Happy Birthday, little Loyal!

The day came and went so quietly and yet my heart was so happy and full, as I held his little body as much as I could. I am so blessed to be his mother and cherish each moment of his young precious days. Soon, I know he will be running after his big brother and sisters and joining in the rowdy, never-ending noise and fun of a large family.


But for now, I hold him a little bit longer and cherish his fleeting baby days.

Yes, it is hard to believe a full year has passed since that beautiful night of Loyal’s birth … but yes, indeed it has. Days full of baby hugs and squishy toes, happy smiles and serious faces with funny eyebrowed-expressions… little teeth poking through gums, happy days in sisters’ arms … and learning to walk on his chubby feet …





Everyone in our little-big family is delightedly in love with Loyal … it is always amazes me when I see the girls doting on their baby brother … shouldn’t they be tired of babies in the family by now? No, indeed. They are not.



… the love does not run out, it just runneth over.


Happy First Birthday, my sweet son.
I am so blessed to be called your Mommy!
I love, darling! xxoo


September 23, 2018 - 8:34 pm

Gigi Debby, no I did not … they are pretty cute, though. 🙂

September 22, 2018 - 5:49 pm

Regina A happy belated birthday to your little man. He is just so precious!☺

September 22, 2018 - 5:19 pm

Gigi Thank you!! xo I think he is pretty sweet, too!

September 22, 2018 - 12:22 am

Lynda Lu Gibb Happy Birthday Loyal ! Two is an amazing year of discovery! Cherish every minute Gillian.

September 21, 2018 - 6:47 pm

Debby in Kansas, USA So cute! Did you make those little pants/overalls he’s wearing? He looks like a little man in them!!

September 21, 2018 - 2:15 pm

gramma cardinal Oh my heart! He is just so sweet! <3

September 21, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Brenda OH MY!!! That cake is almost as cute as Loyal xoxoxo Happy 1st Birthday Loyal!!!

September 20, 2018 - 11:25 pm

Monica Oh he is just too precious, Gillian! Happy Birthday, Loyal! ❤️

September 20, 2018 - 8:49 pm

Diane Such a little blessing! It does go by so fast. Glad you are enjoying every minute. Beautiful pictures too.