Levi is one.

Levi is one! Life before him was good, but having him around makes everything a little richer.
He smiles on a whim and can't resist even the smallest tickle.
...Loves to be with his momma, gets super giggly every time his sister comes to greet him, and delights to rough-house with his dad.
...He has a hilarious angry face (...that he's not afraid to show ya.)
....and he's my little thumb-sucker (which I LOVE), my little belly-sleeper, and my tiny cuddle bug.

Here's some pics from our barbecue picnic with a few friends to celebrate a great first year.

I can't wait to watch you grow up, buddy. May you fear the Lord and walk with Him in peace.

So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.


  1. many happy returns of the day, little one! and also....
    what?! you have a BLOG?! WHERE have i been?? glad to have stumbled onto such a sweet post

  2. Happy Birthday little Mann! Such a beautiful post Laura. Your family cheers our hearts. we love you.

  3. It looks like such a fun time! Me and the girls were just checking out this post together and at the last pictures of Levi, Phoebe started doing some kisses at the screen-- she's never done that unprompted before! Oh my Levi! :)

  4. Happy Birthday Levi!! I have a thumb sucker too :)