Friday, April 18

My Baby Boy is Turning ONE!

In a few weeks, we will be the parents of a 1 year old.  Holy cow.  I can't believe a year has flown by.  Lots has changed since his birth and we are loving every minute.  I may not have been to a movie theater or fancy dinner in a year but I have been to loads of library story-times! 

We moved to a new state in December, have made some great new friends, and have been having fun discovering glorious Colorado.  Springtime couldn't come soon enough, but now we are loving the warm weather!  

Arlo took his first step a few days after he turned 9 months.  By 10 months he was getting into everything and walking all over the house.  At 11 months, he likes to try to run.  We are still mastering speed on two feet, but it's fun to chase him all over now.

We have been hiking, gone to baseball games, climbed the stairs up and down at Red Rocks, and made lots of new friends.  He loves being outside and meeting new people.

His favorite things to eat are Wheaties and clementines.  He loves bright colored foods and anything he can hold onto.  Dill pickles, strawberries, and apple cores are a big hit.  Anything that goes on a spoon is a little tricky as he insists on feeding himself...

Every new object is something to touch and play with.  A few of his favorite toys: a long shoe horn, curtain rods, and empty boxes.  He loves cars, balls, and his red barn.  Easy to please.

We are so happy to have a baby that is so good natured and easy going.  He really is a great kid.  He loves hiking in his backpack carrier, going grocery shopping/flirting with all the ladies, and going anywhere new.  I never worry that he will fuss and we will have to leave, he nurses on the go, and naps anywhere.  We are a little spoiled!  I love it.  (Hopefully that didn't just jinx it!)

One of my favorite things about having a baby is watching him grow.  He has made our little family feel complete and has made my husband into a great father.  Arlo lights up when "dad" comes home from work and loves wrestling and rough housing with him.  I feel like a lucky lady to have a husband that is such a natural at being a dad.

BIG LOVE and Birthday Wishes to my almost 1 year old.  I hope the next year brings as many fun filled days for you!  

We took these photos a few days ago at our local baseball field.  It was the first time he was barefoot outside and he was in heaven.  Grass, dirt, and baseball chalk.

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