I can't believe that a whole year has gone by since Harper blessed us by entering our lives.
From the beginning he has been a wonderful baby. He has always been happy. Not overly fussy or too much crying. Usually when he cries it is to be picked up which I love to do. He only cries when he really needs something even now.
His smile lights up my life. His laugh is the sweetest sound in the world. It's a belly laugh that is contagious. He thinks so many things are funny and wonderful. Harper makes friends where ever he goes. He smiles at strangers. Everywhere we go people say "what a happy baby". Already you can see his kind personality emerging. Such a blessing!
He is also my snuggle bug. We still take naps together some afternoons. Even when he plays he often stops for what I call "drive by hugs". He stops just long enough to hug me and then goes back to playing. In the morning when you go to get him out of his crib he just hugs you for the longest time. He loves to give kisses. Harper will grab both sides of your face and go in for the kiss. It's so funny.
Harper is also super active and curious. He loves to see new things and tries to figure out how things work. He is always getting into things he's not supposed to because of this, but does it with a smile. He has started to understand what we say and we are almost having conversations now. He can say ma-ma, da-da and dog. He talks all the time, but we are not always sure what he is saying. He is all boy. He loves rough games like dropping and wrestling. His favorite game right now is to crawl on top of our dog Buddy and tumble to the other side. He will repeat this for a long time.
He can crawl faster than any baby I have ever seen. Sometimes his legs move faster than his arms and he falls. But gets up without a tear and keeps going. He can cruise around all the furniture and stand independently. Harper has taken his first steps, but crawling is so much faster that he's not too interested in walking just yet.
I thank god every day that I have Harper in my life. Happy Birthday baby boy! May you have many, many more wonderful, amazing years! I love you!