Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Levi

Tomorrow is Levi's 2nd birthday. I wasn't kidding when I said I would update this slowly... much slower than I thought! I figured I would take the opportunity to post pictures from day 4 (and maybe more) as we were leaving the hospital around that time, and getting to bring him home. A nice surprise, but also something we were not prepared for in the slightest! Not to worry, with three older brothers, I had lots of clothes on hand. The thing I wish I had more of were good hats. Some friends knit and crocheted him a couple, but there were some I liked more than others and he wore them 24/7. You'll notice from the pictures my favorite ones had a chin strap which helped keep the hat and his bandage on. Highly recommended in a variety of tiny sizes!
Here are some favorite pictures-

Seriously. COME ON!! Cutest Yawn EVER.

This peanut saw the world! Here we are by the Snake river with his aunt Fifi, the uncles, Gramma and brothers. And yes, we brought boxed wine. Don't you dare judge us. :)


Levi and Miss Suze, the maker of that adorable little hat.

Me and the little man.

Micah loving on his little bro.

Tomorrow morning we will remember Levi's birth by eating cinnamon rolls, a birthday tradition around here, and bringing flowers to his grave. Last year we all wrote or drew something that reminded us of Levi. The boys mostly drew pictures of Levi fighting dragons, but Larson and I wrote some of our memories and we put them all in an envelope. We'll do something similar this year, and every year, in remembrance of our much loved brother and son.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Levi!