Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12 Month Update!



Stats: 22 pounds and 30.5 inches tall

Eating: James is completely on whole milk now! It is such a relief to be off formula, but now I am worried about weaning off of bottles and so much milk! Oh well, one thing at a time I guess! New favorite foods this month include: chicken, bell peppers, tomatoes, black beans, & peas. James also had chocolate cake for the first time at his birthday party and loved it! He even clapped his hands for "yay!" which means he loved it!

Sleep: Most of the time James goes to bed between 7:15-7:30 and wakes up between 7:15-7:30 am. There are some nights he wakes up in the middle of the night because he is thirsty or teething, but for the most part he is a great sleeper! He takes 2 naps a day still, and I am also nervous to transition to one nap a day. He is a happy little guy and goes to sleep easily! (I guess this is what I earned after waking up every 3 hours for 10 months!)

Milestones: James isn't walking quite yet, but I am happy about that! He keeps me busy enough as it is just crawling around the house! He can walk with assistance or by pushing his walker, so I know we aren't too far off. He has almost mastered standing alone and often does the "mogly crawl" on his legs. At 12 months James can: wave goodbye and hello, growl like a tiger, make monkey, snake, and cow sounds, shake his head no, clap, play patty cake and peak a boo, open cupboards and drawers, turn book pages, point at items, feed himself, drink from a straw, and "sing" to music.

Fun Facts:
-James has very ticklish feet
-LOVES facetiming with people
-He is quite the tease and is always teasing mommy
-Grandma and Grandpa visited us for a weekend and it was so much fun for James!
-Enjoys going to the children's museum
-Laughs and smiles constantly

What we are looking forward to:
-Halloween- we are going to take James trick or treating at an old mansion in old town Alexandria. He will be dressed as a monkey!
-Thanksgiving! YUMMY!
-Nanna coming from England for a visit
-Going to Utah for December!

Comparison Pictures:





















Monday, October 27, 2014

Little man turns 1!

I can't believe it has been a year since my sweet baby was born! He has been a huge joy in our lives, and I can't remember what life was like before him! This past weekend we had a little birthday party in honor of our favorite little man. Of course, it was Winnie the Pooh themed. I had to ride out the end of his my baby Winnie the Pooh obsession. We had it at a park near our house and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! (after 2 tornados near our house this week I was starting to get a little nervous!) The day was even more perfect because my parents were able to fly in for the weekend to help us celebrate.

Here is a picture of his cake:
a HUGE thank you goes out to my friend, Nicole, for making it amazing!



Our little table at the park:


The party favors were little "hunny bears" for the kids:






James & Papa:


Max:


James with Grandma & Papa:



Max:


Close ups of food:








Cupcake smash:
(I have video of this but can never get my videos to play on the blog- sorry!)



It was slow going at first- and daddy had to help, but eventually he started shoving the icing in his mouth- the cake was definitely a hit!





Saying "yay!" because he loved it so much!




James & Lake


Max getting in on a little cake action too...


Opening presents-
James didn't quite get the idea (obviously), but he loved seeing new toys & books!






the little guys finding new toys:


Lake helping unwrap:





Huge THANK YOU! to everyone who helped set up, clean up, and attended James' special day! It was so fun to celebrate this little guy with family and friends.
Happy Birthday James!