Monday, May 2, 2011

john first

There is a lot of significant news going on in the world right now, but in my little corner of the world we had a significant event of our own yesterday.

John turned one.  He's a bruiser of a baby, and just beginning to walk.  John's world revolves around his family, his next meal, and how many things he can get into explore in the first minutes after his feet hit the floor every day.

John has a sunny disposition.  John has a temper.  John looks at how we open things and immediately is able to figure out how we did it and repeat it. 

That means there is going to be a lot of drawers and doors duct taped shut around here.  Until he figures out how to peel tape.  He's already a master at tearing paper.  Off packages (good), pages from Gramps' mechanic manuals (not so good). 

He is the only grandchild who single handedly dismantled his own party decorations.  After the celebration yesterday, he tore down his banner, pulled the centerpiece off the table, and kept us all scrambling to put stuff closer to the ceiling, out of his reach.

I look at John and see the future.  The possibilities.  The world will one day be John's.

And just maybe John will make the world a better place.

Happy Birthday John.


  1. I'm still waiting for my first grandchild with two unmarried daughters, but it must be absolutely wonderful.

  2. How sweet! John is adorable.

    And, Mama, the ceiling isn't high enough either. Believe me. I know. My firstborn was as you describe John to be (his name is Jared).

    Climbing onto things high enough to give mama a heart attack is on the list very soon after learning to walk.

    Then come the words "uh oh! out of your toddler's mouth, and a puff of smoke behind him, and you know over your head isn't high enough. It is *never* high enough.

    Have fun...this time goes much too quickly. :)

    A belated happy birthday to your little man!

  3. @Kathy: I know every cow licks its own calf, but I swear we don't have an ugly child in our family...I would know it if we did. :D thanks Kath xo

  4. @Thom: It's worth the wait...our first arrived 6 years ago and the twins 6 months later, and it's been bedlam ever since (but well worth it)...

  5. @Suzanne: Thank goodness we can give them back to their parents when we wear down...I have loved every second of being a Grammy and would love to relive those first years all over again with the first three gkids...

    Thanks for the sweet comments Suzanne!

  6. What a cutie! Happy belated Birthday to John!

  7. @Beckey: thanks! he had a big day...and was slick with buttercream icing by the time we got finished :D

    @Anonymous: Thanks!