Happy birthday to my precious, sweet baby boy! I am so thankful for you, Thayer! You are so much fun and you have such an entertaining personality! You have a temper, and you know exactly what you want. Some of your favorite things are: snuggling with Mama, playing outside (we call outside the "promised land" for you...when you manage to get out you get this dreamy look on your face and you can't stop smiling! That, and you throw a significant fit if you thought you were going out and are not), splashing in the toilet (still), eating used, wet toilet paper out of it when you are lucky enough that your sister leaves the lid open and the toilet unflushed, you love holding your big sister's cups...something about the fact that they're glass makes you run straight to the kitchen, stand on the tile, and giggle while pretending you're going to throw it on the floor to be shattered. Yep, you're a booger! You like to play on Mama & Daddy's bed for the sole purpose of crawling/running full tilt toward the edge so I will run over and keep you from falling on your head. Of course, you stop in time, but you get a good laugh out of scaring Mama. You do the same thing in the doorway of the kitchen/mudroom. You will stand there with your toes hanging over the edge and literally DANCE with glee while Mama hollers to you "Dude, be careful! You're going to fall and break your head!" You just laugh. When I sing "God Loves a Cheerful Giver", you say "ha ha ha ha ha!". And when I say "Thayer, you're ONE!!!" you point that chubby little finger up! Your teeth are adorably crooked...the top and the bottom two in front are interlocking...one of each upper and lower are in front. I think it looks so cute. Your smile is infectious. You love a good game of peek-a-boo, tickles with your sister (you also like to say "tickle" while tickling the air with your fingers!), hugs for Mama, and although you seem to refrain from sleeping well at night, I think you do enjoy your sleep. I know I enjoy it when you get some. You're such a pleasant, sweet fellow. I love you always. You like food, especially meat and fruit. You've only got a little hair still...there's a long tuft on the crown of your head that has started to grow and I laugh because it likes to stick up no matter what I do! You're very ANTI-camera...if you see me pointing it at you, you run as fast and as far in the other direction as you can. I have a lot of pictures of your back. I am looking forward to your birthday party this weekend...can't wait to share it with some friends and family. And Daddy has made you one VERY awesome birthday present! I can't wait to show it to you and let you enjoy it like we know you will!
Thayer August, I am so happy and thankful I get to be your Mama, and that you truly are a "Mama's boy". I love your giggles, snuggles, your wonderful chubby cheeks, arms, legs, and that perfect round belly! You are the most perfect little boy any mother could've dreamed up. You are mischievous, which frustrates me at times, but if you weren't, you wouldn't be "that perfect little boy" with all the tricks up his sleeve! I'm happy you have some spunk even though it makes my job a little (or a lot!) harder. I'm so happy to have spent the past year with you in our lives. We can't imagine it without you! You are LOVED. So loved.
Thayer's 1 year stats:
32 inches - 99.4th percentile
25 lbs 11 oz - 95th percentile