This boy is growing up faster than I can keep up with. Whereas many mothers feel sad at the passing of the first year, I celebrate the 12-month mark with enthusiasm. (As you may remember, babies are not my preferred type of human.) So as the infant and baby stages pass and the little boy stage approaches, I am thrilled.
However, I truly can't believe how fast it passed. The second year of life, from my limited experience, is my absolute favorite time. More personality with every passing day...Leighton is definitely not lacking in that department.
As I carried him up to bed tonight, he played a fake laughing game with me. He did his second real sign tonight at dinner (his first sign was "airplane," if you can believe that!) for "more." He makes us all so happy, and I'm glad he's ours to love. Happy Birthday, Buster Boonies. I love you like crazy.