We decided to keep Maddyx's birthday fairly simple and just make it a family party. Which for our family still ends up being a party with 30 people. While we did keep it simple, it still was our very first birthday celebration with our son, so I did have to do a few fun and special things!
We had a great day filled with sun, food, swimming and of course a jumper. Maddyx had tons of fun and it's always great spending time with those you love.
We are so proud of Maddyx and all that he's overcome in the last year. He's been through so much, but still has such an innocent spirit. I wish I could bottle it up and never let him lose it. He has this ability to to light up any room he's in and bring so much joy into so many lives. Although raising a toddler is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life, I wouldn't change it for anything. The amazing moments we have together make every single one of the crazy, frustrating, patience wearing, at the end of my rope moments worth it!
This is my love bug on his *actual* birthday. I can't believe how grown up he looks in this picture! eeek! And don't mind the drool. He still can't master the closing of the mouth and breathing through the nose thing. I think he'll get the hang of it before he starts dating. At least I hope.