i can't believe a year has passed.
charlie is one today.
this sweet boy has taught me a thing or two about love in this short year. with jack and ellie, i learned really quickly that a mother's love is about endurance, patience, and sticking with things even when they are hard and most of the time unenjoyable.
charlie has taught me about the softer side of love. about the snuggly, cuddly, squishy kind of love. the love that doesn't mind being woken up in the middle of the night for a feeding and kisses or changing another messy diaper and tickling wiggly toes.
i know i said this when charlie was born, but there truly is something special about him. i can't walk through the grocery store without at least one person saying that his smiles made their day. his happiness is contagious and for that i am grateful. i am so grateful for a loving heavenly father that blessed our family with this sweet boy.
charlie loves loves loves his brother jack and his sister ellie.
nothing makes him happier than seeing them when he wakes up from a nap or takes a bath with them. he laughs so hard at their silly faces and funny voices.
and jack and ellie return that love equally.
we can't get enough of our little charlie man.
happy birthday baby!
(almost day 365)