wesley.

my almost 16 month old. rocketing out in to the world...saying 'bath', 'shoe', 'danke (dank ka ka!), 'whoaaa!' 'nein, nein, nein' 'dry dry dry', 'ya' - a little mix of german and english there, running across rooms, putting things in the garbage if we ask him, putting things away, blowing out candles (and lights), making us laugh, giving hugs and kisses, back rubs, trying to read me books, "brushing" his teeth, throwing balls for bama...

i guess i just didn't imagine it being like this - totally joyful, laughing everyday with him, wanting him as close as possible (so many hugs!), squealing in excitement and clapping when he says or does something completely insignificant to the average observer, a heart that physically hurts with love. so much i love him. this boy!