Saturday, March 28, 2009

happy 1st birthday court jackson

1st time i laid eyes on my handsome baby boy!

i'm 1!!!

my baby is not a baby anymore (sniff, sniff). i just can't believe how fast this year has flown by. if they all go this fast, court will be graduating from TEXAS A&M (WHOOP!) before we know it. i can't believe a year ago today i got to hold this tiny little gift from God in my arms for the first time. that first day is such a blur because 1. we had been up since 2 AM with contractions, 2. i ended up with an emergency c-section and was all drugged up, and 3. we were just so excited that court was finally here, we really had no idea what we were doing for the first 24 hours (thank goodness for nurses). i am going to miss so many things about my "baby" like those tiny squeaky noises they make when they are brand new, the newborn smell, how content he was to be all swaddled to go to sleep, how he use to sleep right up next to me in the early morning after a feeding,.... i could go on and on. but, now there are new memories to make this year. he is growing and changing so fast. court has SUCH a personality. he loves to jibber-jabber and if we could just understand what he is saying, it would make everything easier. the other day i gave him a drink out of my cup with a straw and when i put it down, he stood right up, held out his hand, and yelled at me. i think he was "talking back" to me for the first time. he said he "was not done drinking, hello!" mom & i got so tickled that we were crying. he will be walking before we know it. right now, i think he feels like he can get where he wants to go faster by just crawling. he is interested in EVERYTHING. he wants to know what everything is called. and he has a FABULOUS memory! i can't believe the stuff he remembers for just being 1 year old. i think i might have a G.T. boy on my hands!
so we celebrate our "baby's" birthday today with family and close friends. rhett says i can still call him my baby if i want to. :) how lucky we are to have so many people who love our court. 
the big party is this afternoon. it is FREEZING today  - winter decided to return! we are having a "construction" party with dirt cake and everything. we have construction toys out our ears that the kids were going to ride outside. but, with the weather like it is, we moved out the furniture so they could ride inside. what's a construction party without construction toys to ride on?? i'll post pics later next week of the festivities! :)
i'm sure we're all going to need some tylenol tonight. :)
stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday sweet boy! Sydney is right behind you!!!

Maegan said...

Hope you guys have fun at the party! I can't wait to see pictures!

The Dedwylder Family said...

Happy Birthday Court! The construction theme party is a great idea! I still haven't figured out the theme for Wyatt's party. Have fun!

Mike and Kim said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy!!

Justin and Rachel Smith said...

Happy Birthday, Court, and happy celebration, Ashley and Rhett! :) We're happy for you guys and are so glad that you (Ashley) are willing to share your life on your blog so we can still feel a part of it!

Mimi said...

What a GREAT 1st Birthday Party Court had on Saturday...LOVED celebrating with Copurt and all his friends and family!It was SO MUCH fun!

Cathy Sparkman said...

Happy Birthday, Court!!!

Misty said...

Happy Happy Birthday Court! I can't believe a year has passed. He has grown more precious every month!