Thursday, June 23, 2011

And they just keep on coming.....

birthdays!.  Today we have two birthdays in our family.

One year ago on my MIL's birthday, Charley was born, both into this world and into our hearts!

Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord  Psalm 127:3a

It was a VERY long day, especially for his mama who did a great job with what all we mama's know is HARD!!!  They didn't just come up with the word labor for no reason!!!

Meme was patiently or not waiting.....I just realized I didn't get a picture of her with Charley that day.  She was in taking care of HER baby, Charley's mama.

The birthday girl and boy meeting

Charley was her best birthday present!

And in case you've never seen it up close and personal, this is the look of love

Four generations

Whew, glad that's over with and we've got a winner

Two weeks old

6 weeks old.....Charley flew to Minnesota for the 90th birthday party of his great grandmother

And he grew

With Uncle Matt

 4 months at Halloween...and he grew

Meeting Uncle Hugh

Charley was a snail for Halloween

Meeting greatgrandma Duncan

And Uncle David and Arwen

Charley meets his cousins at Christmas.....they were all growing

Pappy and Nana with the grands......time was flying...Charley's first year was half over!

 Starting early

And he grew

Easter Sunday.....kept on growing

Charley's been to several weddings in his short life.....Uncle David's

Sam and Shan's

 Charley, you've grown so tall

You've grown so curious

As you start this second year of life, know you are loved by many, cared for my great parents and nurtured by a loving God.  May you grow to be the boy He wants you to be!

We love you.....Happy Birthday!

Mema, we love you too.....Happy Birthday!


Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Charley and Mary Catherine!! Hope everyone has a wonderful trip!!

Needled Mom said...

What wonderful photos capturing his first year. Happy birthday to Charley and your MIL.

Dawn said...

What a little chunka love he is! How much does he weigh? I'll bet he weighs about as much as little 3-year-old Emma, who's such a little peanut (28 pounds).

He has certainly been around to the social scene in his first year!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great a good picture....Today our Gray is 2

Kat @ Justabeachkat said...

What fun memories you have captured!


Sweet Tea said...

Charley is one special little boy to come into a family where is so loved and valued. "Happy Birthday Charley"! He's adorable, Grandma!

Kusum Choppra said...

a beautiful record. keep it going please. bless you

Tonja said...

Wonderful pictures...happy family. You are blessed!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I can hardly believe he is a year old already. Happy Birthday Charley. What a wonderful job you did with all the pictures.