Saturday, June 26, 2010

Twelve Months Old

01480136Wow, I cannot believe that I am already writing this post.  I have to warn you, it will be a mushy, sappy post but I have earned that right!  So Michael, you are now one year old.  What a whirlwind this past ye ar has been.  I am in awe of how much I love you, and what’s more is that I love you more today than the day I first held you in my arms.  You have brought me joy and wonder and have taught me how to be patient ;).  My life is no longer super easy and I can’t just pack up and go somewhere without packing your food, diaper bag and toys. I am constantly singing the silly songs that I hear you play over and over from your toys. I now know that I can function on just two hours of sleep and more importantly that the world will continue to turn if I don’t get the towels folded. All of this and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have it any other way.00950046

We have had a busy year and I tell you, I had heard time flies, but know I really know that to be true.  Tubes, RSV hospital stay, my broken rib, moving and police academy.  I cannot believe we made it through these past twelve months.  The best part is your little attitude has still been so sweet.  You are such a happy baby.  You definitely look a lot like your daddy, but I can see me in your smile.  I can also see me in your temper.  Boy, if I tell you “no”, you let me know you aren’t happy about that.  So my love, here is a list of things you do now that you are one year old:

1. You love hummus.  Weird, I know, but you love the stuff!

2. You snuggle like crazy!  I LOVE this about you.

3. You DO NOT SIT STILL.  I know that when you start walking, I will never sit down.

008501094. You like anything electronic. My computer, cell phone, television, and the remotes.  You don’t like the fake toys that look like phones, you want the real thing.

5. You were sleeping through the night, until this week.  Now you wake up and won’t go back to sleep.  You try but it doesn’t work.  Maybe you are going through a growth spurt. 0016 0037

6. You babble endlessly.  You look like you are trying to say a complete sentences but we have no idea what you are saying.  So adorable.

7. You love to clap your hands when mommy sings to you.0124IMG_0124IMG_0129IMG_0130

8. You have no teeth.  Your doctor assures me this is normal, that some babies are late teethers.  I don’t know, but you still gum your food like a champ.

9. You love to push toys, coasters or paper around.  Basically anything you can push that will make you crawl faster.

10. You love Taco Bueno, just like mommy and daddy.  IMG_0115 IMG_0101 IMG_0031

So my love, you are not an infant anymore, but quickly becoming a toddler.  I am so glad that you are my little boy and that God brought you into our lives.  So little boy, I won’t be making another post like this until you are two and then I will have an exclusive interview with you.  I can’t wait, but then again, let’s just slow down okay?


  1. What a SWEET post!! I look forward to all these fun things with Jaxon!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment...I'm sure going to miss everyone.

  2. SO precious in every way...especially the cake pics! And his party was darling...I loved all of the fun details. Nash said he's sorry that we couldn't be there. And, he told me (via kicks) that he can't wait to meet his BIG cousin very soon! Love to all!!!...And, Happy Birthday to our sweet nephew/cousin!