Dearest Baby J,
Oh my! Officially today we have no more babies in the house, because now you're technically known as a toddler. How time has sped by so quickly!
You are a little bundle of sunshine in our home. Always ready to smile, always wanting attention, always loving company. You love to give kisses. You try to play with your brothers, but know when to pass over their toys and beat a hasty retreat if they yell. You're fascinated with the cuckoo clock and would exclaim "bug bug!" (bird) when the clock strikes the hour. You can roar on demand when we ask you what does a tiger sound like. You are busily adding words to your vocabulary: bear, blackberry (back bear), apple (ahhh per). Your gramps are so thrilled because you are so enthusiastic about your byebyes, by the way you wave and say "byyyyyyyy!".
You like to flip through books, and especially love looking at animal pictures. You're also a climber, who always gives us heart attacks. I still cannot believe that you are no longer a baby anymore... and I think we'll still be referring to you as baby for awhile more. We thank God so so much for you!
Happy Birthday, my lil munchkin. Stay sunshiney bright!
Mama and Papa