Monday, February 4, 2008
Dallin's Fish Birthday
Well, my little baby Dallin is 5 years old! I can't believe it was five years ago that I brought that little boy home from the hospital on a snowy February day. But at the same time, I can't really remember what life was like before I had kids... what did I do all day? But I have to say that my life changed for the better at 2:59 am on February 2, 2003. I'll never forget the feeling of holding my precious little baby for the first time and realizing that this was the same little critter that had been swimming around in my stomach for 9 months, and that he was mine forever!!! It was such a powerful experience that I was seriously worried that it wouldn't be possible to feel that way ever again and I was worried that it would be different with my other children. But, it was just as amazing with Luke and Abby. Anyway, Dallin had a great birthday on Saturday. He wanted to have a "Fish Birthday" so we went to the aquarium in Salt Lake and had a fun time with his cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents in the afternoon. Then we had a little get-together with cake and ice cream in the evening. The cake was really the main event. My friend Lessley made one of her famous birthday cakes for him, complete with a coral reef and Nemo coming out of an anemone and it was awesome! He was so excited about it. Look at all the details!!! Thank you, Lessley! And Happy Birthday, my little Dallin!