Tanner's birthday is on Saturday. I'm posting this now because it's going to be a busy week and I want to post this before his birthday. Let me know what you think of the video.
You are our second born son, but that doesn't mean we were any less excited for you to come into the world and join our family. I really wanted you to come a month before you actually did. I just couldn't wait to meet you. I could tell that you were a very special person.
Right from day one I've known you were strong. You started holding your head up just hours after you were born. I instantly fell in love with your huge, blue eyes. I loved to look in them and to know that I was blessed to be your mother. You have been a very good sleeper from the get go, but when your eyes were open, man they were open wide. Those big eyes of yours so wide, blue and alert. So many strangers have commented on how beautiful your eyes are and how could they not?
The temperament you have is so peaceful. You are so easy going and mild mannered- even with having reflux I would have never guessed it with your behavior, just in the amount of spit up that you projected! Tanner, you have always let people do whatever they wanted with you, especially Vance. Now that you are getting older your opinion is more obvious and you will let it be heard if you do not approve, but really you are so calm.
If someone smiles at you, you can not help but return that smile. Even now that you are older and more shy you still smile, but you also turn your head and hide in my shoulder. We love your little reserved giggle, your snuggles, your little gibberish talking. We have loved watching you grow and learn this first year of your life and are excited to watch you continue to grow and learn throughout your life. You have and will always be such a blessing in our lives.
I love you, my little Tan-The-Man! Happy Birthday.