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Penningtons First Year!

So for months I have been trying to narrow down some of my favorite pictures of Penn to do a year review for him….and let me tell you….that is hard! This kid probably has thousands of pictures, 300 alone from his first few days alive!

I narrowed it down as much as I could but be prepared for a TON of photos.  Happy birthday sweet boy.  It’s so awesome to be able to relive the last year through our photos.  What a gift. 🙂

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Auntie L took you to meet your first horsie!

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I learned that you don’t like raspberries being blown at you.  This face was just too cute!

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Yay for smiles caught on camera! This was just the beginning of TONS of smiles.

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img_5104Our first trip to the lake!! You did such a great job.  Can’t wait to make many many more memories here.

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Yes, i will show this to your future girlfriends!

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Things weren’t always fun and games! But thankfully I only have a few photos like this 🙂

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This is probably one of my favorite pictures.  His facial expression says it all!

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Mommy doesn’t let us cuddle very often when it’s nap time but i sure do love it when we get to!

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Bath time is your FAVORITE!

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For a while you went through this scrunchy nose faze but thankfully that is gone because it was a little scary but still so cute!!

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Everyone thought your mom was crazy when she wanted to do cloth diapers…i love it because it means you always have a cute little bum!

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And just like that  you are 1.  How does a year go by so fast?!

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A while ago I wrote a little letter to Penn and then completely forgot to give it to my sister on his birthday so here it is.

Dearest Penn –

A year ago you came into this world screaming and changed everyone’s lives forever.  I remember the day and the days leading up to it like it was just yesterday.  Mommy and daddy can tell you that when I found out you were going to be born I kinda freaked out J Okay, maybe really freaked out, like did a little dance and lots of screaming! I was so excited to FINALLY become an Aunt.  You see, I had been waiting for you for almost five long years and the time was finally here.  The 9 months when you were growing in Mommy’s belly seemed to just creep along.  I still remember the day I first felt you kick.  Leading up to Mommy’s delivery date I knew that I would get to be in the room when you were born and I was beyond thrilled but also a little nervous.  Would I mess up the pictures? Would I say something wrong and get kicked out? Or would I just miss it all together! I even had nightmares that you were born and I was still stuck in Indianapolis.  Thankfully I didn’t miss a thing.  Taking your first picture will probably always be one of the greatest memories and greatest feelings in the world.

Every day since that first day has been such a joy (even when you were screaming in the car or throwing a fit).  I wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe live closer to you!  Throughout the year I have made many visits to you and you have made many visits to Indy and each time I see you I am greeted with the biggest smile and the most gorgeous blue eyes.  Every time I see you, you have learned something new.  Sometimes my heart breaks because I will go only 1 week in between visits and in 1 short week you learn so much.   I know this time is precious with you and I promise you I will try my best to continue visiting you on a regular basis and learn more about you.

As we celebrate your first birthday I still just can’t believe it has been a year.  It has gone by so fast but then again I also hardly remember my life without you around.  You make my world a better place and so much happier.  Please know as you continue to grow into a charming little man that I will do anything and everything in my power to make your life as happy as can be.  I know we will go on many adventures together in the coming years and I just can’t wait to see the man you will grow to be.  I know you will be amazing.

Dream big little one because I know you will do great things.  And don’t ever forget that Auntie Lane loves you to the moon and back. J

Happy 1st Birthday!

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