Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Daniel!!

Just about this time last year, I started getting text messages from my sister Allyson. She was going into labor!!! I was on borderline bed rest at that point so I followed along by phone and text, cheering her all the way. On June 14th my darling handsome nephew Daniel was born and my heart expanded to include a much-loved new little member of the family!



Going through pregnancy and this first year of babyhood with my sister has been one of the most special times of my life. My sister is my best friend and I love this little boy like he is my own child. It has been so much fun watching Daniel and Maddie together this year, as they are only about a month apart in age.


Daniel sailed past his official one year birthday, complete with video texts from his cousin Anna. On Sunday we all got to celebrate at his party, complete with BBQ ribs and a bounce house. And lots and lots of birthday cake, which was Anna's main concern. Get ready for a whole lot of pictures, because we all had a blast!

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Whoever brought that massive box is obnoxious, haha. Oops.

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Sack of potatoes. Anna was a little loopy at this point from the heat and the nap-skipping.

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Daniel got serenaded with the birthday song twice - once in English and once in Portuguese. I love that he will grow up bilingual!

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Pretty mama.

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Mmm birthday cake.

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Daniel loved our present - and especially the box it came in, lol!

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Happy birthday, baby boy! We love you!

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