I can’t believe that you are turning one year old today. In the weeks leading to this day, I’ve tried to not to think too hard about the fact that you are no longer going to be a baby. In the past year your dad and I have watched you grow leaps and bounds into the funniest little man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You are so handsome, which I knew would happen, but it still amazed me when I see your big blue eyes and crazy curls when I see you standing in your crin each morning.
You are such a happy little boy. You laugh at everything, big screeching belly laughs that sometimes come from nowhere. You love your big puppy brother, Cooper and let him lick you face and give him your food all the time, much to mommy’s adamant ‘no’s. I know you’re going to be a handful in the coming years, especially when I tell you no and you crack a big smile and shake your head no. You also love your big sister Molly, and have a nasty habit of catching her when she’s not paying attention and grabbing her tail or hugging her. She’s been really good with you, thankfully, and doesn’t retaliate.
You light up every time you see your daddy, and it melts my heart. You run (crawl) over to him everytime he comes home as fast as you can and climb up him, asking him to pick you up. He is already your hero and I can’t wait to watch him teach you things and watch the bond between you two grow.
You love love love to be about and about, running errands. You flirt with all of the cashiers who talk to you and then shyly rub your face in the the nook of my neck. I’m going to have a big problem on my hands once you’re at the age where girls are more interesting.
Food is your favorite thing, and, just like your momma, I can calm you down or buy a couple of extra minutes of times by giving you a banana cookie or some dried apple. All of your meals are always so fun, and you are very open to trying new things.
Bud, you are just the coolest. I’m crying while I type this up, which I knew would happen, but you make me one big ball of mush. This past year has been the hardest, most fulfilling and amazing year of my life, and you have every bit to do with it. I am so blessed to be your mommy, and I can’t wait to see who you grow into. But please, slow down!
I love you so much munchkin head.
Love, your momma.
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