The [Former] Blog Ian

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Happy Birthday, Baby

27 September 2004, a momentous day.

As of 5:19 a.m. on the 27th, Ian has been on this earth one entire year. Marysia and I find it hard to comprehend, but this also means that we have been parents for one entire year.

(Although on those nights when Ian wakes us at 4:00 a.m. time does seem to move more slowly.)

We decided to take a low key approach to the event, however, and did not throw a huge bash. Instead, we got a small carrot cake (in remembrance of our wedding cake) and placed one lone candle in it.


"Happy Birthday To You" (© Summy-Birchard Music) was sung and, with Marysia's "assistance," Ian blew out his first birthday candle.

Inhale, inhale, inhale and...



Exhale!



Ian received many cool gifts, but his favorite may have been the one provided by Poppa Butler: a piece of driftwood from the Thomas Point Beach where Ian first swam in the Atlantic Ocean. (See the 24 July 2004 entry for more details.)


And now . . . on to year two!