Happy Birthday Washington!

Dear Washington,
Happy 12 months. Happy 365 days. Happy 525,600 minutes.
From your first breath to your cake smash, you have been a complete joy. 
We are truly honored to have been chosen to be your parents. 
You are a sweet yet feisty little man. 
You go with the flow but won't shy away from sharing your opinion if you feel the need. 
You love being with your siblings. You will play right along beside them, literally. If they are laying down to get a ground's eye view of their legos or action figures you see no problem with crawling across and over their backs and legs. 
You have definite sounds for each of your brothers and sister and make your best attempts to call them if you're in another room from your favorite people on the earth. 
You are getting more talkative and expressive. You do your part in the Clark brother's cheering section at basketball games as you clap and wave at your big brothers on the court. 
Your taste buds are slowly expanding, though if you had it your way you would probably be fine with the same few meals in rotation. 
You love chicken nuggets, peanut butter and jelly, scrambled eggs, any kind of fruit, and baby food pouches. Surprising foods you turn down are french fries, cookies, and raisins. 
You are in size 12-18 month clothes, size 3-4 diapers, size 4 shoes, and growing more every day. 
You take two naps a day and sleep 12-14 hours every night, usually sleeping in resulting in my needing to wake you up at 9:30 every morning. Thank you. 
You haven't taken any free style steps yet, though you are tentatively taking a few with the aid of your baby walker. 
But honestly you have no incentive for walking since I'm fairly certain you have set records for the world's fastest crawl. 
You can attain inhuman speeds on hands and knees in efforts to grab brothers' dropped Legos or to make a getaway with the remote controls. 
You keep us all entertained and laughing with your rewarding grins, dance moves, and cackling laughter. 
We are so blessed to be the ones to walk beside you as you grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man. 
Ash, we know God will use you in mighty ways to bring glory and honor to Him and we can't wait to see all He has in store for you.
Happy birthday our handsome baby man! We LOVE you!!


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