Monday, June 2, 2014

And Then He Was One

Dear Julian,

I'm not sure how it happened, but you're 1!  Beyond a doubt this was the fastest and best year of my life.

One means pulling up on everything and cruising everywhere.  One is play dates at the park, banging things together to make noise, and instigating games of peek-a-boo with a huge grin on your face.  One is mimicking words, giving high fives, and going for long walks with daddy.  One is playing at daycare, helping turn the pages of books, and reaching up for mommy.  One is happiness, exploration, and curiosity.

In your first year you visited Canada, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  There were many, many trips to Buffalo to see my side of the family, plus most Friday nights seeing Hama, Papa, and Kelly.  You have been to museums, mommy and me yoga, an olive oil tasting, coffee houses, two poster sessions, and a family reunion.  You even made the cover on a local parenting magazine with your birthday buddy.

You aren't a fan of grass, most meat, and bath time.  You love saag paneer, "flying" with daddy, and your Laugh & Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy.  I think for your birthday you really wanted a working cell phone, real keys, and an all-access pass to the doors we keep closed around you, mainly the bathroom and refrigerator.

At one you are 18 pounds, 10 ounces and 29 inches tall.  You wear 18 month one piece outfits, 12 month two piece outfits, and still fit in 9 month pants.  You have at least 4 teeth, with a couple more on their way up.  You had 3 family birthday parties, plus one at daycare.  You are so very loved by so many people.

It amazes me how much you have changed since you were born and how each stage is better than the next.  Happy birthday, Little Man!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Julian. You are adorable!!!

    Amanda, I think he looks just like you!


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