George Turned One

My George turned one on December 21st. One?!

My mom threw him a Crayola themed birthday bash. My cousin decorated this awesome cake.We ate spaghetti, sang happy birthday, and honored our tradition of having guests sign a birthday book.

The Day the Crayons Quit fit the theme. It's so cute and hilarious.

Party favors, colorful wine corks for the adults and crayon boxes for the children, hung on the little fake Christmas tree in my parents' kitchen. My mom is so clever.

It goes without saying that we are total nuts for George. He is the sweetest, easiest baby. He hangs right in there with his brother and sister. He loves a hug, hates a bath.

I'm a firm believer that it takes a full year to reach your new normal after having a baby. And it has been no different with George. This past year I have had to change the way I do things, lower my standards and expectations, ask for help, give up hobbies, live with the mess, almost stop blogging, say no, eat carbs, go to bed earlier, not proof read texts or e-mails, shop less, cook less, and clean less. Heck, we even started eating frozen pizza again. And it is well with my soul.

Happiest birthday to our bundle!
Thank you Jesus for our little George.


  1. Happy Birthday to George!! And what a great party!

  2. I think I should send that next-to-last paragraph to everyone I know who is having babies. Heck, I wish I knew that when I had babies. You are so wise.

    Can't believe your little guy is a year! So sweet. I love seeing what's going on with you and your family.

  3. Oh, SB, I LOVE this post! HBD, sweetest George! I feel like you wrote exactly how I feel lately…except I only have 2 kids. I'm encouraged! :)

  4. I don't know about you, but it seems like the year flew by!

  5. I love this post, too, Sarah Barry! It makes me feel so much better that you and other mothers agree it takes a year to adjust to a new little one. After about 1.5 years, I feel like I am still adjusting quite a bit. Happy birthday to George!

  6. He is the sweetest! I know my girl Anna loves to babysit him (and his brother and sister). I love you and I think you are doing a wonderful job in this season of life.


  7. Little George!!! We love you! Crayons are the best.


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