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

  2. 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. 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. 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. Alli {Mrs. Fussypants} says:

    OY! Makes my ovaries quiver.

  6. Robin ~ PENSIEVE says:


    Hugs for you, celebrations for your BABEEEEE!

    Happiest of birthdays, now and always :).

  7. Adorable. Happy birthday!!

  8. 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. Happy Birthday to your little man!

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

  10. 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. 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. mah-meeee says:

    happy birthday! time flies doesn’t it?

  13. Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas 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. Awww Happy Birthday little man! The one of him in a suit is soooo cute! :)

  15. 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. Smiling, Beguiling 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. Samantha @ the Listener's post says:

    Happy Birthday Declan!

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

  19. Elaine A. says:

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

  20. 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. Sarcastic Mom says:

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


  22. Melanie @ This Ain't New York says:

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

  23. Chai on the Fly says:

    Aaawwww! Absolutely adorable! :)


  24. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    Aw, so cute!

  25. BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) says:

    Awww happy birthday to your sweet boy!

  26. ::Sylvia:: says:

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

  29. 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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