Today was David’s first birthday! As has been the monthly ritual, I got the camera equipment out and took a few photos. (More photos in the gallery)
In one sense it’s incredible that it has been a year since he was born; but in another it feels like he has been with us all along, and we’ve experienced so much: turning his head to our voices; reaching for toys; rolling over; giggling; trying to crawl; crawling; picking out his favorite books; snuggling up for reading time; trying to walk; walking; and on and on.
His smile is infectious, his laugh even moreso. And I could sit for hours just watching him concentrating and learning about the world around him.
Tonight he received a set of small toy trucks from my parents and he sat and ran the trucks over every surface he could find, making little engine noises. He also received a toy filled with gears, which he occupied himself with by spinning and tinkering – I couldn’t help but just step back and smile; that’s my boy.