Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Drew!

Drew is 1!!!

I know that I say it all the time, but, man oh man, this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday that I laid eyes on my sweet little babe!

But, alas, 365 blessed days have passed since that moment. And, what a wonderful year it has been!

At 1 year:

* You wear 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers. You still have 5 teeth, but your top left canine tooth is going to break through any day now.

* You love to eat! I am constantly amazed by how much you can fit into your little tummy. We haven't found a single thing that you won't eat. You love it all! Like your pal, Ryan, you love to style your hair with your messy hands after eating. Your favorite hair do is a mohawk using green beans juice as gel. YUCK!

* You are already showing signs of being a little monkey just like your brother. You love to climb! Your new favorite hang out is the bottom shelf of our bookcases. Ha!

* You are getting braver and braver each day with taking steps. You will take 4-5 at a time usually. You haven't really taken off with walking, but you probably will very soon. It is so fun to watch you try to toddle around. When you finally fall, you laugh so hard! It's the funniest thing...

* You are making lots of sounds (ba-ba, da-da, ma-ma), but no "real" words. With your big brother around, it's hard to get a word in edge-wise. ;)

* I've started making you leave your pacifiers in your bed, so that you get into the habit of only using them for naps and bedtime. When I get you out of your crib, I take your pacifier out and say, "Bye, bye Binky." After a few days of that routine, you started taking you binky out yourself, tossing it into your crib, and waving at it. I cracked up when I realized that you had it figured out. It's the little things that you do that make me laugh.

* You are such a boy! You love blocks, cars, remotes, etc. Your brother was building towers with duplo blocks yesterday and you took great joy in knocking over each one. You were so proud and your brother was so disappointed. :)

Here are some pictures from this morning with our birthday boy:

The first picture of our 1 year old! We all went up to get him out of his crib this morning and sang "Happy Birthday." He didn't know what to think of all of the hoopla!

I think that this one will be of my all time favorite pictures!
(It was my pal, Leah's, idea. Gotta give her all the creativity credit!) :)

Happy Birthday, my Precious One! You have changed my life in ways that you will never know. I love you to pieces!


Tara said...

Happy Birthday Drew!! We can't wait to see you guys again. It's been too long.

Melissa said...

Wow!! Can not believe it's been a year! He's SO cute! Happy Birthday Drew! :)

Hannah said...

Wow! 1 already! What a precious boy with a wonderful mommy! Great job Sarah!