Happy, Happy Birthday

by Mrs. Smith on April 2, 2012

Someone had a birthday! Huzzah!


Oh, Mother. Must I wear this? So what if it’s tradition?

Gent still maintains his quiet, not-easily-excited temperament. He’s never been quick to laugh and has been the most sober of all the Smithlings. Not that he’s unhappy. He just… I don’t know quite how to explain it.

I like my birthday bucket. Lots of things fit inside it.

He knows he’s happy, thank you very much, he just doesn’t want to plaster it all over his face. The world is too interesting to waste energy being all bubbly and excitable.

Babies grow so much that first year, it’s hard to remember sometimes how little they were back when.

Remember how little you were at Auntie Lou’s wedding? Just 2 months old

Remember when you used to sleep all through Costco?

And how you were Mommy’s cutest accessory every where she went?

And back when we used to bring the kitchen sink to the beach, you slept in the basket of towels under the umbrella? That was awesome.

How the neighbors noticed you cried noticably less when dear Gramsie visited in October.

How you figured out you could sit up all on your own…

Remember the matching onesies – you and your 14-day-younger pal next door?
That other blondie his age next door, on the other hand, smiles ALL the time.  The world is balanced between the two of them.

Don’t wanna crawl…

… One week later, now I do!  Give me that camera!

And how you spent all your time at the beach in the stroller, blinking at the wind?

And, oh, how much we love you!

Daddy likes to tickle me!

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mama boss April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

What? Noo! He can’t be one already!!!
I remember when you let me hold him in RS one day, because I was feeling baby hungry, and he was so teeny. That was nice. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Little Gent!


Mrs. Smith April 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I remember that, too. It was nice. And now I miss you bunches and bunches. 🙂


mareena April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

i know it’s totally off topic… but your hubbie is looking more and more like his father, the way i remember him. Weird. their baby pictures are almost identical, and now that he’s getting a little older, i see the resemblance again.


Mr. Smith April 3, 2012 at 8:38 am

Really? Well, thanks for the compliment! My memories of Dad are, well, vague at best.


Misty April 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

You are kidding…I can’t believe it. Really. I can’t. I remember last year he was just so new. So was Noah. Now that Gent is one, that means it’s almost Noah’s first birthday.

I feel like an old person. 🙂

Can’t wait to see you again so we can look at our one year old’s and you can see the newest baby.


mareena April 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

oh, and i just nominated you for a sunshine award. Because your posts always bring me sunshine. Check it out – http://anarchyleader.blogspot.com/2012/04/whoda-thunk.html


Mrs. Smith April 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Sweet! Glad to spread the sunshine around. Hoping to have some shmeared around here, too, in the process. Believe it or not, sometimes I could use a little. 😉


Granny Lee April 3, 2012 at 4:09 am

Seems like Gent’s personality is like that of the grandpa he’s named for. Makes sense to me!


Zannie April 3, 2012 at 5:41 am

Such a sweet little guy. How I love him!


Cassandra June 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

awwwwwww I know this is super late, but happy birthday Gent!!


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