So I swore I would never be that mom who posts a lot about her child, you know to the point where it’s annoying… lol. Well I’m breaking that rule today folks, because today is Dalton’s first birthday! Woohoo!
(For those of you who simply want “news” about St. John, we’ll be back to normal tomorrow. Promise! And for those of you who want to know a tad more about this island baby’s first year, please read on!!)
It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed already. It’s also hard to believe that we haven’t had a full night’s sleep in a year. Ugh. Dalton is a pretty awesome kid, but he certainly thinks sleep is the enemy.
Dalton is walking and babbling a lot already. He absolutely loves the beach and loves being in the water even more. He loves boat rides and plane trips, and even has three whole stamps on his passport! He attended his first wedding up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire back in September, got his first passport stamp in December when he checked out Virgin Gorda for the first time, and even visited Key West in January. He did some people watching at Soggy Dollar for the first time in March and then made a big trip to Italy in May. He loves his dogs and his babysitters (and I’m sure many of you would recognize several of them from your favorite restaurants around the island!), and most importantly, he just really seems to love life. This kid’s smile can truly light up a room.
Growing up on an island is pretty special, and having the ability to raise your child here is even better. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well in our case, it takes an island.
Here are a few recent pics of him…
Year one was amazing, and I’m sure it will keep getting better. Have a great Monday everyone! And happy birthday Dalton!