Yep! Our "little man" is proud to be ONE YEAR OLD today! He's proud, Daddy's proud, Mommy is sadly nostalgic! James is growing so fast and changing every day, I just want Time to stop, or at least slow down a bit! I really hope I've taken enough pictures to accurately document his first year of Life! (joke!) He has given us so much to smile about for the past year, I look forward to another year (and many more) of smiles and milestones with our little boy!
He is always willing to offer up a smile, even while playing! He is working on developing his charming "flirt" personality by giving unsuspecting females the eye, flashing a toothy grin, then laying his head on their shoulders while giving them a hug. It works like a charm every time!
His charming personality does have a flip side. His little temper (complete with loud vocals) comes out when his toys don't cooperate (push toys get stuck on the rug) or when I try to distract him from something NOT baby-friendly. I say "try" because he is quite persistent. Mommy Tip for the day: Duct Tape is a great baby-proofer for quick fixes!
He is still an excellent eater (anything on a spoon!) but he is demanding to hold the spoon more and more now. So, we are beginning to work on using utensils, but it will take lots of more practice before he gets more food in his mouth than in his hair!
He spends most of his time at home chasing after the dogs and cat, giggling and shrieking with laughter as they try to run away from him. It's the ultimate cat n'mouse game! And, yes, he is chasing them on two feet, as that is the preferred mode of travel now.
Here he is playing with a brand new toy and an old favorite. Obviously, he is torn between the two, so why not play with both? Ingenious thinking!
We are celebrating his first year of life by taking him to get his first haircut tonight. Of course, pictures will soon follow! Then, on Saturday, we are having a pool party/cookout with some of James' friends. Good times.