How can it be that you’re already a year old? Last year we waited and waited for your arrival. You were in no hurry and I believe your momma may have thought you were going to stay put forever! Alas, just as your big sister, Grandpa, Uncle Chris & Aunt Kailey and I were sitting down to supper, we got the text that you were here.
You remind me so much of your daddy….from your looks to your actions and everything in between. You were such a momma’s boy as a little baby and put us through our paces many Wednesday nights. You are the reason we started putting Gentle Baby essential oils in the bath water for you and your sister….and why Papa calls it Angry Baby. It had little effect on you being upset that your momma had gone to Bible study without you. You still light up like no other when your momma walks in the room but now you are much more social.
You eat like a grown man already. Last week when we had brisket, you shoveled it in. Rarely do you find a food that you don’t like. But that wasn’t always the case. When we tried to give you baby food that had little chunks in it, you weren’t a fan. I’ll admit, I never tasted it so it may not have been good tasting. But now, since you’ve been eating real food, as long as you can catch it, you eat it.
Your smile melts hearts everywhere. The way you grin and tuck your head to the side make you a bit irresistible. You flirt relentlessly with any female. Giving high fives and your wonky little Lane Frost wave make you everyone’s best friend.
You absolutely LOVE dogs. You’ve been more cautious of the cattle than your sister, but seem to warming up to them now that you’re in the pen with them more often. You are always looking for Abby, or Cope or Sadie. You do not like when Baby Cow tries to suck on your hand or arm.
Your favorite things of all involve things that go……the mule, the 4 wheeler, cars, trucks, tractors. Anything with wheels has your attention. Watching how excited you get when we ask if you want to drive brings us nearly as much joy.
You may just have a stubborn streak with a bit of a temper. We all know when you’re mad. You wear your emotions on your face quite plainly…..poker likely won’t be your best game. You strive for perfection in what you do. Watching you learn to walk has been quite a throw back. From taking one or two steps to walking across the gym at church in short order is evidence that you had the ability, you just had to believe in yourself.
Wyatt, we are so thankful to have gotten to make so many memories with you over the last year and look forward to a lifetime of them. You are the blessing we didn’t know we needed, but are so very thankful for. Love you more than you can imagine.
Grandma and Papa