Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Travis Gary!!!

So, this post is a few days late. Sorry about that. It is difficult to find a free minute these days.

Saturday, October 23rd, our little heart hero turned 1 year old. It is hard to imagine that a whole year has gone by. I have described this past year to friends as the longest, shortest year of my life. The bad parts seemed to drag on and the good parts seemed to go by so quickly. I have to say that we are SO, SO, LUCKY to have Travis in our lives. He is such a special little guy. I have never met a baby that smiles more or has a better personality than Travis. Given all he has been through, it is amazing he has such a bubbly personality.

One year ago we were filled with terror at the unknowns. Would our boy be born a fighter? Would he make it through the Norwood? We he ever use the room we so lovingly decorated? I remember the excitement and the terror I felt during labor. I remember the pain and sadness I felt when Roger and my newborn baby left me in the recovery room on their way to Children's Hospital. Most of all, I remember how my heart felt so full of love for this little guy. I had to wait 5 long, painful days to get to hold (more like lift) Travis and the rush of emotion that day can never be described into words.

To celebrate one hell of a year, we decided to invite some close friends and family to a local park for a Yo Gabba Gabba themed party. Travis really loves that show (especially when he is fighting eating) so we thought it would be appropriate to use the Gabba creatures as our theme. Thankfully, a week full of rain cleared up just enough to enjoy a nice Saturday at the park. Here are some pictures from the party:

Travis in his birthday shirt
Birthday banner made with love and a lot of curse words. It turned out cute though!
Table decor
More decor
The cake table. I made a big Muno cake, a mini Muno cake (for Travis), and Brobee cupcakes.
Brobee cupcakes
Muno cake
"Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you.....and, MANY more!!"
He wasn't so sure of it. He barely ate any!
"I don't want to eat it mommy but it is fun to play with."
Present time! Notice the Yo Gabba Gabba shirts that mommy and daddy have on. Travis would grab at the characters and smile!

He LOVED these sesame street stackers! Look at that smile!
"What's next mommy?"
Overview of the party


  1. Awwww... Looks like it was a fun day for everyone!! How quickly time passes! Happy B-day little cutie!

  2. Happy Birthday Travis! You have definitely made this first birthday even sweeter for your Mommy and Daddy. I'm sure next year you'll be eating up your cake too. :)