Alexander's First Birthday

Monday, November 23, 2009

For the longest, we thought we'd go to Jim Thorpe, but instead, as the day went on, we felt like we were supposed to go to Bethlehem instead. It wasnt a warm day, so we opted to not take the kids out for a walk, but instead we took them to visit our RE and then we went into the downtown of the "Christmas City". We went into a few shops and just talked about things that reminded us of our cuddlebug. We ended the trip by going into the local brewery/restaurant and having a pint in honor of our little one. An oatmeal stout. I think he would have approved. :) We also had a brownie/ice cream dessert thing. It was a chocolate overload; I think he would have dug that also.

As is our tradition, we took their box with us and took a special photo in honor of this special day. For Alexander, we found a Christmas tree and took photos with the box there.





Quite a number of folks stopped us to ask about Bobby and Maya. It's funny; I guess I didnt think that, in a world where triplets and quads are becoming more and more popular, that twins would warrant such attention. Instead of seeing it as "Cool, people think our babies are cute," I must confess that I thought "Are you sick??? Have you been around ill people???" instead. Uh-oh, I'm crossing the border into crazy...

When we got home and put the little ones to bed (where they are now and currently are talking to each other up a storm), he took the opportunity for one other photo opportunity. I wish, more than anything, that our children could be together in life, but that isnt to be.
But they will always be together... Always...

Happy Birthday, Alexander.

19 comments:

Heather said...

That last photo is just precious....well all of them are really. I'm so glad you were able to have a memorable day.

Reba said...

that's an unbelievably sweet picture. i have sometimes wondered if our little angels can talk to our living babies. and if, as they get older, they stop being able to hear it.

Once A Mother said...

what a beautiful way to spend alexander's birthday

Jill said...

I love the picture with the tree. What a great way to celebrate Alexander's birthday. The pictures with Bobby and Maya are so sweet.

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful post and a sweet day for Alexander. God Bless.

Astrid said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures brought tears to my eyes. Happy birthday alex, and happy homecoming to your beautiful babies! I am so happy for you, more than words can say.

manapan said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate all of your children. Happy birthday, Alexander!

Sophie said...

That is a sweet idea taking photos like that. I am trying to think of a way to get Jordan into the Christmas Santa photo this year. The best I can think of is to ask Santa to hold onto a dragonfly decoration I have, as a symbol of her. This reminded me of that.

Happy birthday Alexander.
xx

Jessica said...

Michele, what a beautiful day. You were able to spend the day focusing on Alexander but with Maya and Bobby. Alexander is watching down on his baby brother and sister.

AKD said...

I'm so very glad that you had such a special birthday for Alexander. That's precious.

Ms. J said...

Thinking of you, and remembering Sweet Alexander, as he rests in God's loving embrace, until you are reunited with your sweet baby, forever.

I am so happy and downright amazed that Bobby & Maya are home, and thriving!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Alexander!

I'm glad you all had such a good day!

Missing Kasey said...

Happy Birthday sweet Alexander.

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Alexander. I hope you are eating a BIG peice of cake up in Heaven! xx

Lorza said...

I am so glad you are able to bring Alexander into Bobby and Maya's first Christmas. Happy B'day Alexander!

I am glad you are doing well- and I am following even though I am not commenting much.
<3

Fran said...

Sweetie, your children are so beautiful, you have picked a very nice way to spend Alexandre first birthday. Much love, Fran

mekate said...

happy Birthday Alexander!
and Oh Michele, they are all together in your heart always. Always. always.

Thank you for your sweet comments and incredible support of me in the midst of your wonderful love filled busy-ness. I am so grateful for your words and thoughts and love and caring. Your kindness is so amazing and you are so, so generous.

wishing you and your whole family, every one of the, Nicolas, Sophia, Alexander, Bobby, Maya, Peter and you- the best possible thanksgiving together in all the ways you can be.

Xoxo
kate

Bluebird said...

I'm sorry I'm just now reading this. Always thinking of you.

Holly said...

Happy 1st Birthday Alexander. A little late, sorry!