The last 5 months have been a dreamy blur of happiness and love. You are the sweetest, funniest, smartest little boy and Daddy and I are so proud of each and every moment and milestone we've shared with you.
You are making "buh", "vvv" and "guh" sounds and your babble is so thoughtful and silly. You squeeze our necks with such strong hugs and wet our faces with your open mouth kisses. Your smile... oh, your smile is the best gift this world has seen fit to give us and we spend the whole of our days working hard to get you to give us just one more. Lucky for Daddy and me, you are quite generous, too.
You can almost sit unsupported and you've rolled from tummy to back. You grasp your toys, your bottle, your blankie, my hair and our faces with both hands (all of which you try, and succeed, to put right in your mouth). You've tasted some foods like sweet potato, peas and banana, most of which has painted your lips and cheeks, little actually finding its way past your tongue and into your tummy.
You laugh out loud - a squeaky squawk followed by a gurgled belly giggle - and it lifts our spirits like the music one imagines angels make with their wings, flying off to heaven. You are the source of so much joy and we are so thankful for every day we have to spend with you.
This holiday is a special one; your first Christmas, a time when the family comes together in gratitude and love. You are the gift that keeps on giving and we are the greedy ones who will take all we can get.
We adore you, Tommy, completely and forever. Merry First Christmas!