One. They say it is the longest short year there is. I know this to be true from 3 other little la la’s but with you, Rocco, its been nothing short of too fast. If I really think about you being one today, my heart kind of aches a little.
+You easy going. I’m not sure if it is because you have to be (with 3 olders in front of you) or if that is just who you are?
+You have the sweetest little lips that form the prettiest little big smile that I ever did see (don’t tell the others).
+You seem to have patience, like an old soul, you are. Thank you for making up for my impatience.
+You say “hi” over and over again, with the cutest of waves.
+You broke the mold and grew straight blonde locks.
+You are very serious about your food and no matter how many new tastes I offer, for now, you only prefer, bread, yogurt, veggie chips, crackers + bananas.
+When I give you your binky at night you, you look for any extras and trade it out for the one I gave you.
+You just started crawling (which is a-ok, by me) and you move in a very steady, thought out kind of way (slightly different from LB who crawled with one leg like a little monkey).
+You are a crumb picker at his best. You can track down the tiniest piece of something, a whole room away, and then attempt to eat it. Who knows what has made its way to your stomach so far.
+You love going on walks with me. You and I are walking partners, indeed.
+You have a scrunchy smile, where you wrinkle your nose + squint your eyes. You’ve been doing this from the start.
+You are a good little sleeper and for that I thank God!
+So far your words are dog, hi, and Ella.
+You are 22 pounds of pure baby goodness…rippled legs, wrist rolls, dimples and baby cleavage all very appetizing.
+You are such a honey. So much so, that I really want another. But I can’t imagine one any sweeter than you. You are the perfect ending. The icing on the cake.
Your face lights up the room. It lights up our house. Dear boy, it lights up my life. You know the song, You are my sunshine, my only sunshine? Perhaps over sang, yes. But the bit about you make me happy when skies are gray…..I’ve never known it to be truer, dear one. Your name means rest and that you are. Named on a day and in a time in our lives where rest was not likely in more ways than one. And, true to your name, you have been the rest that our tired hearts have needed. Today my heart is still tired and my mind and body weary but when I gaze upon your sweet face little one, I find the rest that I need. And I hope that, one day, when you find yourself in a time that is tiring, a day or even a season that makes you weary, that you can find the rest that you need in me. We will always be each others home. I love you Rockwell Royal and I thank my giving God for you!
Wonder why we chose the name Rockwell Royal? It’s all over here along with some really cute newborn pictures.