Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Christian

Christian turned 3 this past Saturday, June 14th!

He doesn't know that he actually turned three because we're not going to celebrate until this coming Saturday. Thanks to Grammy & Grampy Chatt and Mommy and Daddy he's going to be getting a bike. He's also going to have a firetruck birthday party with just his 3 cousins. I just couldn't handle a big party this year. He had one last year and I don't feel the need to do something major every year, so it's going to be rather low-key this year.

Hope you enjoy walking down memory lane with me!

My "little" baby boy. 9lbs 2.8 oz

Christian's delivery was definitely not picture perfect. After 18 hours of labor we almost lost him, but God had bigger plans for him and used some awesome doctor's to keep him with us!

One of my all time favorite pictures ever!

5 months old

Christian's first Christmas at 6 months old. This is when he got his first Thomas Train. Ryan thought every little boy needed a train for his first Christmas so we got him one and he hated it. It was a battery powered one that went around the track by itself and whenever we turned it on he cried. Who knew that just a year later he would be completely obsessed with Thomas.

Christian's first birthday was an Elmo party with his friends Dave and Katie McNair. I made red icing for the cupcakes. What was I thinking??? Christian's face was red for days, but you'll notice that I didn't learn my lesson (see the picture of his 2nd birthday).

1st Birthday - Checking out his present.

We had quite a time getting Christian's one year picture! I didn't take him back to get his picture taken for 6 months after this terrible experience.

Christian was literally beside himself with excitement when our friends the Hortons gave us their train table. 1 1/2 yrs old

Hanging out with Daddy in the "tiny" house. 1yr 9months
Christian's 2nd Birthday was a Thomas the Tank Engine party. It was especially memorable because all of Christian's grandparents were there!

Summer 2007 - 2yrs 2 months old

This picture was taken last Saturday on his actual birthday! He was zipping down the hill at Grandmom and PopPop's house. I can't believe how the past three years has flown by. This little boy has completely changed my life and brought his daddy and I so much joy. I can't imagine life without him. What a blessing it is to be a mommy to this little guy!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTIAN! I know you are a blessing to mommy, daddy, McKenna and your entire family. Have a great birthday party
-Miss Caitlin and Mrs Laurie

Erin said...

It is amazing to look back to see how much he has grown, and he was no tiny thing to begin with. Glad he has had such a marvelous first 3years. Love you Christian and will see you soon.

the*4*of*us said...

Happy Birthday Christian!!! Wow--time definitely flies! I remember when Ben and I had him in the
MC nursery the thanksgiving he was a baby! Seems like yesterday!

Heather said...

Where has the time gone??? He has grown up so fast. He is just precious!
Heather W.

Lori said...


Christine said...

Happy Birthday Christian!!! :)

Katy said...

What a special little boy - so full of life and love. Happy birthday Christian! You are SO loved!