Twas the night before Landon's first birthday, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, just Bella (not a mouse)
trying to recover the balls
Landon had stolen and thrown down the hall.
Landon was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of the destruction he would cause danced in his head.
And mamma on the computer, and Mal typing away,
Their brains were anticipating Landon's birthday.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
PJ sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
Away to the window, she flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains and hit her face with a smash.
The glare of the neon on the melting snow
Showcased the red of Bella's frisbee below.
When, what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature dude calling birthday wishes to hear.
This little old dude, so calm and cool,
She knew in a moment it must be April Fool.
As soon as she saw him, she knew it would be okay
Her baby boy would turn one in less than a day.
"No ear infections! no sleepless nights! no spit up and explosions of poo!
On, snuggle fests! On, walking! on smiles ,on hugs and being one not two!
To milestones reached! to ones still to come!
Now go to sleep! go to sleep! sleep till Landon calls you to come!"
As his first year flew by with lightning speed,
When his first birthday comes too soon, the year gone by don't heed
So many memories - sunny-side up, apnea monitors, and his many firsts
The pictures you've captured have quenched our thirsts
For seeing your little man grow each day
We love his sweet smile and hope that is stays
As she rubbed her smashed head, and was turning around,
From the hole in the ceiling (from the water leak), April Fool came with a bound.
He was dressed all in gold, from his head to his shoe,
And he suggested she forget about feeling so blue.
"You've done a wonderful job, with this little man
Your family is proud of you, wonderful mama to one little man.
I know you are sad to see him turn one,
but he'll still snuggle all close and pet your hair a ton.
He'll still think it's fun to not take a nap
And his smile will melt you and make you feel like a sap."
His words made her smile and reassured she did feel
That tomorrow would bring a sweet deal.
She would remember April 1, 2008
Landon James - time to celebrate
One year older, her boy asleep in his bed
A tear grazed her cheek, as her smile soon spread
No longer blue, but eager to cheer
The birthday boy and mama have nothing to fear.
Soon family and friends will come together
To see Landon James, still light as a feather.
Once in his life, he only turns one
So rise up mama and show off your son
April Fool soon left for he had a busy day ahead,
the tricksters and fools were soon awaking from their beds.
But she heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight
Happy Birthday to Landon!"