March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday My Sweet, Sweet Baby Boy

 Dear Carter,


Really???, you would be three years old.  Yet, you will always be a cute little fourteen month old to me.  I can't even picture you at three years old, but oh how I would love it if you were here right now and with us on your birthday.

We started out the day with giving your brother and sister a little gift.  We ordered them each a memory box to put all of their favorite things that remind them of you.  The boxes turned out adorable, and I think that they really liked them.  They already put some pictures and other things in them.  The quote that is written on them couldn't be more perfect.

 Next, Jovie got the idea that she wanted me to do her hair in the letter "C" for you.  I was a bit skeptical, but somehow pulled it off and it really did turn out awesome!
Afterward we did a little bit of shopping, and then made our annual trip to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate your birthday.  Mikey and Jovie think of this as your birthday spot, so we had to follow tradition.
We ended the afternoon with a balloon launch at your gravesite.  We all wrote little messages on our balloons, and I hope that you loved them!  I have no doubts that you snatched these up right away. It was really cool to stand by your grave and watch these float right up to you.  Mikey and Jovie LOVED it.

Most of the day I felt as though I was just numb...we did our best to just stay busy. As the night is dragging on, I can feel some of those emotions starting to boil over, and think that I'll just call it a night.  I hope that you had a wonderful birthday, and please know that we love you so very VERY much.  I'm off on my blogging break now, and will catch up in a few weeks.

Happy Birthday my little sweetheart. Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy.


I Just Love You said...

happy birthday, sweet boy. your mama has done such a great job helping your brother and sister celebrate your life. she should be proud of herself. I know you are. :)

Stefanie and Jeff said...

Happy birthday carter! Could you please send me the name of the place where you ordered those books? I would really like to get the for my family.

Stefanie Bowen or just put it on my Facebook page!!

Once A Mother said...

What a beautiful way to spend Carter's Birthday!

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful birthday. I wish he was still here, too. I love what you do to remember him. Prayers...