Friday, September 2, 2011

happy birthday Wilder boy!

12 months. I can not believe how fast this has gone. It really doesn't even seem fair. As i look back through these pictures it just doesn't even seem real. to have this little man a part of our crazy family for so long.
finding out i was pregnant with wilder was another wonderful surprise, and even though in my heart i had really thought that i could not handle one more child, the Lord wonderfully showed me that it wasn't true. children really are a blessing (amongst other things) and wilder has wonderfully blessed our lives for the last year.

our third son, my longest and most boring/frustrating labor ever.

instant love of a big sister.
the amazement of our veteran big brother.

the pro, 4th newborn.tiny fingers.

what is this?

and then he grew. those first few weeks flew by, and wilder found his fit in our family and in our hearts.

Wilder Michael, you are loved, so very loved. we call you Wilder boy, thanks to your sister. you are the fastest crawler i have seen, and even though you are not walking on your own yet, you have mastered a special climbing skill that i wish you hadn't. perhaps your dad has found a climber partner. your brother Campbell wants to help carry you around, your sister Mason enjoys playing with you in her room, and i watch your brother Henry with you, he isn't quite sure what to do with you yet, but the two of you will be running around together soon enough. you make goofy smiles and laugh at silly things.
the biggest way i would describe you right now though is: mama's boy. by my side in the house, i will constantly turn around and find myself practically tripping over you. you are the happiest when you are in my arms, and our precious time we have just the two of us is some of the best time i have.
as i watch your brothers and sister grow i can't imagine you being anything other than our small little baby, but soon you will be figuring things out like Campbell, chattering non stop like Mason, and chasing after Papa like Henry.
no matter how big you choose to get, you are our baby, my baby.
and you are loved, very very much.
happy birthday Wilder boy.


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