Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oliver is 12 months!!!

Dear Oliver,

I got all mushy the day before you turned ONE, so this letter is all about what you've been up to!

You have developed quite the personality!  When we get you in the car, you reach for your paci that we keep in your carseat's cup holder.  Pretty much immediately.  Then, you take off one sock and put it in the cup holder.  Such a funny dude.

You try to share your food with us and have even tried to put your paci in Daddy's mouth.  He didn't take it.  You're still not a fan of shoes (or socks) but we still try to put them on you.

You are standing for long periods of time and squatting down to pick things up.  And...I'll go ahead and tell you...you took your first steps, unassisted, the day after you turned one.  Way to go!

You have started to pick up green stuff from your highchair tray and drop it on the floor.  Stinker.  But don't you worry, I've found ways to sneak that green stuff into your food anyway, so nanny-nanny-boo-boo. =)

At night when we watch you drift off to sleep, it's hilarious to see you calm yourself.  You've started to stick your feet out of your crib and prop them on the wall.  And you still try out different pacifiers until you find the right one.

You absolutely love any kind of ball and will sit and watch sports.  Crazy!  Sports and music…we're cool with that.

You think it's funny when you and I touch index fingers!  I used to touch Grammie's index finger through the window when she'd put gas in the car.  I wonder if you'll get a kick out of that, too??

You lean towards kids in books to try and hug them and you hug and love on stuffed animals.  Your eyes light up and your conversation skills seem to be kicked up a notch with kids…you really want to tell them something.  Especially your cousins.

You screamed for Santa.  

And in family pictures.

And during your first hair cut.

But my word!  You're so cute.

One day, I gave you an apple to keep you busy (because you thought it was a ball) and you figured out how to eat it!  By the way, you can say "ball."  It sounds like "baaaw."  Like you have a little southern drawl.

You're pretty much sleeping all night (YAY!) but are an early riser.  One day, I'll teach you how to make coffee and how we take it =) 

You have 8 teeth and can use them very well.  We still nurse 4-5 times a day and you sometimes lift up my shirt when you're not finished.  Ha!  And then at night, you've started to almost wrestle while nursing.  Silly boy!

The past year has been an incredible journey.  You are something special, Mister Man, Mister Hims, Buddy.  We love you more than you will ever know.

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