july 26, 2012

just when we thought we had it all, that our hearts couldn't possibly have room for more love than already filled them, Callum Kartchner Frame took his first breath & proved us all wrong. this has been the best, most sweet year of my whole life, all because of Cal. because of who he is, and who he has made me, who he has made Russ and who he has made Hayes. he is everything. he is pure love personified and his sweetness knows no limits. 
happy happy birthday, honeyman. 
we absolutely love you.

photos by Collin and of course the beautiful birth movie he made us, that i watch now and then and just sob my eyes out each time. i wasn't sure if i'd be able to watch it - watching a natural birth (especially your own) conjures up a lot of emotion. but he did an impeccable job and brings up nothing but sweet memories!

for those of you who've asked, the quote at the beginning of the movie is from the song "Wonder" by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists. we thought we'd use it for Cal's birthday movie, but a studio recording doesn't exist - it was only played live. it didn't suit the movie, but Russ and I still love it. 
instead we picked Clair De Lune, which is one of those songs that has accompanied me through the majority of my life. 

we're off to spend the weekend doing Cal-babe's favorite things:
play with dogs, balls, eat a boat load of food, and dance the night away.


{amy k.} said...

that video is one of the sweetest things i have ever seen. not only did collin do a great job capturing the moments, but all of the sweet moments that made it what it is... amazing. i love it and definitely watched it through teary eyes. any words of advice on a natural childbirth?

Jodee Luke said...

Is it creepy that this is one of my favorite videos and that I've watched it numerous times?!

Carol Liška said...

Your video made me cry, love it!

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