How time flies. A year ago I cradled you in my arms for the first time and fell head over heels in love with you. Now, you're toddling around unaided (albeit spending a remarkable amount of time falling onto your bum!) and every time I walk in the door you toddle over to me, arms stretched out in a 'pick me up,' pose and you know I can't resist.
You have your Daddy wrapped around your little finger. You know if you look at me that way, smile and stretch out those chubby little arms that even when you're supposed to be going to sleep, Daddy's going to pick you up for a cuddle.
I can't help it.
You've got your big brother wrapped around your little finger too. He's just like me - can't resist your beautiful little smile and 'please pick me up,' eyes. How you two adore one another! Watching him fall in love with you just as Mummy and I have has made the first year of your life all the more beautiful.
I love you. I love you, your big brother and your Mummy as much as any human being has ever loved others. You are all so precious to me and fill my life with such unrivalled joy.
Happy Birthday, Darling. Don't go growing up too quickly, though...