Now We Are One

Birthdays seem to come along every other decade when you’re young and have to listen to old people tell you that time goes by quicker and quicker as you age.  But then the year cycles and another candle burns.  Your gift choices mature; first you just want someone to change your diaper, and then a toy, a kite, baseball cleats, a car, dinner with your wife, a card from your kids, and someone to change your diaper.

That first birthday comes once, all smashed cake, tasty and sweet.  The year takes forever for the birthday boy and seconds for his parents.  And then the cycle repeats and you take joy in the next generation, warning them of time’s winged chariot.

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About Jimmy

The stories herein are about a sentimental 80s child who cried at every showing of ET (the sad part where he was lying in the wash) and his families, then and now. His wife, son, parents, and siblings play their parts well. They have their exits and their entrances. Sometimes their exits are sad, but not as sad as ET.
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14 Responses to Now We Are One

  1. Coming East says:

    Poignant, Jimmy. Makes me wistful.

  2. inkline says:

    Lucky for you Zach chose chocolate frosting!
    I still can’t believe he actually told you that he wanted chocolate for his first birthday cake.
    His taste will probably mature by his second birthday.

  3. Adrienne says:

    Great photos! happy birthday to your boy ~ I’m glad he got to smash some cake!

  4. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    Great photos, and time does seem to fly by. 😀

  5. michelle says:

    how entirely lovely. : )

  6. Sachi says:

    Great post and great shots yet again. 🙂 Happy birthday to the little one.

  7. Mom says:

    So glad Zach enjoyed his first birthday. Wish we could have been there to share the joy.
    Love you guys.

  8. Happy Birthday little guy 🙂

  9. Maxi says:

    Zach has given me the first laugh of the day; he is so impressed with his victory over the cake. Blessings – Maxi

  10. Dianna says:

    Happy Birthday, Zach! Cute pictures !
    And Dad, by the time you blink a couple of times, he’ll be in his 30’s. But you already know that, don’t you?

  11. Striped t-shirts never go out of style, do they? Happy birthday, Zach! The classic moment from the twins’ first birthday party is my mom lunging across everyone who was taking pictures, yelling, “They’re getting icing in their eyes!”. Let’s just say she’s wound a little tight 😉

  12. granbee says:

    Happy, happy belated birthday, Zack! May your second year be totally, awesomely wonderful!

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