Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Months.

A few special facts about our little baguette:
He will finally hold hands with us when we're walking around but he won't let you touch his hands otherwise
I have to check the trash can a few times a day to be sure he didn't throw away any of his toys
When he hears a dog bark sometimes he will mimic it with a cute little "oof oof" and it always throws us into proud parent mode
He loves playing in Daddy's garage with all the foreign tools and dangerous chemicals
I just relocated his books out of his reach because he just realized the pages are tearable
He is out of nowhere starting to get sweet little baby curls in the back of his hair
He will try and blow out candles, flashlights and light bulbs
His face when trying to blow these things out is very comparable to Popeye the Sailor Man
He hates to be away from home, which makes running errands troublesome
He would walk by the Christmas tree and just stand next to it and admire the beautiful lights
But now he yanks off ornaments and when we go to reprimand him he hands them to us like he just found them somewhere and he's trying to be helpful
We think he is going to grow into an outdoorsy guy with a goofy personality who loves to fix stuff and who eats strictly to survive
He does a little Stevie Wonder Impression, he closes his eyes and sways back and forth with such soul
When he gets frustrated he smacks himself in the side of the head
He tries to run but he always gets going way too fast for his legs to keep up and he ends up eating it hard
He is finally at the age where he crawls around pushing cars
He thinks it is funny when he beats on the dogs with his toys... we do not
Random things he finds on the floor still go right into his mouth, which is ironic because he is the pickiest eater ever
Climbing into things and dumping things out are kinda his thing
Watching him grow from a baby to a toddler has been the most amazing experience of our lives. We can still remember the day we brought him home and the very fears that kept us awake. We will never forget the tiny moments that mean nothing to most people but make up the bulk of our memories as his parents. And forever will we hold close to us the natural way in which we learned to love him... our baby so tiny, pure and beautiful. This past year has been full of such tender moments that we will never let go of because he is what turned us, two people, into a family.

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