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A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

The Monday Snapshot – The Last First Birthday?


I have two birthdays to plan this year – one day apart. We’re actually doing them a week apart, but back-to-back weekends. If we have a third baby (please, God!), we have vowed to do everything we can to avoid another June birthday. However, the crazy in me says to have another baby in June and just power through that month every year! Ha!

I keep wondering, “is this our last first birthday?” It sort of hurts to think that it could be. I don’t want it to be… But if it is, then we’re going to do it up right!

Our theme is simple – ADVENTURE! Because Bryson Boy is a very adventurous, curious dude. I took his photo today for his invitations. Cuteness!

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – The Last First Birthday?

  1. Oh my gosh, he is adorable. I can’t believe he will be one!!! I like the idea of actually having all 3 birthdays together if possible. Kind of fun for them, even if a busy month… but a very special month! 🙂

  2. Oh my that’s a cute photo! I’m not one for big birthday parties but I love the idea of themes. I’m sure you will make it so special for everyone involved!!

  3. Bryson is so cute in that picture! I seriously can’t believe you are going to be planning his 1st birthday. OMG. Callen and Aiden are doing a combined birthday in Sept. I think. I know their bdays are 2 weeks apart, but it just will make things easier. I’ll make sure and have a special smash cake for Callen though too. I think their theme will be “Airplanes & Motorcycles.” Those are Aiden’s favorite things EVER and I think Callen won’t mind much 🙂

  4. With that face on his invitation, it will surely be adorable!! I’m sad that this is our last first birthday party to plan. 😦 A teeny tiny part of me keeps thinking, JJ hasn’t gone to the doctor yet so I guess there is a sliver of a chance that maybe it won’t be our last, but in my heart I know that our family is complete. Or at least it should be – if he ever gets to the doctor!!

    And, I like that you are giving each boy their own day and not combining the parties just yet.

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