Benjamin, your mother and I would like to wish you a happy birthday. You've filled out lives with joy, love, tenderness, and laughter this first year. You've taught us that there is nothing more important than you. People can wait. Activities can wait. You are the most amazing little boy in the whole world and I can't wait to come home from work each and every night!

Click the above photo for more of our wonderful day at the Detroit Zoo.

A few of my other favorites that I felt I had to post up here:


A bit out of focuse on its face. I was so close, too. :(


The tigers were being very cooperative!


This lion was being very stoic for this photo!