Tuesday, April 30, 2013

One Year Old


You are the cutest, silliest, craziest, sweetest little one-year-old boy I know.  And I love everything about you.  I love your adventurous spirit, your curiosity, your cuddles and kisses, your laugh, your facial expressions.  I love it all.  You've changed so much in the past month and seem so much happier now.

At 12 months you:

Are walking! You took your first steps two days before your birthday.  Walking greatly slows you down so it still isn't your preferred method of getting around but as of today (three weeks after your birthday) you can walk across the living room and are starting to get faster but still prefer to crawl

Are starting to talk! You've said momma and dada for a while but now you also say bottle (baba) ball (ba), puppy (pup) and are always trying to say new words. 

You are finally eating.  A lot. It took you a long time to figure out solid foods but once you did (a little after you turned 11 months) there was no looking back.  I think this is the source of why you are happier. You love spaghetti and PB&J sandwiches. You also like strawberries and avacados.

You drink 4-5 bottles a day (you absolutely love your baba) Usually 2-3 bottles of soy milk and 2 bottles of juice (to help with constipation)

You love to clap your hands and will wave and blow kisses if you're in the mood

Sleep is still tough for you... you don't want to miss a thing and cry every.single.time I put you down for a nap or bed.  You usually go to bed around 7:30 and wake up about 12 hours later.  You take one nap (usually for an hour) around 1:00

You wear 18 or 18-24 month clothing and size 4 diapers. 

You still have six teeth (two on bottom, four on top)

You love balls and cars and playing in the water

You are LOUD! Everything you do is loud and you always make us laugh with your crazy expressions and sounds

You are very curious and getting to be a great climber (scary for me).  I have a feeling you will keep me on my toes this next year!

You love to play outside and get so upset when I close the door and don't let you go out back.

Weigh 22 lbs (50th percentile)
Height 35.50 in. (99th percentile)

I've loved watching you grow and change during the past year and I'm so excited to see what the next year holds.  I love this age so much and am so thankful I get to spend every day with you.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Special Guests!

I'm so thankful my parents and sister were all able to visit and celebrate Asher's birthday!

Living so far from family is still a constant struggle for me but it does make the time we have together even more special!

I know Avery loved having everyone here and Asher was definitely smitten with his Grandma.  Can't wait to see them all again in July! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Asher's First Birthday

Asher's actual birthday was pretty low-key... we made birthday pancakes in the morning (which neither of my kids ate) and played at the house because it was unseasonably cold for April in Texas

 (yes, he is still wearing Christmas PJs in April!)

My family arrived LATE Thursday night so we celebrated Asher's birthday on Friday. 

He wasn't very interested in is presents but thankfully Avery was more than willing to help him open them!


We let him have a cupcake and sang happy birthday, I'm pretty sure he thinks we're all crazy :)

He did enjoy his cupcake though!

Asher's party was Saturday morning and we are so thankful for the friends and family that came and celebrated our sweet boy's first birthday. 

We did a carnival theme but kept it very low key :)

Sweet little friends singing happy birthday

 He loved his cake!

Just a few pictures of the party decor :) 


Happy first birthday, Asher bug!! You are such a blessing and we love you to pieces! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

One Year

I just put my one-year-old down to bed...

I'm still amazed at how much they change and grow in one short year. 

A year that flies by and leaves you wondering how 365 days have passed so quickly.  A year that leaves you longing for sleep while also wishing the days would slow down, just a bit.

One year.  My baby is almost walking and always getting into mischief. But he is also the best cuddler and is such a momma's boy. 

I look at this picture and it doesn't seem real.  Where have the days gone?  And I know he will be two and talking before I know it. 

I love his blue eyes and his dimples and the crazy animated faces he makes.  I love how he's starting to look more like his daddy but I also see myself in him.  

I'm so thankful that he still lets me rock him to sleep after a long day.  That he cuddles up in my arms and doesn't have a care in the world.  I love listening to his slow, even breathing.  I could sit with him for hours. Watching him sleep never gets old. He barely fits in my lap and I know there are dishes waiting and a party to prepare for but this is a moment I'll always cherish and everything else can wait. 

Happy first birthday, Asher James.  You are the best son I could have ever asked for.