Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Andrew is a year...holy cow

Seriously, how is that even possible?  I remember when he was brand spankin' new and fresh from the womb and all I could do was exclaim, "Wow.  I have 3 boys now."  Never in a million, trillion years would I imagine just how special Andrew would be to us.  
 You have never been quiet a moment in your life.  From the very start, it was always some kind of noise.  You don't laugh, you scream.  You don't cry.  You scream. You chase after your brother and scream while trying to track him down.  You definitely scream when we can't get your food fast enough.  But you are the sweetest little guy.  You give kisses and hugs with abandon and love, love, love, to be in someone's arms.  Every time we see the pediatrician, he always exclaims what a happy child you are.
At one year of age, you can say "Mama", "Dada" "car" and "da" for "hi" and you have the deepest little voice. You started walking right before you turned a year and it is the cutest thing ever.  You love to play with Hotwheels, Little People farm animals, peek-a-boo, dance to any kind of music and get into any cabinet within reach.  And get into wipes.  And toilet paper.  And my work bag.  And I cannot forget how you "help" take the laundry from the basket.  You eat anything and everything.  There isn't a food out there that you don't like-for now, of course.
I cannot believe how blonde you are!  It just keeps getting lighter and lighter.  I love my blonde boys so much and I just love to play with that wispy baby hair.  You need a haircut but I just can't bring myself to do it yet.  And your head; the roundest little melon I have ever seen.  I love it!  It fits your big ol' chunker cheeks perfectly.
You are so full of energy and everyday your Daddy and I say you are going to be a miss mash of Daniel and Jake.  Daniel's affinity to figure out everything and Jake's attitude and rough and tumble play.  But all with a big, Andrew smile on your face.  In other words, you are probably going to be trouble.
 Your first year has definitely has it's share of ups and downs but you weathered it so well and gave us so much to be  thankful for.  Your smile, your little voice, your big hugs make everyday worth it.  You are a blessing to us and Jake.  And we love you so much.


  1. Yup, I love it! He is truly a blessing. Children always are, but who knew just how much of a blessing he'd be to you?? Evidence, yet again, of a faithful God :-)

  2. What a wonderful post!
    He is adorable!!