Posts tagged ‘Birthdays’

October 26, 2011

Finally! Jacob Day-by-Day

Well, a full month later I’ve finally restructured the settings on the video slideshow I made to celebrate Jacob’s first birthday. Without music because of copyright laws, with only a second on each page to keep it to just over six minutes (!), and without further ado, I give you a year in the life of Jacob. Enjoy!

God bless this wonderful little boy!

October 6, 2011

He Should Be Three by Now

Jacob’s first birthday was only fifteen days ago, and yet we’ve celebrated it three times.

First, on his real birthday, just the three of us.

Then in New Jersey, with his grandparents, aunts, uncles (one from California!), and extended family.

And finally, with friends in Brooklyn.

The good news is that we got great use out of a shirt I bought on eBay for $3.50—shipping included.

The bad news is that I’m concerned the little man thinks we’re going to give him a cupcake with a candle and sing to him once a week from now on. While that would be fun, I don’t think it’s a good idea. But sometimes mommies just have to make tough calls like that.

September 22, 2011

Another Year Over, a New One Just Begun

Well, friends, the war may not be over, but Jacob’s first year is.  We celebrated yesterday with a “muffin” and a new-to-Jacob play kitchen, but there’s much more celebrating to do this weekend with our family.  I love how often this little guy brings us all together.

I made a video of Jacob’s first year, day by day, but it was too long and I couldn’t upload the soundtrack because of copyright laws. Trust me when I say it’s awesome. If I can find a way to upload it, I will.

Just think cute newborn baby, baby with acne, baby with no hair . . . baby finally in some kind of position other than lying down, baby smiles, baby sits, baby wears cute winter hats, baby on his belly, baby giggles, baby crawls, baby sits, baby in myriad contortions and stuck in odd places around the house, baby stands, baby plays, baby makes a mess of various meals, baby smiles, baby smiles, baby smiles.

And imagine hearing the following: “Who Loves You” by the Four Seasons, “Baby Love” by the Supremes, “Seasons of Love” from Rent, “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys, and “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” by Marvin Gaye.

When I scroll through this set of photos in reverse order, Jacob gets shorter, rounder, and eventually just sleeps a lot.  It’s like the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (the short story, not the movie), only with a happier ending.

I guess this means Jacob is officially a “toddler” now.  Let the toddling begin!

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