I don’t even know where to begin. This year has flown by and there’s so much I want to thank you for, like making me smile on the most stressful days and making me a proud mama. There are also so many things I want to commend you on, you are the brightest, most handsome little boy anyone could ever ask for.
As I sit here and watch you eat your waffles by yourself I can’t help but tear up a little. This same time last year, I was feeding you because you couldn’t pick up a fork yet. Now you’re doing it all by yourself and picking up your sippy cup for drinks. As you eat, you’re scrolling through my phone looking at pictures of yourself on my camera roll.
I don’t know how it happened, but you’ve become so independent.
This year, you’ve learned a few words like, “No”, “Outside”, “Up”, “Mickey”, “Elmo”, “Truck” and even Spanish! Words like “Ariba”, “Agua”, “Leche”, “Gracias”, “Mas”, and you’re even counting in both languages. Baby, you are so, so smart. While most kids your age are trying to pick up one language, you’re mastering two. I am in awe of how intelligent you are. You surprise me everyday and it’s so fun watching what you learn and the new skills you pick up daily.
Mommy has had to watch her mouth as you’ve started to mimic what I say and we had a slip up in front of daddy which got mommy in trouble. In this past year you’ve learned how to walk and run, pick your shows on your iPad, get down from your bed (safely), open doors, give daps, and give kisses. You’re now in swim school and even though you’re not much of a fan of it, I hope you feel more comfortable in it this year.
You are now half of my height which is so crazy because you still want me to pick you up and prefer me over daddy to do it. You’re definitely a mama’s boy and I love it. As fast as time is flying I know my time with you is limited. Soon you won’t want my cuddles, or my kisses smothering you, or even me picking you up from school.
If you’ve taught me one thing this year, it’s to stop and enjoy the moment. You’ve accomplished so many milestones and I have been so blessed to be there for each one. One of my most favorite moments with you this year has been watching you be daddy’s best man at our wedding and sharing our first Mother-Son dance.
As we enter the terrible two’s, I plan on having a lot more sweet moments with you and making memories that you’ll be too young to remember. But there will always be pictures to reassure you they happened. Like your trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Thank you for making my life a little sweeter each year. Please be easy on the tantrums that come with the terrible twos.
I love you poppas,