Happy Birthday Brayden Bittel!

Dear Brayden,

I can’t believe you are one!  This has been the fastest year of my life.  Which, is both good and bad.  I love how independent you are, but miss holding you close as a little newborn.  You’re not a baby anymore.  You’ve become our little man.  Full of curiosity and a zest for life.  I’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished this year.  Holding your head up, rolling over, sitting up, FINALLY getting your first tooth and then 7 more, crawling (in your own funky little way), saying Mama, Dada, hi, and bye, learning how to make dog, monkey, and Santa sounds, making friends, and walking.  I couldn’t be more proud to be your Mom.  My life has changed forever, but it is for the better because of you.  Thank you for coming into our lives.  Thank you for brightening everyones day you come in contact with your cute smile.  Thank you for teaching me patience.  Thank you for letting me take your picture and always tolerating the camera in you face.  Thank you for your kisses (even if you do bite my cheek sometimes!).  Thank you for your unconditional love.  

I love you so much, my Brayden Bittel.  I can’t wait to see all that you learn and do in the next year.



And in honor of Brayden’s birthday I have a very big surprise.  No, I’m not pregnant people!  But, I have been working on a new project for a couple of weeks and it’s finally ready to launch!  Are you a Momtog?  Come and see!

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26 Responses to Happy Birthday Brayden Bittel!

  1. Jessie says:

    Drew the new site looks so great! and happy birthday to your cute little man :0)

  2. Kara-Noel says:

    My daughter will be one on Valentines day!

  3. Trista says:

    Happy 1st Birthday Brayden!!! Congrat’s on the new site Drew…it looks adorable! I love the design and the cute paisley chicks! I’m not a mom (yet) but I’m definitely adding it to my RSS!

  4. john waire says:

    happy birthday brayden!

  5. Katy Regnier says:

    Happy Birthday Brayden!!! Your little man is so adorable, I can’t believe how big he’s gotten since I saw him! LOVE the new momtog website, so cute! :)

  6. Happy birthday little cutie!!!!

  7. Mamaw and Papa G says:

    Happy Birthday, Brayden!! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year already. I can’t even remember what it was like without you in our lives. You are a ray of sunshine, and you never fail to put a smile on my face. We love you, Brayden Bittel!!!!

  8. Tracy says:

    Love the new blog, great idea. I wasn’t able to post a comment there so I will just do it here. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us, it’s so helpful. I will be checking back often to see what’s new, and Happy Birthday Brayden!!!

  9. haley lamb says:

    happy birthday brayden!! I feel as though I’ve been part of your first year watching you grow in pictures!! p.s. i’m excited about momtog—even though I’m not a mom, I think I can still benefit from it. Thanks for your generosity!! :)

  10. Ashley Rose says:

    HAPPY BDAY BRAYDEN :) seriously you are the cutest mom Drew! And I love the new blog, even though I am not a mommy yet ;)

  11. Jasmine* says:

    Happy Birthday Brayden! You have the best mommy ever! :)

  12. Happy Birthday Brayden!!!

  13. Ryel j says:

    WOW!!! Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet Brayden. And I love that title!!

  14. Bobbie Brown says:

    Happy Birthday Brayden!!!!

  15. Awww!!!Happy Birthday Brayden!!! Your sweet letter got me a tiny bit choked up! I cant wait to be in “that place”. Also, maybe this will sound a bit strange …..but I feel like I watched him grow up from a brand new – new born to this little guy! (since Ive been following since he was just a little peanut on the chair). And I cant wait to see him grow even more! :D

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  17. Christy says:

    Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to my little man! You look as adorable as ever in these pictures. I can’t believe that you are already 1 year old! So crazy how time flies by! You are very, very special, and I still do not know any other 1 year old who has had Joe Bruin surprise them at their birthday party!! You have the best parents ever!

    And Drew- A huge congrats on the awesome new site! It looks amazing. I am sure that years and years from now it will really come in handy! ;)

  18. Joanna says:

    Amazing how fast time flies. I love seeing him grow up through your blog. Happy Birthday Brayden!

  19. Melissa says:

    He is so adorable. Happy Birthday Baby B!!!
    I like the last pic where he’s straddling the cake and has his foot in it!!
    I really did think that you were gonna say you were pregnant…hehe. Love the new site though, looks awesome!!

  20. Erin Tukua says:

    This is awesome Drew! I used to follow Sarah Q’s Mamarazzi School, but she stopped posting while back. Can’t wait to see more!

  21. Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness! That is the sweetest little letter to Brayden! Stop it already cuz you’re making me want to be a mom now! It’s crazy how fast they grow up, isn’t it? Our nephew will be 1 on Sunday and I still can’t believe it. Happy Birthday Brayden!

  22. jamie says:

    happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you… sweet boy : )

  23. Katie Jo says:

    I am a longtime reader and have watched Brayden grow on your blog since the day he was born and even when he was still in your belly! Happy birthday!! He is too cute, but I really miss the chair shots =)

  24. I love that first picture! You are so talented.
    Just wait, it just gets better and better…

  25. Jason Carson says:

    Happy birthday cute guy!!! Such a sweet little letter you wrote to him too. Happy day. Love Momtog too! It is amazing!

  26. Susan says:

    I actually just hopped over here from Momtog (which was highly recommended in a IHeartFaces.com comment). What a wonderful idea for a blog :-) .
    And then I was so surprised to find You and a TODDLER! You see, I remember you from Jessica Claire’s maternity shoot. To this day, those maternity pictures of you are some of my favorite maternity pics EVER! So very beautiful…

    And now your newborn is a One Year Old. Truly, that was a fast year. And I’ll bet it was a wonderful year. :-)

    I love these birthday pics; and I thank you for sharing the “secret” of them over at Momtog. Thanks for helping me think outside the box!

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