November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Jake!

On 10/29/07 Jacob Dylan Drake was born. A year later this beautiful boy has given us blessings and joy we never could have dreamed of. I thank God everyday for His gift to us.

We celebrated Jakey's birthday with friends and family. It was a great time and Jake did really well with only one nap. A family tradition we have on first birthdays is to place items around on the floor, each representing a profession (e.g. stethoscope = medicine, Bible = ministries, spatula = chef). Then we let the birthday boy loose and wait to see which object he picks up first. Jakey first reached for the scientific calculator. So, we'll see if the tradition holds true and if he becomes a math teacher, engineer, accountant, etc.

Big thanks to all of our friends and family who helped make this day so special!

Here are some photos from the birthday party:




12 comments:

Mike said...

The pics were adorable - looks like the party was a blast! Love the idea about predicting the future professions, too - has that actually been accurate for your family in the past? How fun!

mejane said...

When I was one I picked a light bulb. If it were to predict me becoming an electrician...not accurate. An inventor...not accurate. An intellectual...yes! Accurate! LOL...just kidding. It's all for fun, no one really takes it seriously.

Katie said...

Jake is doing so great!! I just read your post on POLP2 and I'm so happy for you! It's such a great feeling to know your baby is right on track. Jake is such a cutie!!

Katie said...

Hope you don't mind, but I added you to my blog :)

Alex said...

What a cutie! Happy birthday!!!

Destini said...

Happy Birthday Jakey! What a cute little man, those eyes are just gorgeous!

Mike said...

Just read about his stats on the POLP list too! Woot for so many milestones!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Jakey! Aodrable pics of the birthday boy. Doesn't time just fly??

Kim said...

Look at those gorgeous big eyes! My favorite picture is the one in the high cahir before the sugar load comment picture. It is just precious. I mean they are all beautiful pics, but that one is just the best! Happy Birthday cutie!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Jacob!! It's so funny, my Jacob insists his friends call him Jake too! I call him Jacob because I'm the mom and can do that! ;)

1st Birthdays are so much fun!

Mary Zolene said...

Yeah!!! Sounds like his party was a big hit!!! Wish we could have been there. :) Lots of love to you...

Tiffany said...

Your little guy is so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us and for visiting our blog! You're just amazing.