so much changes in a year, little man. in two days, you'll be turning TWO! one year ago, you had just "mastered" walking. and by mastered, i mean that it had become your primary mode of transportation, but you still took quite a few falls. you had a few words that you knew, but weren't very chatty. now, 12 months later you aren't just walking - but running! and jumping. jumping a lot. daddy is crazy impressed by your jumping skills. you can jump over things, from your bed, from the couch, and just about anything that's elevated. and you land on your feet. (most of the time, anyway.) you are such a little boy with scrapes on your elbows and bruises and scratches on your sweet little legs. you love to wrestle daddy in the living room, or tackle him outside when playing football. you are also such a chatterbox. you formulate little sentences - mostly gibberish with a few "real" words slipped in, so i'm at least able to know what subject we're on. (it's usually "tars.") you love to be outdoors. this usually means finding a stick to play with, helping daddy water the trees, running up and down the fence line with your favorite neighbor, palmer (a yellow lab), pulling leaves from every dangling branch, or finding rocks to throw into the bushes. (we have to have talks about pulling leaves and throwing rocks from time to time.)
some of life's greatest simple pleasures for you include: water, bubbles, and chalk. grandma and grandpa just got you a new water table for your birthday, and it's proven to be excellent entertainment. we're excited to see how you are at the pool this summer. they open this weekend!
excited for what this next year has in store. but first, looking forward to celebrating another birthday with you, my silly and sweet little boy.