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Xion’s First Birthday!

It’s hard to believe that our little man is a year old already. We feel like it was yesterday that we were bringing him home and trying to figure out what it was that we were supposed to do with him. 😉 We seem to have figured out the basics (trust us, we still have days of wondering what on Earth we are supposed to be doing with him and we are pretty sure that goes on for the rest of his life) and are amazed every single day by him. Honestly, every single day.

Xion’s actual birthday was a little hectic as our cruise was coming to an end (more on that soon!) and the day was spent traveling home to Albuquerque. He was a trooper with all the chaos of disembarking the ship, being in a cab, the airport wait and then the flight home. Luckily he was mainly zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Laying across Daddy on the plane -- Birthday Boy bib and all.

We got back home pretty late (according to his world) and so the celebration had to wait a day. I don’t think he minded at all though. 😀 He already had birthday singing on the cruise (with his Great-Grandma Dottie) and had cards given to him and more in the mailbox when we got home.

Cutest little cards.

Mr. Pickles hasn’t had much sugar up to this point so Mommy was a little worried, but he actually did just fine. He had a special little birthday cake!

Ohhh, I like! This is dinner from now on, okay Mommy and Daddy?

Squishy and feels fun on my fingers!

Wait, what's all this talk about a bath?

No trace of frosting left!

This year has been an amazing journey for both of us as we stepped into parenthood. It’s true what they say — that you understand real, true love when you have a child. Xion has given us many lessons over this year about patience, love, surprises, tears, and just being in the moment. He is truly the best thing to ever happen to us and we are thankful everyday for his smile, laughter, and his fun little personality. Here’s to many more years.

Acenxion Russell Flint enters the world and our lives (and hearts) were forever changed.


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