You had a crazy month bud. For most of it, we traveled or had visitors in our home. Your little cousin Pria was born, so we went to see her in Minnesota.
|Aunt Stacy with your new cousin Pria|
|at the airport! day two of walking|
You loved hanging out with your Nana Kay. She had fun new toys and a whole new place for you to walk around, so you were pretty stoked. She loved to play peek-a-boo with you, and now you still love to play all the time. She also taught you how to roll all around in the covers, and I've never seen anything cuter.
|Nana Kay & Dax|
We got a lot of quality time with everyone though. Here's some fun pictures of us at the park in Elk River, Minnesota.
Your sleep is really starting to wear on me. It is so much harder when Daddy is not around. We finally got to use Nova's crib and bedroom with a fan, and you did your best there. However, I am really ready for a change. When will you sleep better sweetie?
After a week in Minnesota, we all hopped in the car and traveled to Fargo for my cousin Josh's wedding to Albra.
|road trip to Fargo!|
We met Daddy in Fargo, thankfully. You seemed pretty thrilled to see him. The whole family was there too and you loved meeting them all. You finally got to meet your great-grandmother Lucille. We got some pictures of you at the wedding with her that I treasure.
|Great-Grandma Lucille & Dax|
Then, we drove with Nana Kay and Daddy to Thief River Falls to see your Grandpa Dan and your Great-Grandma Lavonne. All of Daddy's aunts and uncles (your great aunts and uncles) threw you an impromptu first birthday party with a cake and all sorts of presents.
We stayed on your great-great-great grandfathers land that he homesteaded in 1904. Your grandpa and great-uncle Luther still farm the land there. There's so much history there, we got to see old pictures of your extended family.
|in the tractor with Grandpa Dan|
|at the bday bash!|
On Sunday, October 9th, your baptism was beautiful. We decorated the backyard with a big white arch & white petals strewn on the lawn & tulle on the fence & flowers. The minister who married us, Jerry Law, came all the way from Phoenix to baptize you. We really wanted it to mean something to us and it did. He said beautiful things about God and your life and our love for you and our prayers for you. It was perfect. You wore one of my favorite white cloth diapers and a white onesie.
You now have a hundred thousand toys. You got trucks, stuffed animals, blocks, books, clothes, a toy phone, a rocking horse, a baby swing--the list goes on an on! We started a savings account for you this month so we can save up some dough from any presents you get.
|new toy from Grandma Deb|
|in the bath / cutest baby butt EVER|
Anyway, where does one stop with all of this? I could go on forever of course. You light up our lives. This last year has been the hardest AND most incredible year of my life. Our world will never be the same. Thank God. I love you buddy. Happy one year birthday!!!