Dear Isaac (aka. Zeke, Zekers, Zekester, Zekey)-
You're one year old today! I can remember your birth, like it was yesterday. The moment you came shooting out, (yes, that part was that fast!) and they placed you on my chest was one of the sweetest moments of my life. You were all covered in vernix, peeing like crazy, and as mad as heck! But me? I was in awe of this tiny little baby, a miracle, who was given to us by God.
You still steal your mamma's heart every day. Try as we might, we could not get you attached to a lovey (I'm still trying, though!) unless you count me, your momma. You seem to always find those two fingers you suck anytime I pick you up. Then, you almost always go in for the snuggle after those fingers are in. Man, that's the best!
This past year, you've learned all kinds of new things. From your frog hopping crawl, to your wild man walking. You've learned to growl, screech, blow raspberries, and gurgle (that one is thanks to your big brother) and say "dada". I'm still working on saying "mama" with you. Soon, I hope.
You still wake up once in the middle of the night for a momma milk snack. I've gotten over worrying about it. I know you won't continue this until Kindergarten so I'm enjoying our night time nursing sessions while I can. They'll be a thing of the past before I know it, and I'll be wishing you still wanted to snuggle.
You're still a pretty sober kid. It takes a lot for you to laugh, but it also takes a lot for you to cry. You are pretty generous with your smiles, though.
When left alone, for even a few minutes, you love to get into trouble. One of your favorite activities is still unrolling the toilet paper, or climbing the stairs as fast as you can. Your daddy joked, yesterday, that you single-handedly destroyed all of our Christmas ornaments in one year. When you climbed up to the top of the piano yesterday, you knocked 2 of my manger animals over and broke them. While we're on the topic of manger figures, you broke 3 of them the first day we got them out. A few days ago, you got into the dishes and broke a Christmas plate. You broke a snow globe, not to mention countless ornaments. Its a good thing you're so cute and innocent. Otherwise we might be mad.
Happy Birthday, little one! We love you!