have ever hoped for
*you are very cautious, so not much interest in walking

Dear Brant,
A year with you has been such a joy. (For Mommy it has been a little longer.) When we first found out that God was going to bless us with our first child we prayed and prayed for God to mold you and shape you into a strong and healthy baby. Then when the nurse told us we were going to have a little boy, we asked God to help us be parents that would teach us to shape you into the Man God wanted you to be. We could hardly wait. We waited and waited. The day you were expected to be born passed and we prayed and prayed that God would be in control. Then the doctor scheduled January 13, 2011 at 8:00pm to be the evening Mommy would go to the hospital to get ready to meet you. We slept at the hospital that night and we knew that January 14th was going to finally be the day we got to meet you! You were worth the wait, buddy! At 7:37 pm (almost 24 hours later) you entered this world. Weighing 8 pounds 12 ounces and 21 inches long. You were exactly what we prayed for. You were a healthy strong beautiful baby boy! We loved your skin, lips, fingers, toes, dark hair, and those eyes! Your eyes looked so much like Daddy. Holding you in our arms was the best feeling ever. Knowing that you were finally here. We couldn't wait to take care of you and love on you. We look forward to watching you grow over the years. We love you, Brant Nichols.

Mommy & Daddy

The highlight to Brant's birthday was definately his first taste of donut holes. It was a tough day for our little man, he has many teeth that are trying to come in. I hate to see him so miserable. However, the donuts seemed to make him feel better. :)

Hmmmm? What's this? Not a cheerio, not a goldfish.
Sweet Niblets! That stuff is off the hook!
Dad! Dad! Wowzers, You've got to try this stuff!
Happy Birthday to me!


Beth said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Brant!
Happy Birthday to you!
I can tell how much joy he has brought to your life, Tasha. The celebration never ends.
Much love!

Chelsa said...

Happy Birthday Brant!

Your commentary of the donuts was cracking me up :)

Glad the dr. helped his mouth feel better!