November 18, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday, Sawyer!

Today is Sawyer's birthday! (Well, it was his birthday when I wrote this anyway...) He is ONE! The saying that the days are long, but the years are short has never felt as true as it does today. I vividly remember struggling through those first few weeks one day at a time, yet somehow an entire year has gone by. Instead of a little newborn baby I am now the mama to a smart, silly, lovable little boy. 

He loves Mickey Mouse, so that will be the theme of his party on Saturday. He can't walk on his own yet, but he has taken a few tentative steps! He loves to push his walking toys and can steer them well enough to practically run all over the house. He even goes backwards occasionally! As far as talking goes, he can say lots of sounds, but I don't think any of it counts yet as being his first word. Considering all of the babbling he does, I'm beginning to wonder if he actually is talking to us, but thinks that WE are the ones who babble! 

Here's what my little dude has been up to this month:
  • 1st cold
  • 1st hair cut
  • can play patty cake
  • 1st Halloween (he was a pirate!)
  • loves orange juice
  • likes to dance
  • can clap
  • can shake and nod his head
  • can show how old he is by holding up one finger :)
  • will eat anything
  • still takes 2 naps per day (morning and afternoon)
  • sleeps from about 8:30pm til 7:30am
  • took his first few steps on October 30
  • loves to play with hair, his own or anyone else's he can get his hands on
  • loves balloons
  • can use a fork to put food in his mouth if the food is on the fork already
  • weighs 20 pounds 13 ounces
  • is 28 inches tall
  • 1st birthday party!
  • loves to push around his walking toys
  • loves bath time
  • had his birthday dinner at his favorite restaurant, Cracker Barrel

I love Sawyer with a love fiercer than anything I have ever experienced and that will never, ever fade, not even a little bit...and I hope he will always remember that, even when he has grown up into the wonderful man I know he will become. Sawyer, if you are reading this in your baby book, call your mom and remind her that you still love her no matter how old you are!

And now, the onslaught of pictures :)

1 comment:

  1. He's just wonderful, and you guys are doing a great job!