Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dylan's 1st Birthday!

Today is obviously Dylan's 1st birthday. Man, has that year gone by quickly. I will freely admit that I am glad to be here rather than a year ago. There was a lot more worry a year ago. Dylan was born at 2:58 in the afternoon and I didn't get more than a quick glance at him for a couple of hours. This first picture is how he looked when I first saw him. He started out so much different than my other kids, but looks so much like his brother now. I found a picture of Jimmy when he was 2 and he looks almost exactly like Dylan. The other kids all started out with nearly black hair and he started out with hair that looked pretty red. Now his hair is the same color as Lyssa's.
This next picture is of Dylan just a day or two before he came home from the hospital. I really don't know why, but this one is my favorite of him when he was in the hospital.
This one he was about 5 months old. Almost doesn't look like the same baby.
Here he's about 8 moths old.
And this one was taken tonight. He sure has changed.
We had a few over tonight for cake and ice cream for Dylan. We had thought about inviting a ton of people as sort of a way to thank everyone for their support for us last year at this time, but with redoing the kitchen and going to St. George, just never did invite more. But it's the thought that counts, right?

Here are a few pictures from tonight. Russ only took video, so I had to splice them out of the video. But that's okay.

I must say that as I think back over the past year all I really see are the blessings that we have. As cheesy as it may sound, Dylan has been such a joy to us and we are very glad he is part of our family. We have never regretted our decision to have him, and I'm sure we never will.


Linda said...

Happy little Dilly Poo! I hope it was a good one. Sorry I couldn't be there. I love you kid. I am also really glad that you are a part of our family! Happy First Birthday!!!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Dylan! I hope you had a great day.

Hugs & Prayers,
Jacob's Momma

Melissa said...

Wow, a year already!! Cindy, I have some fun news for you when I see you at heart camp - unless your mom already told you.... Happy Birthday Dylan!
Melissa - IHH