Sweet baby boy of mine, you are finally 1 year old! We have watched you with joy this year, and I can’t believe that a year has already passed. It feels like you have always been a part of our family, and as crazy as it sounds, I don’t remember what we did without you.
At a year old, you are such a funny little guy. You are very solemn and sober around strangers, but when you are with family you laugh and cut up with the best of them. I have never met a more serious baby, and you’ve been like that since the day you were born. You are always so observant and curious, almost as if you look at the world and think, “I’m checking you out, I’m just not going to smile at you! You have to work for a smile from me!”
At a year old you aren’t walking yet, but you do great at getting around cruising on the furniture. You are definitely not a fan of your sippy cups, and have shown us just how stubborn you can be about not giving up your bottles, despite our best efforts. You aren’t hooked on your paci anymore, but in a pinch you’ll take it. You are a man of few words so far, preferring to grunt, “Eh” to everything! Your lack of language definitely isn’t your fault; you have a big brother that does all your talking for you! Speaking of Jackson, you absolutely adore him. He can make you laugh and smile like no one else, and it warms this Mama’s heart to see you playing together.
Anderson, you have brought so much pure joy and delight to our lives. When you were born you forever stole a piece of my heart, and I can’t wait to see what big things God has in store for you. I’m so proud to be your Mommy, and I will love you forever.