You are ONE YEAR OLD! We can’t believe it. All day your Dad and I have commented what was happening on this day a year ago. It was not until 11:47 pm that you made your official debut. We had a nice long day of anticipation and drama before you made your way. The year since has been the best of our lives and we are so thankful for the joy you have brought into our lives. We feel so lucky.
Your twelfth month was another great one. You are walking, climbing, spinning, swaying….pretty much constantly on the go. You are talking a lot too. Sometimes you pull all of the stuffed animals and dolls out of your toy box and then you stand over them and give “speeches”. You have said so many words now, I noted some of my favorites on the blackboard in the picture above. My favorite is Mermaid. You like to learn people’s names and love to call them by name. Honestly, you are a great mimic. If someone coughs or clears their throat, you mimic the noise. You like to climb up somewhere you should’t be and then look at me and say “down” with a sly little smile. You love music and songs, when you hear a familiar song you get so happy. I love singing to you and you tolerate my terrible singing voice.
You love being out in the world and among people. You often say “Hi” and have a smile for everyone we pass on the sidewalk or in the grocery store. You have been spending a lot of time with Sofie, your cute friend from gym class and each play date you seem to interact more and more with each other. Gym class is your favorite and when we walk into the building you get so excited and swing your legs until I put you down. You are quite exuberant.
We celebrated Father’s Day with your proud Dad this month. We had a nice picnic in the park and he chased you around when I wasn’t pushing you in the swings. We all blew bubbles. You took your first big trip, a family vacation to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. My little traveler, your passport has a stamp! You loved the pool and spending time with your cousins, Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents. I know you wish we all lived together so you could wake up every morning and play with them.
Thank-you for another amazing month and a wonderful first year. It’s going by too fast. We are trying to soak up every moment!
Love you so much,
Mom & Dad