Saturday, July 10, 2010
happy birthday, Squirt!
Where did this year go? You're one already? Time really flies, doesn't it. You came into this world so pleasantly and quickly, but you sure made your impact once here.
Everything has always been your way: it took you 6 hours to wake up to nurse (when all "experts" say you should eat ASAP), you ate when you wanted, you pulled hair when you wanted, you smiled when you wanted. But it's always worth the wait.
I know it hasn't been an easy year for any of us; moving when you were so little. But you're a trooper, for sure. I appreciate you rolling with the punches, especially when it comes to your brother manhandling you.
After having Moose's laid-back approach to life, you haven't always been easy for me. However, do not ever mistake that I have always wanted to be home with you, raising you. There has never been anywhere else I'd rather be. You make me work for smiles and sometimes by the end of the day, it's all I can do to crawl into bed, but you're worth it.
Watching you grow from just this little blob to a little boy who knows what he wants (Matchbox cars) has been so joyful. God has truly blessed you with charisma and charm. And I have been blessed to have you in my life.
Happy first birthday - I hope you enjoy your cake!