*I stole this idea from Allison - check out her blog here!*
To my little boy,
This first year of being your mama has been nothing short of amazing. I want every moment with you to last forever. I want every second we spend together to be forever etched in my brain. I never want to forget a single thing. In fact, I wish time would just slow down.
With all that being said, you amaze me every single day. You bring me so much love and happiness - more so than I could have ever imagined. Being your mama is my most favorite thing ever. You are amazing and I love you so very much, my sweet boy.
So in celebration of your 1st birthday here are just a few things I love about you...
The way you scowl when you’re so focused and trying to figure out how something works.
How adorable you are when you get frustrated.
How excited you get when you see a tower and get to knock it down.
The little gap between your two front teeth.
How excited you get when you sign for ‘more’ or ‘milk.’
How happy you are to help out with things (like cleaning up toys, putting your binky in your crib, etc).
How you try to put your own socks and shoes on.
When we ask you where our nose is and you have to ‘honk’ both mama and dada’s nose.
Your obsession with books.
Your cowlick and comb over.
Your obsession with opening and shutting doors/drawers/etc.
How your face lights up whenever you see me or your dada.
The way you play with my hair when you’re nursing.
The feel of your sweet little arms around my neck when you're snuggled close.
How serious you can be.
How you know you need an adult with you before you can climb the stairs and wait patiently before going upstairs.
How you absolutely love to be chased and laugh so hard!!
The way you smell after a bath.
How much you LOVE animals.
The way your eyes light up when you see olives or tomatoes on your highchair tray.
Your little buddha belly.
How sweet and loving you are.
The sounds you make for an elephant, lion, monkey, cow, snake, and rabbit!
Your open mouth kisses.
The way you snuggle right into my neck.
The way you look when you sleep with your little butt up in the air and arms tucked underneath you.
Speaking of your butt – how cute your little bum is!
How you scrunch up your nose and squint your eyes – your classic goofy face!
How incredibly smart you are.
How you love to suck on a washcloth while in the tub.
The way you throw your head back and arch your back when you throw a temper tantrum.
How stinkin’ adorable you look when you crawl so fast!!!
The way you get so excited and shovel food into your mouth like a mad man!
And soooo much more.
Basically, I love every.little.thing about you.
Thank you for making me a mama.
Though, you grow each day you’ll always be my baby. As I say to you EVERY night...
“I’ll love you forever…I’ll like for you always
...As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”
Happy 1st Birthday my sweet Camden Matthew!!
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