You and I share a birthday today! I am 28 years and you are 10 months! I have to say we have both grown physically and mentally this past year. So much so that I think we can thank each other for that growth! Though challenging, it's been an honor being your caretaker thus far. You bring me a joy that I never thought possible. You laugh with me and cuddle me. You grin when I grin. You go where I go. What a sweet little shadow you are!
This past month you have learned a few new tricks. You crawl faster than the set speed limits in this house! I have to "pull you over" for warnings quite often. You know my tone when I say "no" or "Liam" in that inquiring way. You stop what you are doing, turn to me and smile so innocently! You crack me up! Thanks for listening most of the time, sweetheart.
This past week you have taken a record-breaking 5 steps in a row! You seem so pleased with yourself each time you try to walk to me or your daddy. It makes us laugh each time your little arms reach for the ceiling and you take off! Simple pleasures, kid, I tell you what...
A couple days ago you learned how to scoot backwards and drag pillows, blankets or anything else that is large and light enough for you to drag. You learned 4 weeks ago how to pivot in circles so you can get a full 360º view as you sit on any surface. You like to climb into things such as the shower and your little wading pool that we keep in the spare room. You like to pull things down from shelves your height. You LOVE to pull laundry from the dryer and from the hamper. You bounce when you stand at the side of your crib. You've become MUCH more verbal and it's just SO cute to hear! I especially love it when you make serious faces as you babble as if you are telling us something noteworthy (which I am sure you are). We are listening, doll, we are. We just don't understand you yet. On the other hand, I think you are understanding our language fairly well.
It's a great privelage to share a birthday with you this year. You're smiling face is the greatest gift today.
Update: I am featured on Dame Eyola's blog today! Yippee!