OK, mommy is very behind on the post. You've been 1 for quite a few weeks but we've been really busy around here. Well, we've been really busy since you've been born (AND we love it, btw). Anyway, you turned 1 on 2/4/13 and we cannot believe it. One-whole-year, WOW. This year has been so awesome. Very challenging but great.
Over the past month you've done so much:
-You continue to walk very confidently. You even do some running too. You like hiding in the corner then popping out. You still like peek-a-boo. It never gets old with you.
-You are so strong. You can stand from a seated position on the floor.
-You love climbing steps and we have to watch you like a hawk. We fear that we'll forget to close the gate and you'll superman dive down.
-I just love watching you accomplish your various milestones. You still love to dance and you've had several types this month (knees bent bobbing up and down, turning around with left arm out, kicking left leg, alternating stretching left and right leg).
-This month you've been throwing a ball back and forth with me and your dad. You have a pretty good arm but sometimes it'll plop on top of your head. You like throwing other things too (like your sippy cup, your paci).
-You are a good helper and you've been helping me put your clothes in the dirty clothes hamper. You also insist that you put your diaper in the diaper pail. You like to throw random things in the garbage. One of your favorite chores is rearranging our drawers, especially the tupperware drawer. I'll find random objects in strange places. I think it's so funny though and I smile every time it happens because it's a reminder that you are getting smarter and smarter and exploring your environment.
-Your pincer grasp does a good job eating cheerios, goldfish, and other puffed snacks.
-You are definitely a social butterfly. Whenever we are out, you try to get people's attention by smiling largely and when you get their attention you start laughing. You are so funny.
-You are still not the best eater but I think it's getting better. You've been eating from the table.
-You are a little squirt. Your dad and I were tiny for a while so we know you'll eventually "spring up." You still have fairly straight hair although it sometimes curls when it's humid. Your dad wants me to give you a haircut but I want to wait until the summer. Besides your hair isn't THAT long.
-We celebrated your birthday with close family and friends. I had them write notes to you which I hope you will open one day--maybe some time around puberty when you're going through all the hormonal changes. Your nonna and grandpa were in town. Nonna baked your smash cake but we also bought you a birthday cake that was yummy. We thought for sure you would cake everywhere but you didn't. You gently removed all the decorations from the cake and didn't really smash it. You received lots of toys and books. It was a great day. Your dad and I were so proud.