When I first found out I was having a little boy I was filled with excitement and utter fear. Some of my thoughts were “I don’t know anything about boys! I hate playing in mud and being dirty. What do little boys play with? I am the worst at sports!” Man, was I so silly, because all a mother ever needs for any baby is love. The rest falls into place. That is why the Lord gives you daddy’s and siblings.
I feel like I remember little from this year. You began climbing out of your crib too early for my taste so we have been very tired. Teaching you to stay in your bed for bed time was a challenge. You still like to come and join us in bed most nights. Daddy says you like to snuggle up right under his chin, one day we will miss those snuggles. You love climbing just like your sister. You continued to eat everything in sight, including cheeseburgers. You love to play ball, run, body slam, paint, fly, jump, dance and run around naked.
You have fallen into your big brother role like a champ. You love to give Enoch lots of hugs and kisses. I think that you are missing mommy time but most days you handle it well. You also love playing with Annaka, she stated preschool this year and you seem to really miss her when she is gone. You also seem to enjoy having free range with all the toys.
You are so cleaver. One of the best problem solvers. You really enjoy puzzles of all types. Very few things seem to stump you, it amazes me.
Your cuddling days are fewer than they use to be, which I miss. Sometimes you wipe away my kisses which I am not ready for. 😦 Your laugh is one of the sweetest sounds. Your vocabulary is growing every day. You are repeating most everything we say, sometimes even putting together two or three words. No seems to be your most favorite word and when you don’t know the answer to something you shrug your shoulders, I adore it.
You are now a two year old, fast moving, rough and tough, ball of energy. You have a smile that lights up any room. Your eyes are full of warmth and love. I can not imagine our family with out you. Even though you seemed scary to me at first you are only scary sometimes. You teach me how to be a little kinder, more patient and much braver.
Thaddaeus Finn, I love you through and through, every last little bit of you my boy.
Happy, happy birthday to you kiddo.