Someone tell a joke quickly, before I short circuit my computer with my tears

If I had words to make a day for you

declan lips

I’d sing you a morning golden and new


I would make this day last for all time


Give you a night deep in moonshine.

~F. Scott Fitzgerald


My baby is turning one today.


Someone please




tell me


how to slow it all down.


Happy Birthday, Declan.


  1. http://Dani says

    ::sniff:: Happy Birthday, little man. ::sniff::

  2. http://Rhiannon says

    Oh, please hand me a tissue. I want to have a baby just so I can dress him in a wee tie and vest. SO STINKIN’ cute!

  3. http://aheartforhome says

    Awww, isn’t he just the sweetest little guy!? Happy Birthday Declan!

    If you find a way to slow it all down, please let me know – my baby turns one in October!! It just all goes by too quickly.

  4. http://Kiki says

    No tears.. just joy!! He’s a new man and each time he changes you get to fall in love all over again.

    Happy Birthday.

  5. http://Alli%20Mrs.%20Fussypants says

    OY! Makes my ovaries quiver.

  6. http://Robin%20~%20PENSIEVE says


    Hugs for you, celebrations for your BABEEEEE!

    Happiest of birthdays, now and always :).

  7. http://Jessica says

    Adorable. Happy birthday!!

  8. http://Kim%20H. says

    Karla –

    I made my way over from Fussy’s place – been here before but now I’m even more intrigued. I just HAD to comment – wanted to wish sweet Declan a happy 1st birthday – and share with you that I have a Declan – John Declan that is. What a wonderful, wonderful name. What’s his middle name? I do know another Declan – and he is Declan John.

    Can’t wait to poke around some more.
    Blessed day to you and the family. Enjoy the cake today! :)

  9. http://Jaime says

    Happy Birthday to your little man!

    If you find a way to slow things down….let me know too! :)

  10. http://R.L.Scovens says

    There is no way to slow down time. I wish there was too. I joke with Mel all the time saying I’m not gonna let him get any older! He just looks at me and rolls his eyes and says “yeah, right!”.LOL

  11. http://R.L.Scovens says

    ps. I can’t believe I posted and forgot to say Happy Birthday to him!!! Happy Birthday from the Blogosphere!!

  12. http://mah-meeee says

    happy birthday! time flies doesn’t it?

  13. http://Amy%20@%20Milk%20Breath%20and%20Margaritas says

    Happy Birthday little guy!!!

    Now I’m crying.

    Enjoy every single second. I blinked and my first baby was moving out of the house. And my last one, who somehow is almost 20 months old, gets sniffed and squeezed and “memorized” about 50 times a day.

  14. http://Valarie says

    Awww Happy Birthday little man! The one of him in a suit is soooo cute! :)

  15. http://peggyvb says

    I loved what Kiki said. Enjoy every stage, for each stage brings with it such joy and excitement. After all, I wouldn’t be enjoying all of my sweet grandbabies if I had found a way to keep you and your brothers (especially you, our baby) babies forever.
    Love to all and a special birthday to Declan.

  16. http://Smiling,%20Beguiling says

    Gonna try this again! Sweetest baby ever! And since your son and my daughter share the same name, I pretty *have* to comment (Mine is Declan Ida). What a sweet and loving tribute to your baby. Happy Happy! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating, and yes, it goes too fast — Dexy turned 2 in June and I still can’t believe it. Hugs Mama! Cheryl (@Jasperblu)

  17. http://Samantha%20@%20the%20Listener's%20post says

    Happy Birthday Declan!

  18. http://Kellie says

    this post is precious! IF you do figure out how to stop time, please blog about it!!!

  19. http://Elaine%20A. says

    OMG that pic of him in the tie is so incredibly precious!! Happy Birthday to you little guy!

  20. http://Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    I hope the tears don’t drown you . I completely understand. How do they grow so quick? Where does the time go?

  21. http://Sarcastic%20Mom says

    Dangit, Karla, at least buy me a drink before you make me cry.


  22. http://Melanie%20@%20This%20Ain't%20New%20York says

    It flies by. Catch the moments when you can. Happy Birthday to him!

  23. http://Chai%20on%20the%20Fly says

    Aaawwww! Absolutely adorable! :)


  24. http://Melissa%20@%20The%20Inspired%20Room says

    Aw, so cute!

  25. http://BlondeMomBlog%20(Jamie) says

    Awww happy birthday to your sweet boy!

  26. If someone knows the secret please share it with me to…my baby turned one 3 weeks ago. :( And my big boy starts Pre-K in a couple of weeks. I’m ready to die! I don’t know if I’ll make it through to Kindergarten….

  27. http://SmockLady says

    He is adorable. I know how fast they grow. It’s hard sometimes. My hubby and I were just commenting on how much our baby (21 months) looks more like a little boy today than he did yesterday – longer neck, leaner legs. Sometimes it really is an overnight thing. but they do grow up and that is fun too. We have 6 and the oldest is 13. Here’s a funny, from today.

  28. http://Lindsay says

    Happy Birthday! How sweet….and if you ever get your answer, please let me know. Mine is almost two!

  29. http://Kelly says

    Happy birthday to your sweet boy, Karla! He’s absolutely precious! My daughter didn’t have a lot of hair at all when she turned one either (in fact, there’s just a curl in the back now that she’s two, LOL) and I was so glad – it kept her all “babyish” to me. Even though she quickly started insisting on wearing her play heels to the park and would sneak my wedding rings if took them off for a second…how fast they grow. ;o)

    Have a blessed second year and beyond, Declan!

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