Happy First Birthday to my nephew MXM- who can always make me smile.
You were the first grandchild on both sides of your family. You were the first to make me an Aunt (or Auntie). I have loved watching you grow this last year- however part of me wishes you could stay young forever and ever. You have an incredible sense of adventure and are fearless in your pursuits. You are constantly trying to figure out how things work, how to open boxes, flip switches, pull things in and out. When I left for vacation at the end of February- you had no teeth. When I came back eight days later- you had four and a fifth one peeking through. You are right on the cusp of walking independently and when you do I think you will only be walking for about ten minutes- then you will be off running to see what kind of mischief adventure you can find, eyes twinkling. You amaze me as I watch you learning and making sense of your world and how it works.
I struggled to find you an appropriate nickname over the last year- finally settling on “Little Mister” -however I think I need to find you a new one…because you aren’t so little anymore. Happy birthday to Auntie’s big boy.