December 19th 2012
Blakey, Blakey, Blakey....
Has it already been 16 months since you joined our family? Each day passes too quickly but I love seeing your personality emerge and learning more about what goes on inside that head of yours. Not that you leave that much for us to wonder about...you are good at speaking certain words, fussing, stomping your feet if your milk is warmed to the perfect temperature (yes, we are warming your milk in your sippy cup), and my two most favorite things that you do are to smile and give kisses. Oh, and you LOVE to laugh. If you Dad is heating up your milk, you'll walk over to him and grab his leg and give him a kiss on his knee. If I turn on an episode of "Bubble Guppies" not only will you kiss me but you will also point to the TV and exclaim, "BUBBA!" A woman of few words, yes, but those words are very specific and leave little room for error.
One of the biggest changes that we are facing right now is getting you ready to start school with Connor. He probably wouldn't admit it but I know he's secretly excited to have you there. You'll learn a lot and have so much fun but man oh man I'm not ready for the transition quite yet. You have been SO LOVED by Krissi and BAM each week. I won't say "spoiled" but that is probably a more accurate description.
I know Krissi and Mary (her daughter) will miss you and we will miss them immensely. Connor will miss rushing home from school to play with Mary. I only took a few photos of you and Krissi and ended up with a handful of good ones. Your brother and Mary, on the other hand, were a different story. One of them (or both) was usually making a funny face or not looking at the camera. Please don't follow in their foot steps. I know it's too late for that because you admire both of them and cannot get enough of your brother. Your relationship is growing stronger each day and I so love that.
Your visit with Santa at the mall went...well, I mean, let's just say that it's a good thing that we have that behind us. And it's a good thing that you've already opened a lot of your Christmas gifts since your mom and dad aren't the best at waiting to give you anything. Your favorite gift so far seems to be your own, personalized chair. I'm not sure if you like the chair as much as you like the fact that you now have one just like your brother.
Thank you for being you, Blakey. Your sweet smile lights up my even though it is a bit mischievous, it reassures me that we have many fun times together. And that is something that I have NO DOUBT about.
I love you.