Only one more month and our little boy will have his first birthday. I can’t believe it! Time seems to have flown by this year. He is definitely in a fun stage. He’s beginning to learn so many things so quickly. He recently learned how to roar like a lion, give kisses, clap, wave and blow on his food when it’s too hot! My favorite, though, has been watching him learn how to stand on his own!! It’s been so cute. I bought him this big ball that he loves to play with. For our game, he stands up using the ball to balance at first and then lets go and stands on his own. He always does it with the biggest smile and cutest “Ahhh” noises and then he falls back forward onto the ball and I give him lots of kisses and clap for him. It’s so much fun. Very entertaining :). He is now eating everything that we eat, which has been nice. I made all of my own baby food, so it was a lot of work, but definitely worth it (and a world of difference from the store bought version!) He isn’t a picky eater, thus far, so I’m hoping that continues. I actually took a picture of him eating brussels sprouts. I couldn’t believe he liked them (I put the recipe on my recipe blog www.mandasrecipecollection.blogspot.com). We have begun the weaning process, so I’m hoping in a few more weeks that he will be completely weaned. I’m taking it slow, one day at a time, trying to be patient and flexible (not always easy for me). We are definitely blessed to have such an amazing little person to share our lives with. He is so precious to us and such a joy. Life was never as exciting without him.
I’ve posted his recent pictures. They aren’t extremely artistic this go around, because he is so active these days. It’s a lot harder catching good shots of him! But, I caught fun moments that I think you’ll enjoy.