Well, look who’s ONE! Myles made it through his first year of life (and his parents lived to tell about it…). What a year it has been, one that flew by so fast I’m so glad I took pictures to prove it actually happened. M is all boy. A phrase that frequently comes out of my mouth as I watch him play and interact with his world, “He’s such a boy.” Bangs on things, investigates how everything works, shows no fear in getting what he wants…his latest trick scares the you-know-what out of me. On occasion, he will just be sitting there and then all of a sudden decide to throw himself backwards and lay flat on the floor. He does this on the bed, which is a bit safer, but still scary since he could throw himself off the bed, on the floor, wherever he happens to be. Such a goofball. Speaking of goofball, he loves to ham it up with big sis. They are going to be quite the pair, those two. I’m just thankful they get along so well. I know that might not always be the case, but for now, the Sophia/Myles duo is getting along quite well.
Now that he’s learned to scale the stairs going up, his new thing is learning how to go back down. I know he’s said “mama” a few times now (has had “dada” down pat for awhile) and mimics my intonation when I say “all done!” He can sign for “more”…which he does a lot. This kid is seriously the world’s best eater. (knock on wood) Whatever I put in front of him, he eats…and since I like my food to have lots of flavor, he’s had the opportunity to sample a lot of adult-fare, he’s our little gourmand!
He’s 26 lbs and 29 1/2 inches. We’re moving into size 4 dipes and 18 month sized clothes for our big guy. No go on the walking front just yet. He can balance by himself and will take one or two steps forward, but then decides to move to the floor and crawl to his final destination. I thought for sure he’d be walking by his first birthday! All in due time, I guess. Speaking of time, this momma is basically running out of it. Being with the kiddos doing my solo full-time act, is leaving me with little time in my day to finalize birthday bash plans for M and his big sister. The parties are coming up fast, but going to be a blast.
Thanks for making our hearts a little bit bigger this past year, Myles. We love you so much and are so proud that you are our son. Happy 1st Birthday!