Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Edwin! (a day late…)

This was literally the first picture ever taken of Edwin. He was cute even when he was just seconds old!!

My reaction - pure awe!

A little male bonding time...

Yesterday (March 30, 2009) was Edwin’s second birthday!!! Since we don’t have internet at home, this post is a day late, but it just means we can extend the celebration, right?

It’s so cliché to say “time flies” or “they grow up so fast,” but clichés make it into our vocabulary for a reason. These past two years truly have gone by in a flash. I can remember the moment when I realized I was in labor; I can remember stopping for a protein shake at Gold’s Gym on the way to the hospital (I couldn’t stomach anything else!); I can remember the exact instant when I laid eyes on my baby for the very first time. It’s like it JUST HAPPENED! So how is it that two years have already passed?

For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of being around my little man on a daily basis, let me just tell you a little bit about him. Edwin has a TON of energy and keeps Ed & I on our toes. He loves to play outside, especially now that daddy lets him help with yard work. He also loves to help vacuum and “fold” laundry. Hmm, do you think those traits will stick around into the teen years? Elmo is still Edwin’s favorite character which is evidenced by the explosion of all things Elmo in our house. (Elmo couch, Elmo kitchen, Elmo flashlight, Elmo books, etc.) When he isn’t busy getting into everything, Edwin loves to read – or at least have mommy read to him. I actually have Hippos Go Berserk memorized! One hippo all alone, calls two hippos on the phone….sorry, I’ll stop. Edwin loves his big cousin Anthony, also pronounced An-na-nee and cries when he can’t see him. My boy loves to sleep and is usually very good about bedtime. His vocabulary is always expanding and he’s recently started the two-word sentences. I think he follows the typical boy pattern and excels at the gross motor skills and is now starting to catch up in the talking arena.

I could go on and on! I think I’ll just sum it up by saying that Edwin Dewey Boso II is a very special, unique, crazy, sweetheart of a little boy and I’m so grateful that God felt Ed & I were worthy of taking care of him. I saw a book title the other day that said “I was a really good mom before I had kids,” and that’s how I feel most days. It’s hard to figure out if you’re doing the right thing, if you’re teaching them at the appropriate age level, if you’re too hard on them, too soft on them, etc. But I’ll never doubt my love for Edwin and I think that’s a great place to start.

On Sunday, we had a party for Edwin at Simply Play. It was simply amazing!!! Basically, it’s one giant play room where the kids can do whatever they want! We all liked it so much that I’ll probably have his 3rd birthday party there too. It was so nice to have everything in one place and best of all I didn’t have to chase after Edwin telling him NO every two minutes. I have the bestest sister in the whole wide world and she graciously took pictures for me. You can go over to her blog or you can email me and I’ll send you the password for her website.


Tay's Mom said...

you picked my absolute FAVORITE picture from the party. it is ADORABLE. happy birthday, e-wee!!!!

Katie Mathews Photography said...

Happy (belated) birthday Edwin!! Auntie loves you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!

Gigi said...

What a cute big boy!!

Life Glimpsed: The Denglers said...

guess i'm late at reading your blog but i love it...especially the pictures of his birth. heavenly.