The Macs

Friday, January 14, 2011

levi {one year}

Dear Levi,

How did the time go so fast? For so long I have wondered what your sister would have been like as a one year old. And now you are one. I love watching you grow. You are turning into a little boy instead of a baby. And a big little boy at that. At your one year appointment you weighed 25 pounds 10 ounces. I am glad that you are getting so close to walking because you are getting too heavy for your little mama to carry! You have taken several steps and I am thinking you will take off running one day soon. 

You love food and eat more than most of your little friends who are two or three. Your favorites right now are lasagna and mandarine oranges and graham crackers. You are messy and I am starting to have to sweep the kitchen floor much more frequently because you decided you also like to drop your food on the floor. We are going to have to work on that. You are drinking out of a sippy cup all of the time love your milk. You have four teeth and are working on two more. I love your toothy grin.

I love spending my days with you. Lately we have been doing our best to keep busy inside. You will be so excited when it is warm enough to play outside again. You pick up everything and show it to me before you play. You love balls and cars and tractors. If someone stopped by they would probably find you crawling around all your toys sliding a graham cracker or ball in one hand. Or they might find you hanging out in your room which has also been a favorite lately. You pull out all your books...every single one...and "read". You always want to hold the book and turn the pages yourself. 

You are fun, and silly, and loud, and such a boy. You love your mama, but when daddy gets home you just want to be with him. If he goes somewhere, you want to go too. You like to "get out" of the house and go somewhere...just like daddy. A trip to Walmart is fun for you (not so much for your mama). You study people and then give them a big grin when you see them looking back at you. You make lots of friends when we are out. And you wave bye-bye to everyone, even our dog.

Our house is definitely full of noise. If you are not banging a toy on something or clapping your hands you are talking. You say ma-ma, da-da, bye-bye, ball, book, moo, and hi. Or at least that's what we think you are saying because we think you are brilliant of course! You also make sounds when you are driving around your cars and tractors. I hope that you are always excited to talk to your mama...even when you are a teenager.

Levi, everyday with you is a blessing. Some days are when we can't go outside or your daddy gets home late. Some days are when those teeth coming in make you grouchy and you don't sleep. Some days I wish I had a little more time to get things the days you are clinging to my leg all day and just want to be held. Some days are messy...actually, I'm pretty sure everyday will be messy from now on. But there is never a day when I am not thankful to be your mama. I know that we have some big things ahead this year and I can't wait. I am praying for you sweet boy. Praying that you will grow up to love Jesus with all of your heart for all of your days. I love you!

Love, Mama


Blogger A Family of Love said...

Beautiful Letter to your handsome and cute boy! Love the picture of him reading!!

January 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger onlymehere said...

Happy birthday to this precious little Child of God! I now he's brought you so much joy this past year and it's been a pleasure to watch him grow. He'll cherish this letter when he's old enough to see it. It's just beautiful.

January 14, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

just makes me all teary-eyed. i love reading about a mother's love.
wilder weighs 26 pounds and he is two. hehe.
levi is SO CUTE. my word.
blessings in 2011 to you all. maybe we will run into one another a bit more.

January 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

I love this letter, Jess. So sweet. I can't believe he's a year old. That went by so fast!
And, 25 pounds?! BIG boy!! Our daughter Kara {she's 2 1/2} is just barely over 30 pounds :)

Happy Birthday, Levi!

January 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Awww, what a sweet letter to Levi. I loved it! Our little guy is about 6 weeks younger than Levi, and he only weighs 15 lbs 11oz! We are trying to pack on the weight would help if he would eat by mouth!

January 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Such a precious little one! And what a sweet letter! I know you'll cherish those words in years to come. He'll be so glad he can look back on them :) Happy birthday to sweet Levi!

January 15, 2011 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Happy Birthday Levi! What a beautiful letter from your mama :)

January 15, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Beautiful post--what a treasure this blog will be for Levi some day! Love the pictures and getting to know more of what Levi loves. He is adorable!
Love you--Gail

January 15, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh Jess..I just loved reading this letter! I am sure your love for Levi is deep and he will always know this. what a great idea to blog your thoughts.. You are really good at putting your thoughts on paper!


January 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Precious. A word that perfectly describes your baby boy, and the letter you wrote him.

Happy first birthday, Levi. You are one lucky little boy!

January 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Al's World said...

I love this post! That is exactly how I feel! Some days are long, some days are hard and some days I don't get everything done..but everyday I feel blessed and happy!

January 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful Jess. Levi weighs as much as my 2 year old! She is very petite for her age:) I love chubby babies.

January 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

You are such a great Mommy to your precious boy!

January 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Donna H said...

Is Levi reading Moo Ba La La La? That takes me back. My youngest will be 15 yrs next month and I can still recite that book from memory to my twin granddaughters who are 3. The time flies doesn't it?

January 17, 2011 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Levi!

January 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

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