river turns one

Obviously, I can't believe a year has already passed. Everyone always seems to say that it flies by and now I can see that it, it being River's life, does. We have experienced so much this year. First teeth, first army scoot, first food, first laugh, first gurgly word, first kiss, first smile, first crawl, first cry with tears, and so many more.And the coolest part is that we have years of firsts still ahead.

For River's birthday celebration we had friends over for burgers and just enjoyed celebrating all of the people that have made this year more memorable, easier, and more fun.

I made a tasty carrot cake and my parents made a few different ice creams from this delicious cookbook. It was such a great day and I am so grateful for memories like these.

Colby and I got him a few small gifts like this book and a kazoo and a recorder to go with the little banjo my parents got him. He's ready to form a one-baby band. I'd buy tickets to that.

I feel like I can't even begin to express the love I have in my heart for this little baby...but here's a song that I think can...

"When I'm With You"
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When I hold you in my arms, Love
Something changes
It's the strangest feeling
The things that used to matter
They don't matter to me
When I see you
And you're smiling
How my heart aches
So full it is about to break
You make me believe in love

I could never count all the ways
That you change me, Baby
Every day the sky is a deeper shade of blue
When I'm with you
When I hear you, and you're crying
It resonates, Dear
In a place I didn't know was there
You make me believe in love

I could never count all the ways
That you change me, Baby
Every day the sky is a deeper shade of blue
When I'm with you

Beautiful baby
You're sweeter than strawberry pie
Just like the morning
Your smile brings the sunshine

I could never count all the ways
That you change me, Baby
Every day the sky is a deeper shade of blue
When I'm with you

I could never count all the ways
That you change me, Baby
Every day the sky is a deeper shade of blue
When I'm with you

-JJ Heller

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