You are one year old today. I really can't believe it was one year ago that we welcomed you into the world at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. You were so big and gave me a pretty hard time but you were definitely worth every second of pain. I hope I can write you a letter every year on your birthday and that some day you can read my words and understand how much joy you've brought us. Not just your dad and I but everyone around you. People everywhere comment about how happy you are and tell me you are always smiling. You have been such an easy baby and are growing into a happy little toddler. You walk and eat lots of different foods and laugh and say a few words. Right now your favorite thing to do is clap your hands and say "YAY!" I taught you how to do that. Carter, you make every day so happy and full of joy. I can't imagine life without you. Each day I wake up and your smiling face reminds me why I'm here...to be your mom. I can't wait to celebrate all your birthdays with you and watch you grow up into a man. I hope you will be a good person and have respect for others. We all think you will do great things in life but right now we are content just watching you grow up. Thank you for being such a wonderful son and making every day happy.