Covered in cake and icing,
your smile stretched ear to ear
A single candle represents
the joy of your first year.
We sing Happy Birthday
your play amid wrap and bows
We marvel at how you touched our lives,
just one year ago.
I remember the first time I held you,
kissed your head, whispered your name.
You've changed our lives forever,
our hearts will never be the same.
As a child you'll love this day,
for all the sweets and presents too.
As parents we'll love your day
for the gift we got was you.
Each year we'll add another candle,
so proud to see you grow.
But always with the memory
of your first birthday long ago.