happy first birthday my sweet baby, keanu. i feel so blessed to be your mommy. your daddy and i have had the most memorable year with you. you make us so happy. we talk about you all the time. we laugh so hard when have conversations about you. you’ve grown so much from the first time we met you. you are such a happy, full of life, loving person. every time you do something for the first time we are in such awe. we ask you to keep doing it. like the first time you said daddy and mama, when you learned the sign for more and when you crawl with one leg. you always burst in laughter when you see anything that has strings, ever since we can remember. i love when you clap your hands. we love all the endless zen walks we take so you can go to sleep. we love it when you give us kisses and give us hugs. we just can’t get enough of you.
you make our hearts melt. we love you so much keanu bear.
these are some of my favorite photographs we’ve taken. you can see glimpse of his silly side. he’s becoming more and more playful. he notices and plays with other babies his age too. now that keanu is one year old, life is more chill. i think mostly because we lived in lincoln park, a busier neighborhood until he was five months old. we miss living there but its always fun to live and experience other parts of the city.
his first year is one to remember. i loved being pregnant. i thought it was always such a surreal moment. from the first time feeling his movements to giving birth. at that time we didn’t know if he was a boy or a girl. we were blessed with a baby and named him keanu. in hawaiin it means the cool breeze. we were so mesmerize by him. we were a family.