A year has passed and we did it

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IMG_4927Yesterday my little boy crossed the threshold from months to years. He will now referred to by many as a toddler rather than an infant. I just wish he’d actually start doing the toddling. Ty had walk, I’ve seen it! 4 steps 2 days ago. A few steps here and there yesterday. At this point he would much rather be held or crawl. I am crossing my fingers that his friend Wyatt can showIMG_4930 him the way.

We had a birthday party for him and invited all the family and friends. We had so much fun, but Ty had just woken up from a nap before the big event and was a bit fussy at the party’s start. After we sang happy birthday, he burst into tears. My sweet baby boy who is always so happy and bright eyed couldn’t take all the excitement. He and my husband often stay home when I am at work, so it has been a little while since he was in such a large group. Eventually he warmed up to all the company and started enjoying  himself. Of course all the new presents and

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very happy and fun daddy helped!

I was moved by how many people love and cherish him. My mother would have been glowing and loved every minute of this day. He would just melt her heart. I know that she sees and loves him. I just wish I could see her hold and love him.

This next year I hope he will grow and learn and maintain his happy demeanor. I am always amazed to see the light in his eyes when he smiles. It is like the whole world comes to a stop when he laughs. If I could bottle up and sell him joy, I’m sure I’d be a billionaire.

As he sleeps beside me, I brush a curl from his face, and tear from my cheek. I am so proud of the little wonder I have created. I cannot wait to see just what his life will be.

 

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