Our little Zekey is now a one-year-old! We celebrated his first birthday by decorating the room with dinosaurs. Zekey wasn’t too sure what to think of his little baby triceratops cake, but once he got his fingers dirty and starting tasting that icing and chocolate, that was all she wrote!
It’s hard to believe that time has flown by so quickly—it seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home as a 2-day-old from the hospital in Orlando, and now here we are with a cute little guy with an infectious crinkly-faced grin sporting a new grand total of 8 sparkling teeth, great dance moves and a real gift of musical rhythm, and a hollow leg to boot (referring to his endless appetite, that is).
Zekey nowadays loves to pull himself up to stand and can walk along furniture and legs now, and though he’s still not as verbal as our Elijah (who is a little chatterbox), he communicates lots with grunts, occasional words, and several hand signals he’s picked up from us like “please,” “thank you”, “all done”, and “more (food)” (which we think is his favorite sign).
We thank God for giving us Zekey to love and raise along with his older brother. God has blessed us this past year, and one of the greatest pieces of evidence of this is sitting in our living room flinging toy racecars across the floor at high speeds punctuated by loud squeals of delight, joining in the raucous fun along with exhibit #2 of God’s (big brother Elijah).
Thanks to you as well. Your love, prayers and support all add to the heap of blessings at the hand of our God during this past year.
Chad, Janeene, Elijah, and Zekey the yearling