February 2012 archive


My boy, my boy, my boy. You are one year old today. Oh, how you’ve grown.

You are learning things so quickly.  Crawling.  Cruising.  Bouncing.  Banging on walls, doors, windows, cabinets to explore a variety of sounds.  Playing “Where is Samuel?”  Pulling yourself up and down so easily.  You are so cautious — being careful to let yourself down so you don’t fall too far from the ground.

You are strong, determined, watchful, inquisitive, and oh so happy.

Happy birthday, my boy.

I love you so very much.

Thank you for turning my world upside down.  The view is better from here.

We celebrated Samuel’s first birthday with a rocket-themed party this afternoon.  Pictures to come soon. A month ago, I asked my uber-talented brother to put together a slide show or video for Samuel’s first birthday.  This is what he came up with …

Happy First Birthday, Samuel! from Autumn Nguyen on Vimeo.

We shared it with our guests this afternoon. And we needed a mop to clean up all of the tears afterwards. What a treasure. Thank you, Hung. This is the best gift a mama could ever ask for. You are amazing and I love you so very much. Samuel is super lucky to have an uncle like you.