11.02.2011

One Year.

My littlest man,

It has taken me forever to write this post because I feel like it's so daunting. I keep putting it off because I know I can't put in words what this year has meant to me! And this post doesn't do it justice. But, here goes...

Here are the physical things you did in your 11th month... Said Mama (but only twice and never since). Gave kisses. CRAWLED. Pointed at everything and nothing. Threw first (mini) temper tantrum... then threw a few more more. Pointed at everyone. Had a stomach bug. Zoned out on walks. Played with pots and pans. Got first haircut from a professional. Went to the doc to see about a cold... first non-scheduled visit. Had a birthday party.

You are certainly getting a little pistol of a personality working (have I told you before that you're exactly like your dad?!), but your overall temperament is sweet and loving. You love people and they love you. It's so fun taking you places because at grocery stores, restaurants, school, church, everywhere... people love to talk to you and you point or smile back.

People always ask if it's flown by or "can you believe he's already a year old?" and it really has NOT flown by and yes I can! At our wedding, my goal was to take the approach of savoring every moment and remembering as much as I could... and I've done the same with you this year! We have spent SO much time just the two of us hanging at home (like, I hardly left the house the first 5 months you were born... I'm lame) that I know you, you know me and I think you understand how much I love you!

I KNOW you love me because a couple weeks ago we were on the train in Zilker Park just riding along. You were sitting in my lap holding my hand and my shirt and looking at all the people when you just turned your head and looked up at me and gave me the sweetest smile I've ever seen! And you did that twice in the twenty minutes of the ride. Like you knew that I took you on this ride because I knew you'd love it! We have little moments like that often. And this week you just kissed and kissed me over and over again. You are loved and you show that love right back.

I'm so thankful for you my man.

Love,
Mama













10 comments:

the blogivers said...

I hate this word, but he really is so PRECIOUS! Happy belated birthday, little man!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the photos and your words speak volumes. Charlie is one lucky little man to have a moma like you!

Stewart Stuff said...

Such a cutie patootie!!!

sarah said...

He's such a sweet boy, and you're an amazing mama!

Tiffany said...

Love. Then tears...then more love.

Lindsey Bourland said...

He is such a beautiful little boy! Love that hair!!!

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*Katie* said...

So Cute!

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