Monday, May 5, 2008

Thomas Wyatt Visits His Nanna JuJu

I kept the best, most adorable little boy over the weekend. His parents, Rob and Sarah got out of the house for a little while to go shopping and take in a movie. Thomas Wyatt, my one and only grandchild, will be one year old on June 6th. He has been such a joy that has come into all our lives for the past eleven months.

I stayed with them for several days when he was born to help Mom and Dad adjust and it sure did not take Nanna but a few days to fall head over hills in love with this little boy.

He is just on the verge of walking but has not let go and walked on his own yet. He has some real nice teeth, too. Four in the top and two in the bottom and you better not stick a finger in that mouth!

It is so much fun to watch him discover new things and how hard he concentrates when trying to figure out just how something works.

He has a few words in his vocabulary like "Da-Da", "Hi", "Bye", "Momma", and lots of squeals and laughter.

TW loves to look out my windows at the birds and children playing outside and his curiosity about what is behind my cabinet doors never ceases!

TW is learning about apples, bananas, and some regular foods at this point and he had some brand new white lace-up shoes to help him with his walking but he is not used to them and likes just going barefoot a lot better.

Every time I see those little bare feet, it reminds me of a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier.

Here is one verse from that poem:

The Barefoot Boy

Blessings on thee, little man,

Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!

With thy turned-up pantaloons,

And thy merry whistled tunes;

With thy red lip, redder still

Kissed by strawberries on the hill;

With the sunshine on thy face,

Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace;

From my heart I give thee joy --

I was once a barefoot boy!

1 comment: TN said...

Hi Judy, I know exactly where you are coming from. My two grandsons are now 13 and soon to be 22. I love them with every ounce of my being. They just grow sweeter and sweeter as the years go by. TW sure is a cute little fella'!