One Year Ago Today…

March 9, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Posted in M'ijo | 26 Comments

I looked directly into these eyes for the first time.

you called?

Looking at me?

And touched these hands for the first time.

Mama Boy Hands

Pili brought cakemix, eggs, and oil to Guatemala so that she could bake me a cake. But this was – and is – still the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten.

One Year Later

Exactly one year later.


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  1. Yay! Congrats!
    Kerri and Ruby

  2. Happy birthday! What a beautiful birthday gift.

  3. What a wonderful gift!

  4. Happy Birthday….and happy year-with-Pepito, too. What a trio you make.

  5. Congrats and many happy returns! Much love to all three of you. 🙂

  6. Happy Happy! He looks even more gorgeous thatn he did a year ago! Thanks for sharing this year!

  7. it’s been a year?! a whole year?! wow! happy bday!

  8. Happy Birthday! He looks so happy in that slide!

  9. Its not quite a birthday, more like an anniversary, so happy anniversary and once again, congratulations! That looks like one happy baby!

  10. Oh mercy me. He is growing up right before our eyes!

  11. Oh, wow! My goodness – I can’t believe it’s been a year… The sweet baby has grown into such a sweet toddler! I love the early pics, too. I am so happy for y’all…

    Pili – I still remember that cake! 🙂 It was yummy!

  12. Happy birthday! Yay for the wonderfulness!

  13. Happy Birthday!
    I can’t believe how cute he was and how MUCH cuter he’s gotten since. Where do they GET the extra cuteness?

  14. Happy birthday to you and to this new incarnation of your little family!

  15. what a FANTABULOUS birthday present!

    Happy birthday, mama!

  16. Wow, a year already? Congrats!

  17. Happy birthday & happy anniversary!

  18. Happy Birthday!

  19. Happy birthday to you and congratulations on one year with your precious son!

  20. What gorgeous, gorgeous eyes!

  21. I still want to eat those little cheeks.

    Happy birthday, Art! And happy anniversary, too.

  22. Happy (belated) birthday!! I can’t believe that it has been a year!
    sending love to you all.

  23. Happy birthday! And happy one year anniversary, too! We just celebrated the one year anniversary of our son’s homecoming.

  24. Congratulations, you lucky woman. It amazes me that we can be so lucky after such a run of awful events, but here we are. I know you don’t take a moment of it for granted. What an adorable boy. I wish I could get ours to wear hats!

  25. tears!

  26. Happy Birthday! What a darling boy he is!

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